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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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Rwandan genocide survivor’s story reaches all the way to America: A story of pain turned into hope

Written by Grace Hunsberger on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:24.

NEW YORK – At age 14, Consolee Nishimwe suffered insurmountable physical and emotional torture during the Rwandan genocide. Her newly-released memoir, Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope, will inspire readers to remain hopeful despite life’s circumstances, and to live with love and tolerance for each other.

NAACP Commends San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Dropping Consideration of Stop-and-Frisk

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:23.

(San Francisco, CA) – The NAACP reacted to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s decision to drop plans for a policing program that resembles New York City’s invasive stop-and-frisk policing program: “We are pleased Mayor Lee has backed away from this dubious stop-and-frisk policy,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.

New Teacher Video Available from The Nation’s Report Card: Introducing NAEP to Teachers

Written by Institute of Education Sciences on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:15.

Teachers play an integral role in the lives of students, and their encouragement makes a big difference. This new video from the National Center for Education Statistics can be used as a resource for school staff to learn more about the impact of NAEP, the online resources that are available to them, and the strategies they can use to motivate students to try their best on the assessment.

African American Influence Worldwide

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

It’s Olympic time once again. The time when the best of the best come together to represent their country and compete for the coveted hardware. Countries that have been around for centuries, honoring tradition are now taking lessons from the new kid on the block. Yes, I’m talking about the United States. Granted, the U.S. has been around for hundreds of years but that pales in comparison to China, which has been around since the B.C. times.

Hispanic Training Center to Enable Career Advancement and Job Creation for U.S. Latinos

Written by Manuel Espinoza on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:14.

According to the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL), universities and corporations must become more culturally sensitive of the educational requirements that will better prepare and enable Hispanics in the classroom and the workplace. In response to this growing need, CHL has identified and invested heavily in a unique approach that combines culturally relevant curriculum and interactive video-based technology: Hispanic Training Center, launching August 6th.

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