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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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Outstanding Career Public Servants Wanted: American University Recognizes Excellence in Public Service

Written by American University on 03 June 2010.

American University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones AwardsAmerican University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones Awards for executive leadership and commitment to career development are still open. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, June 4, 2010.

Named after Roger W. Jones for his commitment to over 40 years of public service and dedication to the political and presidential administrations of four presidents, this award recognizes two exceptional public servants in the federal government whose work is marked by extraordinary effectiveness during his or her career, or in a single mission or achievement.

Award recipients, who are chosen by the Roger W. Jones Selection Committee, will be honored in the fall at a special awards ceremony led by American University’s President, Neil Kerwin. In appreciation for his/her outstanding service, each recipient will receive $2,500.

Criteria for Roger Jones Award recipients:
•Superior leadership and outstanding organizational achievement
•A strong commitment to effective continuity of govern-ment by promoting career development of future federal managers and executives

Nominations may be made by presidential and other administration appointees and self-nominations are not accepted. Nominees must be members of the Senior Executive Service (SES).

Members of the selection committee include Melissa J. Allen, former assistant secretary of administration for the Department of Transportation; Charles Bowsher, former comptroller general of the United States; Mortimer Downey, former deputy secretary for the Department of Transportation; Harold B. Finger, former associate administrator for management for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; David M. Walker, former comptroller general of the United States; Jacquelyn L. Williams-Bridgers, managing director of international affairs and trade for the Government Accountability Office; Frances Fragos Townsend (BA/SPA ’82), former assistant to President Bush for homeland security and counterterrorism and former chair of the Homeland Security Council; John Hill, CEO, Federal City Council; and James C. Miller III, former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Since 1978, American University's School of Public Affairs annually has honored two people who have demonstrated superior leadership in the federal government. Roger W. Jones, for whom the award is named after, represents the very best in public service. Ranked among the top schools of its kind, American University’s School of Public Affairs is a leader in executive education, offering three accredited graduate degrees: MPA, MPP, and executive MPA.

For more information about the award, please contact Jacqueline Corbett, AU School of Public Affairs, at 202-885-2937 or corbett@american.edu.

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