AMES, Iowa – The stories are shocking and heartbreaking, but they are often disjointed and hard to follow. In severe cases, the narratives are even more chaotic. This is reality for victims of workplace bullying and a major reason why they stay silent, said Stacy Tye-Williams, an assistant professor of communications studies and English at Iowa State University. No one expects to go to work and feel as though they are back on the school playground, but bullying is all too common for many workers. Approximately 54 million workers, or 35 percent of U.S. employees, are targeted by a bully at some point in their careers, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. Instead of reporting it, Tye-Williams found several of the people she interviewed for a study, published in Management Communication Quarterly, suffered silently.
WASHINGTON – Civil rights advocates praised the updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in American public schools recently issued by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education and recommended additional measures to close the Black-White achievement gap. “The Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance,” stated the guidance. “School districts that receive federal funds must not intentionally discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin, and must not implement facially neutral policies that have the unjustified effect of discriminating against students on the basis of race, color, or national origin.”
The Passing of A Legend Pioneer Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Trailblazer Comer J. Cottrell, Jr. Dies at 82
PLANO, TX -- Pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist and trailblazer Mr. Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of the country's most prolific African-American businessmen, died Friday, Oct. 3 at the age 82 at his Plano, Texas residence. Starting with a modest investment of $600 and broken typewriter, he built a multi-million dollar empire Pro-Line Hair Products and forever changed and revolutionizes the hair care industry. Pro-Line Hair Products would be the vehicle that would establish Mr. Cottrell's legacy but it also allowed him to expand his sharp business acumen across other categories and industries to create jobs and opportunities for African Americans and others that might not have existed.
Educate, organize and mobilize -- If you’re not already registered you cannot vote in this year’s General Election. The reality is that, that is one of the objectives of the 2013 North Carolina voter suppressions laws. In elections of the past a person could register and vote up through Election Day. There are other voter suppression laws that await the unsuspecting and some of these laws will also prevent citizens from voting. Another major roadblock to voting will be going to the wrong precinct to vote. Voters can no longer cast out of precinct ballots.
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Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, fatal shooting of Davis. Of course, millions of people welcomed the news of Dunn’s conviction in what was a retrial on the first-degree murder charge. Yet, we join with Lucia McBath and Ron Davis, the parents of Jordan Davis, in the call for continue vigilance and activism to ensure the living memory of Jordan Davis. Advancing the ongoing movement for freedom, justice and equality for Black Americans and all people is a necessary step to solidify the legacy of Jordan Davis and all those who have been unjustly killed by the soiled brutal hands of racial injustice.
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