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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?

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?

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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Pew Hispanic Center Report Sheds Light On Ilegal Immigration Debate

Written by Andrea Whiting, HispanicBusiness.com on 04 May 2010.

controversial illegal immigration bill in Arizona, a Pew Hispanic Center reportOn the heels of a controversial illegal immigration bill in Arizona, a Pew Hispanic Center report released this week sheds some new light on the effectiveness of immigration efforts, as well as the Hispanic experience in America.

Arizona's decision to pass SB 1070 – a law which will authorize local authorities to verify the immigration status of anyone they even suspect of being in the United States illegally, has sparked nationwide attention.

Though The Pew Research Center completed the survey and report prior to SB 1070 being made into law, its findings reveal what many had already suspected: Americans believe Hispanics are the target of racial discrimination more often than other major racial or ethnic groups.

Specifically, nearly one in four (23%) Americans believe "Hispanics are discriminated against 'a lot' in society today." This marks a change from 2001, when the racial/ethnic group most discriminated against were blacks.

In the fact sheet, titled Pew Social and Demographic Trends 2010, the group points out that this law has "generated sharp debate between advocates who say it is needed to combat illegal immigration and opponents who say it is an infringement on civil liberties and an invitation to racial/ethnic profiling of Hispanics by the police."

The Pew report found that Hispanics are, in fact, the ethnic group most likely to be illegal immigrants. According to the report, in 2008 there were an estimated 11.9 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States. Of this number, three out of four (76%) were Hispanic.

A separate Pew Hispanic Center survey, taken in 2008, revealed that more than half (57%) of Latinos worry that they, a family member, or a close friend could be deported. A separate statistic from the Pew Hispanic Center's 2008 National Survey of Latinos revealed that "one in ten Hispanics had been been stopped by the police or other authorities and asked about their immigration status in the year prior to the survey." Particularly interesting: native and foreign born Hispanics were equally likely to have said this.

And will SB 1070 help soothe the often-tumultuous relationship between Hispanics and law enforcement? According to the same 2008 survey, fewer than half of all Latinos believe Hispanics are treated fairly by police officers in their community.