African-American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party and Other Black Political Leaders Endorse Judge Keischa Lovelace for the N.C. Court of Appeals
The African-American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party and other Black political leaders in the state have decided to endorse and fervently support Judge Keischa Lovelace for the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The AAC-NCDP and other elected North Carolina African-American officials have previously endorsed and still believe Dr. Lovelace is the proper choice for our entire state. The NCDP’s Executive Council, despite pleas from Black and White members, narrowly voted to endorse John Arrowwood for the NC Court of Appeals, Sunday.
Educate, organize and mobilize -- Again, if you’re not already registered you cannot vote in this year’s General Election. If you follow the news, you already know that the National and North Carolina Republican Parties are engaged in the most massive voter suppression campaign in 100 years. They’ve won several court victories that allow them to block the votes of millions of citizens nationwide. Today, we’re playing and losing the game of catch-up in our efforts to defeat voter suppression. To avoid losing this election cycle we need a massive voter turn-out and we need all of our readers to be a part of it. In addition to voting and volunteering to help a party or candidate over the next two weeks please email all of your contacts and do a Facebook post on your timeline asking all of your friend to do as you have done.
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AMES, Iowa – The stories are shocking and heartbreaking, but they are often disjointed and hard to follow. In severe cases, the narratives are even more chaotic. This is reality for victims of workplace bullying and a major reason why they stay silent, said Stacy Tye-Williams, an assistant professor of communications studies and English at Iowa State University. No one expects to go to work and feel as though they are back on the school playground, but bullying is all too common for many workers. Approximately 54 million workers, or 35 percent of U.S. employees, are targeted by a bully at some point in their careers, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. Instead of reporting it, Tye-Williams found several of the people she interviewed for a study, published in Management Communication Quarterly, suffered silently.
WASHINGTON – Civil rights advocates praised the updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in American public schools recently issued by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education and recommended additional measures to close the Black-White achievement gap. “The Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance,” stated the guidance. “School districts that receive federal funds must not intentionally discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin, and must not implement facially neutral policies that have the unjustified effect of discriminating against students on the basis of race, color, or national origin.”
The Passing of A Legend Pioneer Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Trailblazer Comer J. Cottrell, Jr. Dies at 82
PLANO, TX -- Pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist and trailblazer Mr. Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of the country's most prolific African-American businessmen, died Friday, Oct. 3 at the age 82 at his Plano, Texas residence. Starting with a modest investment of $600 and broken typewriter, he built a multi-million dollar empire Pro-Line Hair Products and forever changed and revolutionizes the hair care industry. Pro-Line Hair Products would be the vehicle that would establish Mr. Cottrell's legacy but it also allowed him to expand his sharp business acumen across other categories and industries to create jobs and opportunities for African Americans and others that might not have existed.
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