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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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True story shows how adolescent overcame obstacles, overwhelming odds to live successful life

Written by Featured Organization on 16 February 2012.


In “The Dead Soldiers” (ISBN 146375244X), DMR1 allows readers to experience his journey from a DC area street hustler to an undergrad on an upper Midwestern college campus. He says that his situation is only one of many during his time and is still happening today with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

 

DMR1 takes readers on a journey through his time in college in the 1970s after federal legislation ended segregation on American college campuses. With the advent of new federal loan and grant programs, many colleges began to open their doors, some doing so simply for profit.

Changes in the law did not change attitudes, and, as a result, many minority students faced daily struggles on campuses that weren’t too keen on inclusion of African Americans in the first place. Many of the tragedies and injustices that occurred haven’t been spoken of, and DMR1 wants to spread knowledge about them as well as his own experiences.

DMR1 hopes his book will inspire readers who may find themselves dismayed or discouraged to do something as simple as attend college because of their ethnicity or background.

“I want to encourage, educate and inspire those today who may have begun life penniless, on the lower rungs of society, but nonetheless seek and strive for a better day and a brighter life,” DMR1 says.

“The Dead Soldiers” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author: DMR1 is a painter, artist, author, poet, musician, DJ, producer, director, comedian and software consultant. He received his bachelor’s fromNorth DakotaStateUniversityand earned certificates in software management, paralegal studies and media relations. He has published previous books including novels and poetry collections.