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Veteran’s Treatment

By: Calvin Lovick There are many segments of the United States population that have legitimate reasons to gripe about the way they’re treated: African-Americans, women and disabled individuals, for example. But veterans are another group that certainly has been mistreated in this country – woefully so, as a matter of fact. Consider this: You spend time in the military knowing

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Boomers and Millennials Lose Ground in Workplace Even in Thriving Economy

By: Kimberly Durment Locke Regardless of whether you support the current presidential administration, there’s no debate when it comes to admitting that the U.S. economy and job market are thriving. The numbers are in and they show that the unemployment rate for November 2018 was a low 3.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The last time the

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STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Education: The Shoe That Fits

By: Allyson D. Yarbrough, PhD Engineer, STEAM Education Evangelist and Empowerment Advocate Today’s global career environment is exciting, competitive, and full of surprises. To succeed requires strong skills, the ability to adapt quickly, and seizing control of your destiny. Furthermore, as a recent Editorial in this journal explained in “Why Is Education So Important Today Than Ever Before?”, education is

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WILLIAMS SAYS HBCUS WILL PRODUCE FUTURE LEADERS

By Kesha Williams Elizabeth City State University welcomes Dr. Gwendolyn Williams as the new chairwoman of the Department of Education, Psychology and Health. A native of Monroe, Louisiana, Dr. Gwendolyn Williams earned a B.A. degree from Spelman College. She also holds a master’s degree, a specialist degree, and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University (GSU). Williams says her arrival at

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My Turn: “Millennials, The Mystery Generation, How the Boomers Screwed an Entire Generation,” Excuse Me!

By Kimberly Durment Locke reswefbb@verizon.net When I recently came across an article titled, “Millennials, The Mystery Generation, How the Boomers Screwed an Entire Generation,” posted last October and written by Michael T. Robinson, founder of CareerPlanner.com, I have to admit I felt a combination of disbelief and uneasiness. Was it true that as a person born within the bandwidth of

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Gender Political Gap Theories, ideological views, and certainly controversial

Angela M. Cranon, M.A. acranoncharles@gmail.com Editor-in-Chief Why aren’t there more women politicians in America? When the word politics is normally brought up in a conversation usually the talk is about Republicans and Democrats, or today, of course, President Donald Trump. The talk of gender political gap is rarely discussed, which should be, considering the fact that, there are more women

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Four Reasons Why Baby Boomers Are Working to Age 65 and Beyond

By: Kimberly Durment Locke reswefbb@verizon.net There’s no doubt that many in the Baby Boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1963, have retirement on their mind. According to marketrealist.com, more than four million Boomers have retired since 2008 and that number is steadily rising each year. However, there are still a fairly high percentage of Boomers who are continuing to

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PowerShift Article

5 Words and Phrases Women Should Use to Get Ahead in their Career You finally make the decision to make a change in your career so you start looking for a job. You check all the usual job boards and come across a job title that sounds intriguing. As you read more of the job description, your excitement builds because

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Hugging Rules

Hugging isn’t illegal in the workplace. –  It’s also not always welcomed. When it comes to physical behavior in the office that could lead to court action, there’s no bright line between what’s accepted and prohibited, noted Dianna Johnston, assistant legal counsel with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. “The only issue would be whether the nature of the touching or

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