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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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Six New Orleans Police Officers Arrested, Indicted in Post-Katrina Shootings

Written by Dorothy Rowley on 23 July 2010.

(NNPA) - The Justice Department has announced indictments for six New Orleans police officers in connection with a fatal shooting and subsequent cover-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

 

As the result of an investigation launched in May by the U. S. Department of Justice, six officers face charges of federal civil rights law violations in the shooting deaths of two unarmed civilians.

The 27-count indictment handed up by a federal grand jury in Louisiana alleges how 17 year old James Brisette was killed and four members of his family wounded and how 40-year-old Ronald Madison was killed along the Danziger Bridge in eastern New Orleans. Police department supervisors Arthur Kaufman and the now-retired Gerard Dugue who helped investigate the shootings  were charged with participating in a cover-up.  Kaufman faces up to 120 years in prison and Dugue faces a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison.

The officers had responded to the Danziger Bridge just a few days after the hurricane hit following reports of looting and someone shooting at other officers. Minutes later, the officers then allegedly shot at two brothers, including Madison, who was mentally disabled, and then allegedly kicked the man repeatedly. Madison was pronounced dead at the scene. We are pleased to see that the investigations have progressed to the point that they have," Danatus King, president of the New Orleans Chapter of the NAACP, told the AFRO.

"Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration deserve a lot of credit," said Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former New Orleans mayor. " These are a very important set of charges that demonstrates that this administration cares about the issue of police brutality."

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement issued July 13 that his department is working with officials in New Orleans to restore residents' trust in the police department.

"Put simply, we will not tolerate wrongdoing by those who are sworn to protect the public," Holder said in the statement.

King said," The New Orleans community has known for a while about credibility problems surrounding the police department.

He said, "We've called for an investigation concerning allegations of police conduct before Katrina and it's good now that we've gotten to the point of getting outside help from the Justice Department."

 

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