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Voter Outreach

Voter Outreach

Concepts, strategies and objectives to move voters to action

Written by Peter Grear Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Each week over the past several months I’ve written about various aspects of voter suppression with the purpose of explaining its concepts,…

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Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles at Trask Coliseum. WILMINGTON, NC – Boldly proclaiming, “I’m a winner,” and promising “an exciting brand of basketball” newly-christened UNCW head men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts said Tuesday that a new day in Seahawk basketball has arrived.

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Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7 in a temptation-resistance paradigm. Approximately half of the children were lied to by an experimenter, who said there was “a huge bowl of candy in the next room” but quickly confessed this was just a ruse to get the child to come play a game. 

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Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

The unconscious mind could catch a liar

“We set out to test whether the unconscious mind could catch a liar – even when the conscious mind failed,” says ten Brinke. Along with Berkeley-Haas Assistant Professor Dana R. Carney, lead author ten Brinke and Dayna Stimson (BS 2013, Psychology), hypothesized that these seemingly paradoxical findings may be accounted for by unconscious mental processes.

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Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials

Written by Peter Grear, Esq.  Since August 2013 I've continued to ask myself "what would an effective campaign to defeat voter suppression look like?” Well, on Friday, February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day, I got my answer from Richard Hooker, President of the…

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Download Greater Diversity News Digital PDF Edition for FREE

FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website

The FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website. No paper, no hasel, read on your laptop or mobile devices. 

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Six New Orleans Police Officers Arrested, Indicted in Post-Katrina Shootings

Written by Dorothy Rowley on 23 July 2010.

(NNPA) - The Justice Department has announced indictments for six New Orleans police officers in connection with a fatal shooting and subsequent cover-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

 

As the result of an investigation launched in May by the U. S. Department of Justice, six officers face charges of federal civil rights law violations in the shooting deaths of two unarmed civilians.

The 27-count indictment handed up by a federal grand jury in Louisiana alleges how 17 year old James Brisette was killed and four members of his family wounded and how 40-year-old Ronald Madison was killed along the Danziger Bridge in eastern New Orleans. Police department supervisors Arthur Kaufman and the now-retired Gerard Dugue who helped investigate the shootings  were charged with participating in a cover-up.  Kaufman faces up to 120 years in prison and Dugue faces a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison.

The officers had responded to the Danziger Bridge just a few days after the hurricane hit following reports of looting and someone shooting at other officers. Minutes later, the officers then allegedly shot at two brothers, including Madison, who was mentally disabled, and then allegedly kicked the man repeatedly. Madison was pronounced dead at the scene. We are pleased to see that the investigations have progressed to the point that they have," Danatus King, president of the New Orleans Chapter of the NAACP, told the AFRO.

"Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration deserve a lot of credit," said Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former New Orleans mayor. " These are a very important set of charges that demonstrates that this administration cares about the issue of police brutality."

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement issued July 13 that his department is working with officials in New Orleans to restore residents' trust in the police department.

"Put simply, we will not tolerate wrongdoing by those who are sworn to protect the public," Holder said in the statement.

King said," The New Orleans community has known for a while about credibility problems surrounding the police department.

He said, "We've called for an investigation concerning allegations of police conduct before Katrina and it's good now that we've gotten to the point of getting outside help from the Justice Department."