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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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New guide addresses problems often faced by young African American men today

Written by Featured Organization on 16 July 2012.

ORLANDO, Fla. / As a black man living in 21st century America, LaVar Akins has personally witnessed and experienced several of the issues his peer group faces regularly. In “I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” (ISBN 0615641822), Akins addresses these issues while providing solutions and provoking discussion and thought in readers through a powerful yet conversational tone.

 

Much like a barbershop chat or light conversation over lunch among peers or in class, “I Make Twenty Next Month” examines the roles young African American men play not only in their personal lives but in society as a whole. Akins looks at where his fellow black man has been in society, as well as how the role has changed and how it will evolve in the future.

Recognizing the restrictions often placed on his peer group, Akins offers solutions and advice in “I Make Twenty Next Month.” He realizes that there are plenty of men, just like him, who want to pursue their dreams with respect and a positive outlook. He outlines a plan for his readers to help them in their journey to obtain their goals and dreams.

“Although black males of all ages will find the advice and problems discussed in my work appealing, mothers and fathers raising African American sons will also find helpful points within its pages,” says Akins. “I consider this a work for all as it has something for community members who have a vested interest in seeing young, black men succeed.”

With its conversational tone, helpful outlines and thoughtful analyses of the world today, Akins’ “I Make Twenty Next Month” will appeal to anyone looking forward to a better tomorrow, especially for a portion of society that often faces unfair judgment. As a young, successful black man himself, Akins hopes his words and tested advice can be of use to others looking to reach their dreams.

“I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author: LaVar Akins is a native of Orlando and a proud alumnus of Florida A&M University. The 33-year-old has over 15 years of experience working with children.