You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials
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

Read More...
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. 

Read More...
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

Read More...
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.  

Read More...
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

Read More...
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.  

Read More...
Subscribe to Get GDN Print Edition

Subscribe to Get GDN Print Edition

Print Subscription

 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.  

Read More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2011 JoomlaWorks Ltd.

Prejudice, abuse and disease Child faces hardship with resilience and courage

Written by Featured Organization on 10 December 2012.

LONDON – According to ChildHelp.org, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. They also state that 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder. Pulling from his personal research and experience, author Dave Hamilton’s new book, Duncy, tells the story of Diddy, a black child growing up on St. Vincent Island in the Caribbean and United Kingdom. The only black child in his suburban United Kingdom class and unloved and abused by his mother, Diddy faced hardship both at home and at school.

Rising from abuse and disease, Diddy faces his hardships with bravery and courage. Through his story, Hamilton gives hope to other children like Diddy and shed light on the prejudice and abuse that is still being passed down from parents, whether it is acknowledged publicly or not.

Set in the 1960’s, the story is based loosely on Hamilton’s own life experiences.

“The treatment, which was commonplace in that time, would be considered emotional and physical abuse today,” says Hamilton. “Equality is essential. When we begin to see others as less than ourselves, our behavior can become destructive.”

Hamilton hopes that the book changes the perspective of those who have turned a blind eye to child abuse, whether emotional or physical.

“In every relationship, there are disagreements, heartaches and pain,” says Hamilton. “It is often the people closest to us that hurt us most.”

 

Duncy

By Dave Hamilton

ISBN: 978-1-4525-0582-4

Paperback: $16.50

Kindle: $3.99

Available at www.amazon.com

About the author

Born on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean, Dave Hamilton witnessed the culture and the people in Duncy firsthand. Based loosely on his own life experiences, Hamilton hopes the story sheds light on the abusive practices of many parents in West Indian culture. He currently lives in Croydon, Surrey with his wife, Julia. This is his first book.