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Big Brothers Big Sisters & African American Fraternities Enter Mentoring Month

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 08 January 2010 16:22.

Action Plan to Help Black Boys Succeed

PHILADELPHIA -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and leaders of the nation's largest African American fraternities enter National Mentoring Month 2010 with a bold action plan to significantly increase the number of black Big Brothers, beginning this year.

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Learning Styles Debunked

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 18 December 2009 13:43.

Are you a verbal learner or a visual learner? Chances are, you’ve pegged yourself or your children as either one or the other and rely on study techniques that suit your individual learning needs. And you’re not alone— for more than 30 years, the notion that teaching methods should match a student’s particular learning style has exerted a powerful influence on education. The long-standing popularity of the learning styles movement has in turn created a thriving commercial market amongst researchers, educators, and the general public.

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Five E's of the Social Networking Generation

Written by Farrah Gray on Friday, 11 December 2009 12:28.

 

Today, we see an entire generation of new young leaders and entrepreneurs alike struggling to make an impact. This is the age of social networking with Facebook, Twitter, Google and mobile technologies enabling people to connect with millions in geographically dispersed locations worldwide.

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Black Joblessness Becoming Showdown Between Black Leaders and Black President

Written by Hazel Trice Edney on Monday, 30 November 2009 12:47.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – African-American joblessness – nearly twice the national rate - is quickly becoming the first showdown between Black leaders and the nation’s first Black president as national Black and civil right leaders raise their voices telling the Obama Administration it’s time to end the jobs crisis in the Black community.
“We're sending a strong message to the president and Congress that we need to step up.

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Shifting Blame is Socially Contagious

Written by University of Southern California on Friday, 20 November 2009 14:58.

Merely observing someone publicly blame an individual in an organization for a problem – even when the target is innocent – greatly increases the odds that the practice of blaming others will spread with the tenacity of the H1N1 flu, according to new research from the USC Marshall School of Business and Stanford University.
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Career Success Requires Management Of Change

Written by Ramon Greenwood on Saturday, 07 November 2009 15:52.

Change is certain and constant. Benjamin Franklin would have been wise to add "change" to his adage that "death and taxes are the only certainties of life." We are inundated every day with new relationships, new ways to do things, new expectations and new information.

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Youth Foundation seeks to enhance self esteem and pride in accomplishment

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 30 October 2009 16:22.

Atlanta, GA – The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation and Morehouse College have announced their partnership to mount a campaign to unite ethics and leadership and to train young people to become leaders with a conscience. Bound together through the legacy of the Atlanta’s first African American Mayor Maynard Jackson, a Morehouse alumnus, these two organizations recognize
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Addressing Young Black Male Literacy Crisis

Written by uic on Friday, 23 October 2009 18:26.

African American Adolescent Male Summer Literacy Institute
Research says there is an adolescent literacy crisis in the United States, particularly among African-American males in urban communities. Alfred Tatum, associate professor of literacy, language and culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has made a serious commitment to provide a solution through his summer institute.

Alfred Tatum, associate professor of literacy, language and culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Bosses Who Feel Inadequate Can Turn Into Bullies

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 23 October 2009 15:35.

Bosses who are in over their heads are more likely to bully subordinates. That's because feelings of inadequacy trigger them to lash out at those around them, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California.