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Aligning Values with Employer Can Lead to Promotion

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 June 2013 11:03.

Employees looking to move up within their organization should get on board with the goals and values of their employer, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Status and the True Believer: The Impact of Psychological Contracts on Social Status Attributions of Friendship and Influence,” shows that employees who are “true believers” in the mission of their organization gain more influence in the company, while those who are not as invested in the company’s mission become pushed to the periphery.
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Spelman College Leadership Conference Challenges Women Of Color To Embrace Future Filled With Increased Financial Responsibility

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:11.

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) -- Power, purpose, fitness and well-being provided the framework for the Ninth Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference (Spelman - WOCC). Thursday marked the conclusion of two days of discussions designed to equip attendees with action items to help achieve long-term financial success. Held at the Georgia International Convention Center, May 15 - 16, the Women of Color Conference attracted a diverse representation of more than 500 of the nation's best and brightest women in an array of fields, including business, finance, arts, public policy, entertainment and education.
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As Self-Publishing Explodes, Marketing Expert Offers 4 Tips for Authors

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:09.

The number of self-published books has exploded, growing 287 percent since 2006, according to research by Bowker, the official ISBN agency for the United States. “In 2012, more than 235,000 print and e-books were self-published in the United States, up from 148,424 in 2011,” says award-winning marketing strategist Catherine Foster, executive publisher/CEO of BlueSky Publishing Partner, www.blueskybooksandmedia.com.
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Ossie Davis Endowment Scholarship Program to Grant Scholarship Awards of up to $6,800

Written by Featured Organization on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:25.

The Ossie Davis Endowment Scholarship program was established to honor the legacy of the renowned actor, Mr. Ossie Davis. Ossie Davis was a writer, actor, activist, director, and producer. He was a well-read thinker, communicator, humorist and humanist who influenced society and cared deeply about the world, the people, and his family.
The program was established by family and friends who understood Mr. Davis' passion for education and his commitment to the young people who will shape our future.

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Mastering Life Balance: Achieving Greatness at Home and at Work

Written by Featured Organization on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:23.

5 Tips from Former Businessman of the Year
People are overwhelmed with the complexities of their own lives and are desperately seeking a way to maximize happiness in their home and work lives, says Gary Kunath, an entrepreneur, speaker and former CEO who works with some of the world’s top corporations and business schools. “I used to be caught up in the spin cycle of thinking that net worth automatically afforded me life worth,” says Kunath, a speaker at top business schools and author of “Life ... Don't Miss It. I Almost Did: How I Learned To Live Life To The Fullest,” (www.lifedontmissitbook.com). 
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UMCOR Helps Tornado Devastated Community

Written by Featured Organization on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:19.

NEW YORK – United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, has been in contact with local partners after a mile-wide tornado claimed dozens of lives and injured hundreds in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. Greg Forrester, the executive in charge of US Disaster Response for UMCOR, implored concerned persons to stay out of the way of first responders, who are still looking for survivors.
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Food and Exercise Tips for a Summer Slim Down

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 20 May 2013 12:05.

With spring in full bloom, many hope to lose pounds before summer’s heat descends. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) exercise and nutrition experts offer tips for those in search of a summer slim down.
EatRight by UAB Weight Management Services Clinical Dietitian Lindsey Lee R.D., said nutrition is necessary to support weight loss efforts.
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Howard 17-Year Old Black Female Golfer Turns Pro

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 20 May 2013 12:04.

Ginger Howard, a 17-year old golf player, has officially become a member of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association), making her the youngest ever. She is also the fifth black American woman to join the LPGA Tour. While her popularity is still very low, all of that will likely change as Howard continues to advance with her performance. Ginger has won 78 trophies, including 1st place at 41 out of 66 events. She was named to Tiger Wood's Junior Golf Foundation in 2003 & 2005, and recently made national TV appearances on the John Walsh Show for Amazing Kids, Comcast SportsNet, NBC4 and George Michael Sports Machine. She's also been featured on ESPN.com and in the New York Times' Play Magazine. For more details about her, visit her official web site at www.gingerthoward.com or her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GingerHowardLPGA •
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Jinja, Uganda/ Skellefteå, Sweden

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 May 2013 16:52.

On May 11, 2013, history will be written in the Ugandan town of Jinja, when the first African Ice Swimming Championship is arranged. Jinja residents received inspiration for this from the city of Skellefteå in Northern Sweden, where over the past two years the Swedish and Scandinavian Winter Swim champi-onships in have been arranged and hosted. "In order to succeed in implementing this spectacu-lar event, we will fill a swimming pool with about 50 tons of ice," says Jinja's Mayor, Mo-hammed Baswari Kezaala Al-Hajji.
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Study Prompt calls for Policy Reforms to Eliminate Racial Wealth Gaps

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 13 May 2013 16:50.

According to a new research report, America’s racial wealth gaps will persist until public policy reforms provide every family the opportunity to build wealth. Less than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation, from the Urban Institute’s Opportunity and Ownership project, analyzed data and trends from 1983-2010. Over these years, the average household income of Whites remained double that of either Black or Latino families.