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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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A ‘Perverse’ Move by the National Black Chamber of Commerce

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 03 December 2012 18:25.

(NNPA) -- I have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the National Black Chamber of Commerce over the years. I have conducted media training sessions at national conventions, spoken at functions sponsored by state and local affiliates, and enjoyed a friendship with many of its top officers, including president and co-founder Harry C. Alford. That’s why I was stunned and mystified when, in the course of researching a challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to learn that the group had filed a friend-of-the-court petition with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting an objection filed by Shelby County, Ala.

Andrea Harris, President Of The North Carolina Institute Of Minority Economic Development, to Receive The U.S Department Of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency Abe Venable Award

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 03 December 2012 18:24.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) announced that it will honor Andrea Harris, President of the NC Institute of Minority Economic Development with the Abe Venable Award for Lifetime Achievement. Appointed by President Nixon, Abe Venable was the first person to head the Office of Minority Business Enterprise. This national award is given to an individual who has played an integral role in the creative, technical or professional progress of the minority business community over the course of his or her life. Harris will receive the award at the annual MED Week Awards Luncheon on December 6th in Washington DC during the two-day national MED Week conference.

Retail Discrimination and Racist Policies that Target African-Americans

Written by Florida A&M University on Monday, 19 November 2012 16:43.

The issue of racial profiling in retail stores gained attention nationally with the production of ABC’s “True Colors,” a series which brought to light retail discrimination and racist policies that singled out African-American consumers. As consumers, many African-Americans have been perceived as potential shoplifters. The presence of African-Americans within the retail setting incites many employees immediately to go into loss prevention mode. According to Myiah Shows, a former Wet Seal employee and fourth-year allied health student at Florida A&M University, “When it came to customers, there were just certain things we as employees were taught to look out for. If you were black it was definitely taken into consideration.” 

Six of the Nations Most Provocative Filmmakers Receive 2012 BronzeLens Film Festival Awards

Written by BronzeLens Film Festival on Monday, 19 November 2012 16:41.

The third annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) was host to over 3000 attendees from across the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Africa. During the course of four days 50 films in the Feature, Narrative Fiction, Documentary and Shorts categories November 8th-11th were screened at Georgia Pacific Center, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, World of Coca-Cola, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Power Auditorium. A total of six films received prestigious BronzeLens Awards top honors in the following categories: 

Helping Your Local Economy

Written by Gregg Thompson on Monday, 19 November 2012 16:36.

You know about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when people line up outside the big department stores and discount stores in the middle of the night to buy cheap Christmas presents. Black Friday is a big day for retailers, but I don't think it's nearly as important as Small Business Saturday. That's because small business is the heart and soul of our economy.

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