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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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GDN Book Feature: “Come To Win” By Venus Williams

Written by Lynia White on 27 August 2010.

WTA-UNESCO Gender EqualityVenus Williams has become a household name. Venus is synonymous with success. At the young age of 30, she has become a huge success in a number of ways. Most people are familiar with her career in tennis. She is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and she has won numerous Wimbledon titles.

In addition to her success as an athlete, Venus is a founding ambassador for the WTA-UNESCO Gender Equality Program, which addresses worldwide gender issues and she launched a successful clothing line in 2007. Now she has added "Author" to her many professional titles. In July, Venus released her new book,

 

This book shows how to turn a competitive spirit and an athletic background into success in other areas of life. Venus explores how her drive for tennis will continue to help off the court in her post-tennis career. She draws on experiences of others who got their start in sports and who are now on top of their profession. She discusses with them what principles they gained from playing competitive sports and how that has helped them in the business world.

Venus features nearly fifty business leaders, politicians, doctors, and artists. Some of the forerunners featured in this book are Ken Chenault, Meg Whitman, Phil Knight, Jack Welch, Condoleezza Rice, Bill Bradley, Marcus Samuelsson, Magic Johnson, Robin Roberts, Bill Clinton and Vera Wang. Here is an excerpt from the portion of the book that features Vera Wang -

"Vera Wang is a fashion designer. She launched her eponymous label in 1990. She served as design director of women's accessories for Ralph Lauren, and spent sixteen years at Vogue, where she became the magazine's youngest editor. She was born in New York City and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in art history. She says: 'I fell at Nationals in 1968... It is a lot of pressure when thirty or forty thousand people are going "Oooh" together and you're sitting on the ice. It's the same with fashion. I've had a show that I thought represented a great effort, and a certain reviewer killed it. ... It's not unlike sports where one is subjectively judged! ... It's the ups and downs of it. You have to be passionate to stay in it. If you don't love it, why put yourself through it?'"

The advice in "Come to Win" is knowledge every aspiring professional and entrepreneur will want to read. It's also a very useful tool for parents and coaches looking to build confidence and discipline in their children. All who read this book will greatly benefit from the experience of Venus and other professionals.