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Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

by Peter Grear

As we draw nearer to D-day, November 4, 2014, the political parties, candidates and pressure groups are identifying their issues, slates and strategies to win.  My title to this week’s commentary makes a gross understatement, judges matter. 

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Combining Math and Music Leaders in Disparate Fields Explain What Unites Them

Combining Math and Music Leaders in Disparate Fields Explain What Unites Them

American Academy in Rome

Anthony Cheung’s formal mathematical training essentially ended with high-school calculus. But as a musician and composer, he has explored mathematical phenomena in new ways.

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Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

By Peter Grear

By most polls the North Carolina race for the United States Senate is a dead heat.  That being the case, victory in November will go to the political party that executes the best voter mobilization plan.  

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Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Singer and actress Jill Scott

Singer and actress Jill Scott is on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Essence magazine Jill Scott shows offer her new hourglass shape in a beautiful black form-fitted dress. 

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Protecting the Voting Rights of Students

Written by Peter Grear, Esq. on Thursday, 05 December 2013 02:28.

Peter Grear Protecting the Voting Rights of StudentsThe 2013 North Carolina Voter Suppression Act, a.k.a. the North Carolina Information Verification Act, launched a direct attack on our democracy as well as the right and ability of our students to register and vote.  The attack on student voting rights in North Carolina is very similar and consistent with such attacks around the country.  And, as noted in earlier articles, these voter suppression efforts target the virtual entirety of the “Obama Coalition”. Later in this article we’ll address the way that the NC GOP responded to student voting immediately following the so-called Information Verification Act.  However, you should recall that voter suppression as it relates to blacks had its origin in pre-slavery and slavery America.  

Tips for Connecting with Elders During the Holidays

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 02 December 2013 20:08.

John Travis Holt Elder Care Services

People over 65-years-old are twice as likely to spend the holidays alone compared to those less than 65. Bad weather, increased noise and crowds, and health challenges may make it more difficult for loved ones from older generations to travel. Fortunately, there are ways to connect with them this holiday season that don’t require travel, said Rhoda Meador, director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. “Elders are more technically advanced than most people think, and it is important for their health and well being to remain socially connected – even if it’s virtual.”

Blacks Happier at Work Than Whites Despite Fewer Friends, Less Autonomy

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 02 December 2013 20:02.

WASHINGTON, DC, December 2, 2013 — Despite working in more routine and less autonomous jobs, having fewer close friends at work, and feeling less supported by their coworkers, blacks report significantly more positive emotions in the workplace than whites, according to a new study in the December issue of Social Psychology Quarterly “We were surprised by this,” said lead author Melissa M. Sloan, an assistant professor of interdisciplinary social sciences and sociology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. “Based on the history of discrimination against African Americans in the workplace, we thought blacks would experience more negative emotions at work than whites. As it turned out, the opposite was true.”

Sinai Hospital Earns Redesignation as Magnet®-Recognized Hospital for Nursing Excellence

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 02 December 2013 19:58.

John Travis Holt Baltimore, MD - The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has redesignated Sinai Hospital of Baltimore as a Magnet®-recognized hospital, a distinction that honors nursing excellence in patient care, leadership and growth opportunities for nurses within a health care organization. US News & World Report uses the Magnet designation as a factor when ranking the best medical centers in 16 specialties. Hospitals that achieve Magnet status go through a rigorous review process. Sinai’s application was approximately 1,500 pages and included 795 attachments and 167 graphs. 

The War to Disenfranchise Women Voters

Written by Peter Grear, Esq. on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 17:26.

The signs are prevalent in Republican controlled states all over the country; there is a war to disenfranchise women voters.  However, in our ongoing series on voter suppression, this week we’ll look at the Texas and North Carolina republican’s war on women.  You should recall and understand that successful voter suppression tactics in one republican controlled state will be copied an enacted into law in other republican controlled states. In a recent article entitled “Texas Republicans find a way to disenfranchise women voters”, Jean Ann Esselink wrote that along with targeting Blacks, Latinos and college students, 

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