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West Florissant, Mo. Explodes in Protest of Police Shooting, More Than 30 Arrests

West Florissant, Mo. Explodes in Protest of Police Shooting, More Than 30 Arrests

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American

The Target parking lot of the Buzz Westfall Shopping Center was filled with dozens and dozens of police vehicles and the area of West Florissant from Jennings to Ferguson was blocked off. Helicopters and tanks –as well as vehicles from a host of area departments – descended on West Florissant as looting and vandalism…

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Suppress Voting, Impeach Obama and Close HBCUs

Suppress Voting, Impeach Obama and Close HBCUs

By Peter Grear

Our campaign has sought to educate our communities to the point that they would organize and mobilize for a massive voter turnout for the November General Election and beyond. 

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Risky Situations Increase Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Their Performance Compared to Men

Risky Situations Increase Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Their Performance Compared to Men

Study author Susan R. Fisk

“On the surface, risky situations may not appear to be particularly disadvantageous to women, but these findings suggest otherwise,” 

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Voter Suppression: An Existential Threat to Democracy

Voter Suppression: An Existential Threat to Democracy

By Peter Grear

To properly understand where we are today, we must look to history, to Black Slavery.  Slavery has existed since the time of ancient civilizations and in its inception was based upon conquerors enslaving the conquered without regards to race.  

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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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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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Book Motivates Parents To Raise Chances of Academic Success

Written by Featured Organization on 22 April 2013.

For several years, Vivian Owens wrote a newspaper column or magazine articles that underscored the idea of parents working at home with their children to improve learning performance. Her articles appeared in the NNPA newspapers and in Upscale Magazine. The book she penned in 1988, PARENTING FOR EDUCATION, was selected as a Resource in Education by the U.S. Department of Education.

Less than a year ago, Vivian Owens said goodbye to her last students and the accompanying equations and lab experiments, as she retired from classroom teaching. Her next goal was clear. She had to complete the revision of her first book, PARENTING FOR EDUCATION. In May, Eschar Publications, LLC, will publish the revised edition.

PARENTING FOR EDUCATION: Revised Edition looks at parental roles in educating children from the home, so that children are better prepared for more formal settings, such as the public or private school sector. Many topics give emphasis to how, why, and what parents can do to help their children with learning processes, developing individuals who become life-long learners.

Besides encouraging parents on behalf of their children, Mrs. Owens also advocates African American children's literature. Her book, NADANDA THE WORDMAKER, won a Best Children's Book Award the year it was published. Whether mystery or history, books by Owens wind you through paths of Aha! Moments.

In her new book, PARENTING FOR EDUCATION: Revised Edition, Vivian Owens hopes parents will try strategies suggested in the book and do everything in their power to grant their children thousands of Aha! Moments in thinking and learning.

For more details about the book, visit www.escharpublications.com •

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