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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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GDN Book Feature - Duty Call: Rendezvous With Destiny

Written by Dr. Lonnie Sessoms on Monday, 11 March 2013 15:38.

New Xulon Title Revisits Origin and Significance of Human Race - It’s a date with destiny in new book released by Dr. Lonnie Sessoms, Jr., Ph.D. MAITLAND, FL -- Within the pages of Dr. Lonnie Sessoms, Jr., Ph.D.’s new book, Duty Call: Rendezvous with Destiny ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-62419-674-4; $8.49, e-book, 978-1-62419-675-1) readers will see how God placed potential and purpose in every individual.  The author details how the potential of many readers is like a jewel, in that it is hidden under layers of lifetime experiences both positive and negative, and how to rediscover significance through the origin of humanity.

We Need Mindset Control: With 300 Million Guns Already in the Country, Gun Control is Not The Answer

Written by Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, Founder of Be Someone Inc. on Monday, 11 March 2013 15:34.

According to the U.S. government itself, there are an estimated 300 million guns in the United States. So is gun control the real answer to the violence taking place today? Of course not! The answer lies not in the weapon, but in the mindset of the person. As humans interact, we hope they see each other as equals and wish no harm on anyone. This is the mindset that would lead to peace. Unfortunately, that is not being properly taught to our children.

Music Entrepreneur Learns How To Develop Real Estate

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:58.

Courtney "Coko" Eason is an entertainment entrepreneur striving to make a difference in the Nashville Music Scene. Her company, Soundtrack Entertainment, LLC focuses on bringing a diverse selection of events, concerts and TV broadcasts to Nashville, that are comparable to entertainment cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. However, she realized that the dreams she had for her city could only come true if a new venue was developed and built to cater to those who enjoyed Rock, Pop & Urban music events in a fun yet upscale and trendy atmosphere.

New Belly Fat Burning Program

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:57.

All across America, people are battling stubborn belly fat. A health condition of now epidemic proportions, belly fat has actually been identified as the most lethal type of body fat because of its close proximity to vital organs. In fact, according to a groundbreaking 2006 study published in Obesity, this specific type of "visceral" fat is a predictor of early death.

Public Policy, Institutional Barriers Are Pushing Racial Wealth Gap

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:52.

New research shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines in the United States cannot solely be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and African-Americans.

Turning the Clock Back on Voting Rights

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:50.

Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair.  The facts: The small city of Calera redistricted its boundaries in a way that the sole African American councilman lost his seat.  Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act forced a new election with different boundaries, and Ernest Montgomery regained his seat.