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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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Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Encourages Parents to Discover the Power of Play

Written by Featured Organization on 07 April 2011.

Raleigh, NC – Play is a powerful tool that helps build healthy brain architecture in children. It helps them grow physically, teaches them how to get along with others, and fosters creativity. During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is encouraging parents to discover the power of play. Children need positive interaction with the key adults in their lives, and playing together offers parents and children a way to have these interactions in a fun atmosphere.

One of the best ways to reap the benefits of play is to let the child take the lead. According to the Incredible Years Parenting Program, parents can give their children an average of 17 commands in a span of 30 minutes. Resisting the urge to direct children during play allows them to use their imaginations and aids in the development of decision making and problem solving skills.
The focus during play should be on the child and not the game. To assist in letting go of the lead role, parents should give positive commentary on what the child is doing, similar to the way a sports announcer would comment on a sporting event. They can make comments such as:  “You are working hard to build that house,” and “I see that you have placed all of the circles in a row.”
“When parents take the time to play with their children, it builds healthy brain architecture and strengthens family bonds,” said Rosemarie Allen Ryan, PCANC President and CEO. “Strong families who provide supportive, nurturing environments for children are critical to successful communities.”
PCANC is the statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect in all forms. Through evidence-based and promising family strengthening and parenting programs, public awareness, and professional education, PCANC works to ensure every child has a healthy childhood and the opportunity to grow up to be a caring, contributing adult. For more information about PCANC contact Maureen McKeon, Director for Communications at mmckeon@preventchildabusenc.org or (919) 256-6616.