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Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Written by Peter Grear

With this article we will start detailing the ingredients of a revisable action plan that needs comments and revisions as we move toward the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Election.  

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Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

WHEN THE HUMOR IS GONE

James Bean has shown insight and understanding of the darkest moments of many people’s lives as well as ideas on how one could begin to create a life worth living even out of the depths of despair.” -– Rhonda Duncombe, LMFT, LADC

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Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I confess that I’m amazed. The Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of North Carolina announced last week that they have launched theNorth Carolina Black Advisory Board (BRAB) 

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Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Written by State Point

Stress is not only unpleasant; it can be overwhelming, ultimately preventing you from solving the problems that caused the stress in the first place. But getting focused can help you feel happier and be more successful professionally, financially and in your relationships, say experts.

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Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Written by Peter Grear

For black voters, Benjamin Jealous expressed what I believe to be the critical message for black voters when he said that the best way to overcome massive voter suppression is through a massive wave of voter registration.  Thankfully, the NAACP is putting this theory into action through the Youth Organizing…

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Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Written by Freddie Allen

Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country.

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Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I’ve been doing commentaries on our Campaign to Defeat Voter Suppression since November, 2013.  Because the right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, I’ve tried to promote a non-partisan theory of voter enfranchisement. 

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Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

By Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Frequently, in going forward it is imperative to examine your history.  In 1638 the Maryland Colony issued a public edict encouraging the separation of the races that became the public policy of America. 

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Written by Featured Organization on 12 October 2010.

Greater Diversity NewsOur name, Greater Diversity News, really tells the world where we are politically.  We’re progressive.  To that end, all else being equal, we support what we consider to be the more progressive candidates for office. Click here for sample ballot.  That does not mean that we support a straight democratic ticket.  To the contrary, we suggest voting to maximize the strength of your vote and we suggest ways to do it.  Please be aware that not all races are on all ballots.

No black votes for “whites only” 18th House District

The historically reality of the political spoils system is that “to the victor goes the spoils of war”.  In political wars the winners win the power to make and influence political appointments and opportunities.  The fact that “private club” members gain power through their relationships to politicians and campaigns is, probably beyond reasonable dispute.  The fact is that many of these “private clubs” are restricted to “whites only” as are our local Café Fear Club and Cape Fear Country Club.  These facilities don’t believe in racial equality as is demonstrated by their membership practices.  On the November ballot both candidates for NC House District 18, Democrat, Susi Hamilton and Republican, Beth Dawson are members of the CFCC.  That is whose bidding they will do to the detriment of black voters.  We recommend not voting for either.

Keep Cressie Thigpen on the NC Court of Appeals

Cressie Thigpen is the only black male on the 15 member NC Court of Appeals.  Voting for this race is more complicated than other races because it includes an instant runoff if no candidate gets 50% of the vote on the first ballot.  It also allows a person to vote up to three times, once in each round.  We recommend voting “Cressie Thigpen” in round one and not voting in rounds two and three.

Please understand that there are two other Court of Appeal seats on the ballot and you can vote for those seats without hurting Cressie.  We recommend

Nick Rhodes and Phil Stine for School Board

The 4-3 majority on the New Hanover County School Board seems committed to re-segregating New Hanover County schools.  The democratic candidates on the ballot are our best chance to stop the re-segregation.  Although you can vote for 4 candidates, we recommend voting for only two and thereby strengthening your vote and their chances.

OUR RECOMMENDED SLATE

US Senate Elaine Marshall
US House of Rep. Mike McIntyre
NC State Senate Jim Leutze
Board of Commissioners Deborah Butler, Sid Causey
Board of Education Nick Rhodes, Jr., Phil Stine
Clerk of Court Lillian Salcines Bright
Sheriff Ed McMahon
Supreme Court Robert C. (Bob) Hunter
Court of Appeals Jane Gray
Court of Appeals Rick Elmore
District Court Judge Rebecca Blackmore
District Court Judge James Faison
District Court Judge Robin Wicks Robinson
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Court of Appeals Judge Cressie Thigpen

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