You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials
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,…

Read More...
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.

Read More...
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. 

Read More...
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.

Read More...
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…

Read More...
Download Greater Diversity News Digital PDF Edition for FREE

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. 

Read More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2011 JoomlaWorks Ltd.

Social Networking to Achieve Racial Unity

Written by Featured Organization on 20 May 2011.

Cybernetic government creates a non-spatial society where it does not matter what physical area one occupies. As long as someone has Internet access, they can use a centrally-derived user ID and password to log in and participate.

Online "social networks" such as this were a key tool recently in facilitating fundamental change in places such as Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Bahrain. Computers may have fostered more democratic societies there.

Black Americans can learn from these powerful developments abroad and begin using computers for their betterment.

While it's not necessary to bring about a change in government here, a black social network could instead strengthen the race. Allowing blacks the opportunity to virtually assemble as a group — even those currently living abroad — can potentially help us solve problems and create unity.

Blacks could use this resource, for instance, to report on and address critical issues in local communities. If concerns at that level receive sufficient interest from others in the network, a network manager can alert everyone about it.

Rather than having an important issue swept under the rug or co-opted by one of black America's many self-appointed "leaders" probably more motivated by their own political gain, a black social network could provide a more telling and reliable consensus of black opinion.

If the network developed enough trust, perhaps it could even facilitate the collection of financial resources. For example, how many black Americans have thought about contributing to the completion of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (scheduled to open on the Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2015)? Rather than relying on large corporate grants and a few black Americans for contributions, all black Americans could be solicited to contribute. This larger number of smaller donations might help get this job and others done more efficiently and successfully.

A social network for black Americans is a real possibility, and it would allow our "nation within a nation" to be connected in ways never before possible. We could all actually be on one page at the same time — and support each other for optimal impact on issues and concerns that face us all.

The question now is: who's going to create black America's online meeting room?

Facebook was created by enterprising college students. Creating a black social network just needs initiative. Why aren't the NAACP or the National Urban League ready, willing and able to create such a potentially powerful tool to advance our race? In the expectation they are not, who will take up the slack?

If Oprah Winfrey is powerful and wealthy enough to inspire a new television network, why can't she or someone like her amass the talent and resources required to develop a black online community?

We don't need to re-invent the wheel. The technology is available. What this idea needs is the person or group to get the ball rolling.

The key to black American power today is not standing in the street with a clinched fist as so many did in the '60s and '70s. Black advancement may now be as simple as joining together, online in a social network, so that we can stand united in our political, economic and social actions.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend