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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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Alabama State Senator Protests Monument For KKK Leader

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:46.

Selma, AL (BlackNews.com) -- 60,000+ people have already signed the online petition at www.change.org/selma -- Cecil Williamson, president of Selma, Alabama City Council, is behind the building of the monument, and has a long history of involvement with secessionist and White supremacy groups including the John Birch Society and the League of the South. 

Facing General Motors Head On: A boxer in the fight of his life with corporate America

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:42.

LANSING, Mich. – In the boxing ring, he was a warrior that wouldn’t give up. He had no idea he would need to use those same skills in the courtroom years later. Elmo Hudson is talking about his 17-year battle with General Motors in his new book, Boxer of the Year, which recounts what he says was job discrimination and a brutal assault by a racist co-worker.

Majority of Global Muslims Wish for Peace, Well-Being and Family over Wealth and Success for Eid, Western Union Study Finds

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:20.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As Eid celebrations dawn and Ramadan draws to a close the world over, the majority of Muslims living and working overseas wish for peace and happiness, followed by health and family belonging, over desire for wealth and success, the second phase of a newly released Western Union-sponsored study has found. Specifically, nearly half of Muslims living and working overseas said that they valued peace and happiness (48%), followed by health (17%), family belonging (14%) and wealth and success (9%). 

American Forum Op-ed by NC business leader on Bush-era tax cuts

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:18.

If anyone tells you that ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2 percent would hurt job creation tell them to talk with me. We founded our business, TS Designs, in 1977 as a small manual screen printing company and grew to land contracts with some of clothing’s biggest brands. In 1993, we lost much of our business as a result of the supposedly job-creating NAFTA trade agreement as large brands sought out the cheapest labor costs they could in Mexico.

New Report Finds Students of Color Are Being Shortchanged: Schools Spend $334 More on White Students than on Students of Color

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:15.

Washington, D.C. — On a press call today with Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the Center for American Progress unveiled a new report that explores the racial inequities in state and local funding that persist in our nation's schools. According to the study, called "Unequal Education,” schools across the nation continue to treat students of color differently than their white peers because of a federal loophole that permits districts to spend significantly less on schools with large populations of students of color.

The Benefits of Butterflies: the Healing Powers of a beautiful creature Airlie Garden’s Butterfly House provides tranquility for visitors in all walks of life

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:14.

The Butterfly House at Airlie Gardens is celebrating its third anniversary with record attendance this year. And while the region’s first permanent butterfly house continues to draw a full spectrum of children and adults, garden officials say its greatest benefits might extend to people living with illness, disabilities, or suffering from a loss.