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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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Organization Teaching African Americans How To Earn Up to $1,000,000 Annually Packaging Real Estate Development Joint Ventures

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 April 2013 18:37.

Boston, MA (April 16, 2013) -- The Founder of The REDI Foundation, non-profit institute, Richard Michael Abraham, announced today at The REDI Foundation's press conference that the mission to train professionals how to be successful packaging joint venture real estate developments is working very well.

Blacks Less Prepared for Next Financial Crisis

Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent on Monday, 22 April 2013 18:33.

WASHINGTON – Minorities clinging to the middle class have come out of the Great Recession at a higher risk for falling into poverty during the next economic crisis, according to a recent report by the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C.

Book Motivates Parents To Raise Chances of Academic Success

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 April 2013 18:30.

For several years, Vivian Owens wrote a newspaper column or magazine articles that underscored the idea of parents working at home with their children to improve learning performance. Her articles appeared in the NNPA newspapers and in Upscale Magazine. The book she penned in 1988, PARENTING FOR EDUCATION, was selected as a Resource in Education by the U.S. Department of Education.

New Loan Policies Fail Black Students in College

Written by Freddie AllenNNPA Washington Correspondent on Monday, 15 April 2013 14:02.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Like thousands of Black college students, Bethanie Fisher, a psychology major at Howard University depended heavily on the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students program that allows parents to borrow the full amount of college tuition and fees. During, the 2007-2008 school year, an estimated 33 percent of undergraduate students that earned degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities received Parent PLUS loans, double the rate of all undergraduate students nationwide.

Advocates Push to Preserve Foreclosure Program

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 15 April 2013 13:55.

A broad coalition of state and national organizations is pushing to preserve a key federal program that has helped more than 1.1 million troubled homeowners and reduced mortgage payments by a median savings of $546 each month. The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), created in response to the nation’s housing crisis, is set to close shop on December 31. Housing and consumer advocates are urging the U.S. Treasury Department to reconsider ending the program.

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