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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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African American Pastor in Maryland Responds to Anti-Equality Political Positioning by Area Ministers

Written by Featured Organization on 06 August 2012.

BALTIMORE, MD -- In response to a press conference earlier today at the National Press Conference, Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton -- senior pastor of The Open Church in Baltimore -- is available for comment.

Following President Obama's recent announcement of support for marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans -- and right on the heels of a unanimous decision by the Democratic Party platform drafting committee to endorse marriage equality in the party platform -- a small group of African American pastors announced their intention to ask members of their congregations to vote against, or not to vote for, President Obama's re-election in November.

As an African American pastor of a new, progressive Christian congregation in Baltimore, Maryland, Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton is available for comment on his belief in the full legal and social equality of LGBT Americans, and his unrelenting support for marriage equality.

Recent reports have surfaced that opponents of marriage equality -- specifically the National Organization for Marriage -- had created a strategy for rolling back the clock on LGBT equality by driving a wedge between African Americans and LGBT Americans (see CNN story here). These strategies neglect to acknowledge the reality that there are many LGBT African Americans living, working, and raising families across the country -- and often face heightened discrimination based on the combination of systemic inequality based on race/ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation.