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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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Redefining Conventional Financial Wisdom

Written by Damon CarrSpecial to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier on Monday, 17 December 2012 13:19.

When I first began writing a financial column, I would end almost every column with conventional financial wisdom that’s been past down from generation to generation—pay yourself first, live below your means and use credit wisely. This would be good advice if these concepts were taught and embraced during our high school years. For shortly after we graduate from high school many of us are shackled down with credit card debt, student loans, car loans, furniture loans and IOU’s from close friends and family before we even know what hit us. Adding insult to injury, these liabilities are incurred before we have a stable job or stable source of income to repay them. We start off our adult life deep in the hole and we wonder why the little man can’t get ahead.

Nature Nurtures Creativity After Four Days of Hiking

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 December 2012 13:16.

SALT LAKE CITY – Backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices, according to a study by psychologists from the University of Utah and University of Kansas. “This is a way of showing that interacting with nature has real, measurable benefits to creative problem-solving that really hadn’t been formally demonstrated before,” says David Strayer, a co-author of the study and professor of psychology at the University of Utah.

ACLU Submits Statement for Landmark Senate Hearing on School Discipline

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 December 2012 13:15.

WASHINGTON – Congress can help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline with legislation that would promote positive alternatives to punitive and exclusionary school discipline practices that plague many classrooms around the country, the American Civil Liberties Union will urge a Senate committee. The ACLU submitted a statement for a groundbreaking hearing to be held tomorrow by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights on the impact of overly severe school discipline. “We commend Sen. Durbin for convening this groundbreaking hearing and we hope that the next Congress will enact legislation to prevent discriminatory and extreme discipline practices that disproportionately harm students of color and students with disabilities,” said Laura Murphy, Director of ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office.

HIV/AIDS Take Heavy Toll on Black Youth

Written by Maya Rhodan on Monday, 10 December 2012 16:07.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although Black and Latina youth represent only 35 percent of all U.S. teenagers, they accounted for 84.4 percent of all newly HIV-infected teenagers in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Blacks ages 13 through 24 accounted for more than a quarter of new HIV infections in 2010 in the U.S. Of the newly-infected in that age group, 57 percent of those infected are African American males, according to CDC’s most Vital Signs Report titled, “HIV Among Youth in the US.”

UNCW News: Center for Marine Science Research Shows Potential to Help Stroke and Brain Injury Victims

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 10 December 2012 16:04.

Wilmington, N.C. – A new study co-authored by a UNC Wilmington researcher using brevetoxin-2, a compound produced naturally by marine algae, stimulated nerve cell growth and plasticity in cultured mouse neurons. This research advances a potentially new pharmacological treatment to aid recovery of brain function following a stroke or other traumatic brain injury.

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