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Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation

Houston, TX — The Honey Brown Hope Foundation, a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit that has served youth and their families for over two decades, announced today that it is thankful this holiday season for recently being recognized for its civil rights

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Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Back in September I wrote an article entitled, Voter Suppression: Creating Black Wealth.  The impetus for that article was a commentary written by Earl G. Graves, Sr., Publisher of Black Enterprise. 

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Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

loyalty to employers

Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does

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The Pawns of Politics: Where Is My Patronage?

Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- For more than a year leading up to the recently completed General Elections, I’ve written about Voter Suppression, gerrymandering, the Black vote and voters.  

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Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: Are Men or Women Most at Risk?

Abuse in the Workplace

There is no significant difference in the prevalence of verbal abuse in the workplace between men and women, according to a systematic review of the literature conducted by researchers at the Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal

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The Decision to Handle Rejection

The Decision to Handle Rejection

Rev. Manson B. Johnson

The Big Idea: Endurance is the key to achieving challenging goals in life.“Man’s rejection can be God’s direction.  God sometimes uses the rejection of hateful people to move us to a new place or assignment–where we wouldn’t have thought of going on our own.  

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Internships Take on New Meaning for Graduates and Corporations

Written by Wake Forest University on 03 June 2010.

With new college graduates facing one of the toughest job markets in years, internships are becoming one of the keys to With new college graduates facing one of the toughest job markets in years, internships are becoming one of the keys to getting hired in today’s economy. In many cases, universities consider internships so important that they are building endowments and offering stipends to fund students’ salaries, said Patrick Sullivan, associate director of experiential education at Wake Forest University.

This year, Wake Forest is giving $3,000 stipends to 51 students who have landed internships in entrepreneurial companies or non-profits. The stipends are funded through endowments and grants created specifically for this purpose.

“Internships are taking on a whole new meaning,” Sullivan said. “From the students’ perspective, it gives them the opportunity to gain experience that is critical to getting hired in this very competitive environment,” Sullivan said. “Employers also benefit when student build skills that they can take to the full-time workplace.”

A recent study suggests that students who do internships are more likely to receive job offers after graduation. The 2010 Student Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that new graduates who took part in an internship program are more likely to have received a job offer than their peers who opted to forego the experience.

Slightly more than 42 percent of seniors who had internship experience and applied for a job received at least one job offer. In contrast, only 30.7 percent of seniors without internship experience who applied for a job received an offer.

Seniors with internship experience were also more likely to get a higher salary with their job offers than their counterparts who did not intern, the NACE found.

All of the Wake Forest internship money been doled out through the university’s career services office and entrepreneurship center, and even graduating seniors are using the internships to make them more marketable to employers.