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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Charlotte, NC (BlackPR.com)

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA)

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Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

New York (BlackPR.com)

New York (BlackPR.com) -- Nielsen today announced that Andrew McCaskill has joined Nielsen as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. He will report to Chief Communications Officer Laura Nelson.

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Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Written by Peter Grear

With this article we will start detailing the ingredients of a revisable action plan that needs comments and revisions as we move toward the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Election.  

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Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

WHEN THE HUMOR IS GONE

James Bean has shown insight and understanding of the darkest moments of many people’s lives as well as ideas on how one could begin to create a life worth living even out of the depths of despair.” -– Rhonda Duncombe, LMFT, LADC

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Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I confess that I’m amazed. The Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of North Carolina announced last week that they have launched theNorth Carolina Black Advisory Board (BRAB) 

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Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

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Stress is not only unpleasant; it can be overwhelming, ultimately preventing you from solving the problems that caused the stress in the first place. But getting focused can help you feel happier and be more successful professionally, financially and in your relationships, say experts.

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Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Written by Peter Grear

For black voters, Benjamin Jealous expressed what I believe to be the critical message for black voters when he said that the best way to overcome massive voter suppression is through a massive wave of voter registration.  Thankfully, the NAACP is putting this theory into action through the Youth Organizing…

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Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Written by Freddie Allen

Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country.

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Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I’ve been doing commentaries on our Campaign to Defeat Voter Suppression since November, 2013.  Because the right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, I’ve tried to promote a non-partisan theory of voter enfranchisement. 

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Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

By Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Frequently, in going forward it is imperative to examine your history.  In 1638 the Maryland Colony issued a public edict encouraging the separation of the races that became the public policy of America. 

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New Technology Helps Graduates' Chances in the Job Market

Written by Featured Organization on 10 June 2013.

Chicago, IL -- Employers are doing it. Daters are doing it. Even the government is doing it. So what is the "it" we're referring to here? Background checks. With nearly 75 percent of all employers now choosing to conduct background checks on all employees, the popularity of and the technology involved in conducting such searches continues to grow. And with many college graduates preparing to transition from campus to cubicle, it's important they understand these requirements and prepare for a litany of checks during their job hunt.

In response, eKnowID has been created; a proactive tool to conduct a comprehensive and thorough HR self-background check prior to the scrutiny of a prospective employer. With errors plaguing the public record system coupled with the rapidlygrowing crime of criminal identity theft, candidates often lose job opportunities unknowingly during the background check due to misconstrued information retrieved during the hiring process.

Kenneth Coats, the founder of eknowID, explained what happened to a young law school grad in San Diego: "She showed up for her first day of work, was handcuffed and taken to jail. The background check done by her new employer, the San Diego County District Attorney's office, revealed a warrant for her arrest possession of marijuana, by the person who stole her wallet and assumed her identity."

"Therefore it is imperative for job seekers to know what they don't know when it comes to their background check, even if they've never had a brush with the law."

With eKnowID new proactive technology, candidates can confidently and conveniently perform all necessary checks prior to speaking with an employer. This will allow applicants to take back control over their personal information and give them the ability to challenge any inaccuracies that may exist.

"Traditionally, people understand the need to check their credit before making important purchases such as a car or home," says Coats. "A background check is just as crucial before landing a job."

eKnowID provides fully customizable reports that ranges from past employment, education and criminal checks to driving records and even drug tests. To help job seekers get started, eknowID offers a free automated resume check of the 5 common mistakes found on resumes according to HR professionals.

Users simply upload their resume or confidentially connect using LinkedIn. Users can elect to bundle other checks that start affordably as low as $12.95. A toll free support number is provided for customers to speak with experienced investigators .

"With over two decades of experience working for major background checking companies and my own, and nearly half million searches later, we decided to put this information into one easy to use and convenient portal for consumers to arm themselves with access to this information to get ahead," says Coats.

`About eKnowID

eKnowID is a division of KENTECH Consulting Inc. a Chicago based award winning background check technology company offering revolutionary investigative technology and risk management solutions to government and commercial clients throughout the United States of America. KENTECH'S online suite of Background checking tools is powered by the latest technology offered to Banking, Employers, Housing Authorities, Colleges NonProfits, Casinos and Government. KENTECH is a fully licensed private detective agency from the state of Illinois. For more details, visit www.eknowid.com. •

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