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West Florissant, Mo. Explodes in Protest of Police Shooting, More Than 30 Arrests

West Florissant, Mo. Explodes in Protest of Police Shooting, More Than 30 Arrests

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American

The Target parking lot of the Buzz Westfall Shopping Center was filled with dozens and dozens of police vehicles and the area of West Florissant from Jennings to Ferguson was blocked off. Helicopters and tanks –as well as vehicles from a host of area departments – descended on West Florissant as looting and vandalism…

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Suppress Voting, Impeach Obama and Close HBCUs

Suppress Voting, Impeach Obama and Close HBCUs

By Peter Grear

Our campaign has sought to educate our communities to the point that they would organize and mobilize for a massive voter turnout for the November General Election and beyond. 

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Risky Situations Increase Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Their Performance Compared to Men

Risky Situations Increase Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Their Performance Compared to Men

Study author Susan R. Fisk

“On the surface, risky situations may not appear to be particularly disadvantageous to women, but these findings suggest otherwise,” 

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Voter Suppression: An Existential Threat to Democracy

Voter Suppression: An Existential Threat to Democracy

By Peter Grear

To properly understand where we are today, we must look to history, to Black Slavery.  Slavery has existed since the time of ancient civilizations and in its inception was based upon conquerors enslaving the conquered without regards to race.  

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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Charlotte, NC (BlackPR.com)

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA)

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Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

New York (BlackPR.com)

New York (BlackPR.com) -- Nielsen today announced that Andrew McCaskill has joined Nielsen as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. He will report to Chief Communications Officer Laura Nelson.

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Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Written by Peter Grear

With this article we will start detailing the ingredients of a revisable action plan that needs comments and revisions as we move toward the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Election.  

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Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I confess that I’m amazed. The Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of North Carolina announced last week that they have launched theNorth Carolina Black Advisory Board (BRAB) 

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Survey Reveals Universities’ Impact on Economy, Job Creation

Written by Association of Univ. Technology Managers on 15 February 2010.

Survey Universities Economy Job Creation In fiscal year 2008, 595 new companies were formed as a result of university research. In fact, many of the world’s most interesting and important inventions such as Google, Warfarin (coumadin) and FluMist, got their start in a university laboratory. These inventions resulted in products we buy or medications we take because they were patented by the university and then licensed to companies that then brought them to market.

This process is known as academic technology transfer, and you can read the latest, most thorough information about it in the newly released AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2008. The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), a nonprofit association of academic technology transfer professionals, announces the release of the summary report of the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2008. The survey summary shares quantitative information about and real-world examples of licensing activities at U.S. universities, hospitals and research institutions.

“The data in this survey show a steady increase in the amount of technology transfer activity,” says Arundeep S. Pradhan, AUTM president. He adds, “this includes more patent filings, new licenses signed and more new startup companies, a good indicator that the Bayh-Dole Act is working as intended.”

In addition to statistics, the report includes success stories that detail real-world contributions from academic institutions including: a discovery that paved the way for the development of a safer, more effective TB vaccine, a new wheat variety that has superior pest resistance and backing quality, an effective oral treatment for radiation exposure, and a new formulation of a chemotherapy drug that reduces serious side effects.

Highlights of the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity SurveyTM FY2008 include:
•648 new commercial products introduced
•5,039 total license and options executed
•595 new companies formed
•about 72 percent of new companies formed with the primary place of business in the institution’s home state
•3,381 startup companies still operating as of the end of FY2008
•$51.47 billion total sponsored research expenditures
•20,115 disclosures

Patents filed
•18,949 total U.S. patent applications
•12,072 new U.S. patent applications
•848 non-U.S. patent applications

Patents issued
•3,280 issued U.S. patents

About AUTM
The Association of University Technology Managers is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of more than 3,000 technology managers and business executives. AUTM members — managers of intellectual property, one of the most active growth sectors of the global economy —come from more than 300 universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals as well as numerous businesses and government organizations.

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