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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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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Developing Black CEOs

According to research conducted by Richard Zweigenhaft, a psychology professor at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., though Blacks account for more than 13 percent of the U.S. population, 

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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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How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

(StatePoint) Everyone faces setbacks in life.

While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal motivators, say experts. 

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President Obama Meets with CBC at White House

Written by Featured Organization on 20 May 2011.

President Obama meets with CBC at White House - The Congressional Black Caucus recently held its first full Caucus meeting with President Obama at the White House. The CBC emphasized the importance of innovative job and wealth creation, especially for the African American community, which is the hardest hit by the recession.

 President Obama and the CBC discussed a myriad of issues, but jobs were the primary focus including ways to address the conditions of the long term unemployed.  The CBC commended President Obama on the successful military action taken by the Administration and our armed forces in capturing Osama bin Laden.  Additionally, the CBC acknowledged the importance of Assistant Leader, Jim Clyburn's significant role in the budget deficit and debt ceiling discussions.

The CBC expressed to the President the importance of immediately identifying resources available for investment for critical programs that serve vulnerable communities.  The Caucus proposed the idea of youth jobs through aid and clean-up of the recent tornado and flood ravished areas.  President Obama expressed his commitment to short and long term strategies to ensure economic growth thereby creating a more prosperous America.  The President also assured the Caucus of its critical role as a partner in addressing the economic woes of our time. President Obama expressed his goal to create a robust economy that will generate jobs for those in the African American community and for all Americans.   The Congressional Black Caucus is committed to continuing its work with the Obama Administration to get America back to work.

President Barack Obama meets with the Congressional Black Caucus in the State Dining Room of the White House, May 12, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.)

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