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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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GDN Book Feature: "Church Gossip" Author Shows What Happens When Hurt People Hurt People

Written by Featured Organization on 14 September 2012.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Christian Newswire - Reality show after reality show allows us to see the shocking moments a person realizes that their trust has been broken or they have been betrayed by someone they considered a friend. At that moment, the person that has been mistreated launches a plan to execute revenge. Sadly the same mentality can be found in some churches today. The judging, back biting, gossiping, and false perceptions that go on in the church can cause just as much drama and leave a person with real pain, and even cause them to leave the church altogether.

The second novel Church Gossip by author Kelli Bolton sheds light on a not so taboo topic in the church. While many people have become numb to the problem it continues to grow. Kelli's hope is that once a reader makes the connection between their attitude (judging) and sees the consequences (person hurt) of their behavior they will have a desire to change.

It is from years of being involved in ministry and observing the attitudes and actions of "Christians" that gave Mrs. Bolton the passion to see broken people made whole.

There is a saying that "Every saint has a past, and sinner has a future." Many times the saints forget that they had a past and the same God that forgave them of their sin, can do the same for the sinner standing before them.

Church Gossip is a soul stirring Christian fiction novel that takes the reader on a journey of a young lady named Sherry Collins. Sherry struggles to maintain her relationship with God after the church she attends with her family turns against them when Sherry's "mistake" is made known to the church. She accepts the fact that she messed up, but has a hard time understanding why "the church" can't show her love and instead makes her an outcast. While the title gives the reader an idea of what the book entails, the message is sure leave a little something to think about the next time they are tempted to judge. 

For more information you may contact Kelli Bolton at www.kelliwrites.com.  Church Gossip is available online at www.amazon.com  •

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