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CFW/DVC Conducts Information Sessions for Grant Applicants

Written by North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission on Sunday, 07 March 2010 22:15.

The N.C. Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission will present a series of information sessions this month to assist agencies interested in applying for future grant funding. All sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sessions are free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested.

Registration for the first session, to be held Thursday at Catawba County Community College in Hickory, has met capacity and is closed. Remaining sessions include:

Date: March 17
Location: Craven Community College, 800 College Court, New Bern. Session will be held in Training Room 102.

Date: March 19
Location: 313 Chapanoake Road, Suite 201, Raleigh. (Look for the “pink” building and enter from the left side of the building.)


Date: March 24
Location: 313 Chapanoake Road, Suite 201, Raleigh. (Look for the “pink” building and enter from the left side of the building.)

For information, visit the CFW/DVC website <> or call 919-733-2455.


The Trouble with Women’s History Month

Written by Maureen Costello on Friday, 05 March 2010 04:12.

women in U.S. historyThe trouble with Women’s History Month - with all these special months - is that they encourage people to think that problems have been solved. The female heroes of yesterday are acknowledged, the debt paid and the slate wiped clean.


'Main St.' Economic Conditions Misread by GDP

Written by University of Maryland, College Park on Friday, 26 February 2010 01:01.

Traditional gauges of economic activity severely overstate the standard of living as experienced on Main Street, say University of Maryland researchers, who have worked with their state officials to apply a more accurate and greener index.


How to Manage Generational Clash in the Workplace

Written by Saint Joseph's University on Friday, 26 February 2010 00:12.

You’re on vacation in the Bahamas and your colleague e-mails you a question about the report she is scheduled to present to the board later that day. With your Blackberry close at hand, you quickly answer her message and get back to your hot rock massage.


International Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer Reaches 10 Year Milestone

Written by Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer on Thursday, 18 February 2010 14:43.

Breast Cancer Reaches 10 Year Milestone 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the only international conference dedicated to the critical issues of young breast cancer survivors and those who care about them. Nearly 1,000 young breast cancer survivors, caregivers and medical professionals from around the world are expected to attend the 10th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer, to be held Friday, Feb. 26-Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.


Additional Incentives Would Aid Toyota's Comeback, PR Researcher Says

Written by Dick Jones Communications on Monday, 15 February 2010 22:01.

A source on the PR nightmare facing Toyota is Renita Coleman, a Johnson Legacy Scholar of the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication.

The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication is a research center founded in 2004 to study and advance ethics and responsibility in corporate communication and other forms of public communication. Scholars are awarded grants for research on public communication.


Beyond Black and White: Searching for the White Male Effect in the African-American Community

Written by Louie Rivers, Joseph Arvai and Paul Slovic on Saturday, 30 January 2010 14:37.

white male effectA new study published this month concludes the tendency of some white males with higher education levels and conservative political and cultural views to have lower risk perceptions of environmental threats is not found among African-American males with similar backgrounds. The study also finds 69 percent of African-American men and women surveyed about their views on the environment and health risks are either “moderately” or “deeply” concerned about the natural environment.


No Jobs, No Recovery, No Votes

Written by Harry Alford on Friday, 29 January 2010 14:49.

(NNPA) - It is a pretty simple formula.  Yet, many of our federally elected officials don’t seem to understand or at least listen to the masses.  The messages in Virginia and New Jersey were certainly clear.  Still they prodded on with their largesse and out of touch agenda.  Then comes Massachusetts like the thunder of an electrical storm or the roar of the mighty ocean. 


Help Pouring Out for Haitians as Death Count Grows

Written by Pharoh Martin and Kendra Desrosiers on Friday, 22 January 2010 13:27.

7.0 magnitude earthquakeWASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s been described as “The world’s Katrina”. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that completely devastated and uprooted the Black island nation of Haiti, leaving an estimated 100,000 dead and millions more homeless, injured and in despair. Government officials are predicting that the death toll could eventually rise to half a million, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters ever.


Sociologist’s New Book Uncovers Nationwide Problem with How Homelessness Is Handled

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 January 2010 13:09.

Four years ago, a Texas Tech University sociologist took a different tack by studying homeless people who preferred living on the streets to shelters. When he asked why many stayed away from shelters, what he found uncovered one of the biggest problems with how social assistance programs deal with the problem across the country.