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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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Curtis E. Gatewood, Associate Minister Pennsylvania Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, Oxford, N.C.

Written by Featured Organization on 11 October 2010.

Reverend Curtis E. Gatewood is Associate Minister of Pennsylvania Avenue Missionary Baptist Church of Oxford (Anson County), North Carolina. He serves as the State 2nd Vice President of the NAACP.  His ministry objective is to spiritually, professionally, and/or psychologically “reach” those perceived as “unreachable.” He works to act in accord with God’s purpose in his daily life, in his Ministry and in his community involvement. His ministry delivers to the poor and oppressed and is built upon a direct response to Community needs, social justice for all humans and living in accord with God’s purpose.

He is currently the 2nd Vice President of the North Carolina NAACP. His active involvement with the organization included serving previously as the Chair of the Economic Committee and Branch Leader in Durham. Many marched to the State Legislature for the 4th Annual HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) March “to protest the re-segregation of public schools, call for education instead of imprisonment, and demand good jobs and schools.” He was appointed by the Governor to serve on the NC Taskforce to prevent church burning.

Reverend Gatewood believes encouraging all people to learn the electoral process and vote is a proactive ongoing process in his work. A good example can be found with the One Nation Working Together March. Reverend Gatewood served as a NC Peer Director to empower North Carolina Central students and attend the One Nation Working Together March on 10/2/2010 “for jobs, justice and education for all.”

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Students were required to be registered voters, write essays on their personal reasons for attending the March and discuss how they plan to bring change upon their return.

His introduction to the Ministry and Social Justice roots came from his family in Wadesboro, North Carolina. His Father, Reverend Dr. Wade Gatewood of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and his brothers’ leadership roles in the NAACP Youth Council. Reverend Gatewood was in 5th Grade during the time a peaceful school walkout was held for a local school. It shaped him profoundly when he received his Calling from Luke 4:18-19 in January 1992.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised , To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19).

He has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s Degree of Arts/Science (Business Administration) and Theology. He is currently enrolled to obtain a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling.

Additional Civic activities include serving as President and Chair of the Economic Committee of the Durham NAACP Branch, Executive Officer of S.O.L.O. (Save Our Little Ones), STOP (Secure the Obama Presidency), Organizer and Facilitator EEE (Establishment of Economic Equality), Out of the Darkness, Into the Light, Spectacular Magazine Columnist, 1,000 Men Against Violence and Self-Hatred, American Red Cross and Hurricane Relief Volunteer, Granville County Friends of Youth, Kittrell Job Corps Community Relations Council, Southern Poverty Wall of Tolerance, Montgomery, Alabama and City of Durham Proclamation Honor, Curtis E. Gatewood Day.

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