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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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Pew Hispanic Center Report Sheds Light On Ilegal Immigration Debate

Written by Andrea Whiting, HispanicBusiness.com on 04 May 2010.

controversial illegal immigration bill in Arizona, a Pew Hispanic Center reportOn the heels of a controversial illegal immigration bill in Arizona, a Pew Hispanic Center report released this week sheds some new light on the effectiveness of immigration efforts, as well as the Hispanic experience in America.

Arizona's decision to pass SB 1070 – a law which will authorize local authorities to verify the immigration status of anyone they even suspect of being in the United States illegally, has sparked nationwide attention.

Though The Pew Research Center completed the survey and report prior to SB 1070 being made into law, its findings reveal what many had already suspected: Americans believe Hispanics are the target of racial discrimination more often than other major racial or ethnic groups.

Specifically, nearly one in four (23%) Americans believe "Hispanics are discriminated against 'a lot' in society today." This marks a change from 2001, when the racial/ethnic group most discriminated against were blacks.

In the fact sheet, titled Pew Social and Demographic Trends 2010, the group points out that this law has "generated sharp debate between advocates who say it is needed to combat illegal immigration and opponents who say it is an infringement on civil liberties and an invitation to racial/ethnic profiling of Hispanics by the police."

The Pew report found that Hispanics are, in fact, the ethnic group most likely to be illegal immigrants. According to the report, in 2008 there were an estimated 11.9 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States. Of this number, three out of four (76%) were Hispanic.

A separate Pew Hispanic Center survey, taken in 2008, revealed that more than half (57%) of Latinos worry that they, a family member, or a close friend could be deported. A separate statistic from the Pew Hispanic Center's 2008 National Survey of Latinos revealed that "one in ten Hispanics had been been stopped by the police or other authorities and asked about their immigration status in the year prior to the survey." Particularly interesting: native and foreign born Hispanics were equally likely to have said this.

And will SB 1070 help soothe the often-tumultuous relationship between Hispanics and law enforcement? According to the same 2008 survey, fewer than half of all Latinos believe Hispanics are treated fairly by police officers in their community.

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