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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.  

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Developing Black CEOs

According to research conducted by Richard Zweigenhaft, a psychology professor at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., though Blacks account for more than 13 percent of the U.S. population, 

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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

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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.  

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How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

(StatePoint) Everyone faces setbacks in life.

While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal motivators, say experts. 

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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.

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 •

Power of Prayer: Prayer Leads to Cooperation, Forgiveness in Relationships

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 20 May 2013 12:01.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Praying for a romantic partner or close friend can lead to more cooperative and forgiving behavior toward the partner, according to a new study co-authored by a Florida State University researcher. The findings are significant because they are the first in which the partners who are the subject of the prayers reported a positive change in the behavior of the person who prayed, said Frank D. Fincham, eminent scholar and director of the Florida State University Family Institute.

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.

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.

Optimal Workout Partner Encourages Less to Motivate

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 May 2013 16:47.

The best workout partner may be one who understands that silence is golden, according to one Kansas State University researcher in the College of Human Ecology. Brandon Irwin, assistant professor of kinesiology, recently found that individuals tend to work out longer when their partner was perceived to be more skilled and was one who kept verbal encouragement to a minimum.