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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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 Greater Diversity News (GDN) is a statewide publication with national reach and relevance.  We are a chosen news source for underrepresented and underserved communities in North Carolina.  

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Grant Awarded to American Indian Workforce Development Program

Written by Featured Organization on 05 August 2011.

RALEIGH– A N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs program that provides workforce development services to American Indian citizens, communities and businesses in four tribal communities in North Carolina has received a $274,534 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue services throughout FY2011-12. â€śThe American Indian Workforce Development Program helps American Indian citizens gain the skills necessary to join the workforce and contribute to their local economy,” said Commission Executive Director Greg Richardson.   “This program not only fosters individual self-sufficiency but also helps to strengthen our communities.” Through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the U.S. Department of Labor funds 178 Indian, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native programs.  The Commission provides services to eligible North Carolina citizens via field offices and staff located within Indian communities. The Commission program is tailored to support individual client needs to overcome barriers to employment through classroom training, work experience, and job search and placement assistance services. Some clients may qualify for additional services, such as transportation or temporary housing assistance while in training.  Program applicants who are enrolled members of state or federally recognized tribes, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians may be eligible for services through Commission. Highest preference is provided to qualified military veterans.  Eligibility for the program is based on income and other factors. For information, contact the Commission office nearest to your residence: Coharie tribal area field office in Sampson County (Sue Faircloth: (Sue.Faircloth@doa.nc.gov or 910-564-6726) or Waccamaw-Siouan tribal area field office in Columbus County (Carolyn Crocker : Carolyn.Crocker@doa.nc.gov or 910- 655-8708).  Inquiries also may be made at the nearest N.C. Job Link Career Center office (http://www.nccommerce.com/workforce/job-seekers/joblink-career-centers).