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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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Open Letter To America's Black Youth: "Brains Before Bullets, Think It Out, Don't Shoot It Out!"

Written by Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson Founder and President of Be Someone, Inc. on Monday, 18 February 2013 15:50.

Several years ago, I found myself at a crossroads in my life. If not for a helping hand at just the right time, I might not be here to offer these words of advice and encouragement. I definitely fit the description of an "at risk" youngster. I was an inner-city tough guy. That was my life, my culture. It defined me. I wasn't worried about my future. Future? Ha! My future was today, tonight. Tomorrow was never a sure thing.

Don't Forget Dads: Engaging Fathers in Positive Parenting Programs

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 February 2013 12:14.

Traditionally, programs that aim to change parenting behaviors and prevent child maltreatment have focused on mothers — viewed as nurturers and caregivers — at the expense of fathers. Historical strategies to lift single mothers out of poverty by having fathers pay child support have also led to uncertainty about underlying motivations to engage fathers in family focused services. “There is a certain mistrust surrounding services that target fathers, due to the underlying belief that recruitment is really all about the father paying child support,” says Patricia L. Kohl, PhD, associate professor of Social Work at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Black History Trading Cards, Playing Cards and Paper Crafts - All in One Amazing Book!

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 February 2013 12:14.

Ontario -- There aren't that many people who haven't heard of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks or Malcolm X. They are Black history legends revered internationally just as any superstar athlete or singer. But how many people in our communities know about the contributions and importance of people like Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, George Washington Carver, Patricia Bath or Marie Van Britton Brown? To help provide a more in-depth view of the numerous inspiring personalities of Black History, a new novelty book entitled Enlightened Precipice has been launched.

Black Woman's Wellness Guide Wins 2012 NAACP Image Award

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 February 2013 12:12.

The Black Women's Health Imperative is pleased to announce that Health First! The Black Woman's Wellness Guide, written by the Black Women's Health Imperative President and CEO Eleanor Hinton Hoytt and award-winning health journalist Hilary Beard, was recently recognized as an outstanding literary work – instructional at 44th NAACP Image Awards held in Los Angeles, CA, on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Loneliness, Like Chronic Stress, Taxes the Immune System

Written by Ohio State University on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:21.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research links loneliness to a number of dysfunctional immune responses, suggesting that being lonely has the potential to harm overall health.Researchers found that people who were more lonely showed signs of elevated latent herpes virus reactivation and produced more inflammation-related proteins in response to acute stress than did people who felt more socially connected.

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