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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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GDN Book Feature: Duty Call: Rendezvous With Destiny

Written by Dr. Lonnie Sessoms on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:20.

MAITLAND, FL— Within the pages of Dr. Lonnie Sessoms, Jr., Ph.D.’s new book, Duty Call: Rendezvous with Destiny ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-62419-674-4; $8.49, e-book, 978-1-62419-675-1) readers will see how God placed potential and purpose in every individual.  The author details how the potential of many readers is like a jewel, in that it is hidden under layers of lifetime experiences both positive and negative, and how to rediscover significance through the origin of humanity.

Publishers Discuss Role of the Black Press

Written by Eleska AubespinSpecial to the NNPA fromThe Houston Defender on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:59.

March 16 marked the 186th anniversary of the founding of Freedom’s Journal, the country’s first Black newspaper. Its editors, Rev. Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm, proclaimed in the first edition, “Too long have others spoken for us…We wish to plead our own cause.”

Right to Dream Examines Immigration, Supports DREAMers

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:57.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In Right to Dream: Immigration Reform and America’s Future, University of Arkansas sociologist William A. Schwab examines the evidence and calls for passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, better known as the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act would provide residency to undocumented young people brought to this country as children. It would allow such young people to attend college with in-state tuition and to work and travel freely. It would open a path to citizenship to those who complete their education or military service.

Teen Mentors Inspire Healthier Choices in Younger Children

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:54.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An obesity intervention taught by teen mentors in Appalachian elementary schools resulted in weight loss, lower blood pressure and healthy lifestyle changes among the younger students learning the curriculum, according to a new study.
In contrast, children taught the same lessons by adults in a traditional classroom saw no changes in their health outcomes.

America’s Racial Wealth Gap Triples Over 25 Years

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 18 March 2013 15:22.

As long as most of us can remember, Black communities have taught and believed that a college education is the key to social and economic advancement. But according to a new research and policy brief by Brandeis University scholars, that long-held belief is only one of several factors affecting Black America’s ability to build wealth.

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