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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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Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Encourages Parents to Discover the Power of Play

Written by Featured Organization on 07 April 2011.

Raleigh, NC – Play is a powerful tool that helps build healthy brain architecture in children. It helps them grow physically, teaches them how to get along with others, and fosters creativity. During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is encouraging parents to discover the power of play. Children need positive interaction with the key adults in their lives, and playing together offers parents and children a way to have these interactions in a fun atmosphere.

One of the best ways to reap the benefits of play is to let the child take the lead. According to the Incredible Years Parenting Program, parents can give their children an average of 17 commands in a span of 30 minutes. Resisting the urge to direct children during play allows them to use their imaginations and aids in the development of decision making and problem solving skills.
The focus during play should be on the child and not the game. To assist in letting go of the lead role, parents should give positive commentary on what the child is doing, similar to the way a sports announcer would comment on a sporting event. They can make comments such as:  “You are working hard to build that house,” and “I see that you have placed all of the circles in a row.”
“When parents take the time to play with their children, it builds healthy brain architecture and strengthens family bonds,” said Rosemarie Allen Ryan, PCANC President and CEO. “Strong families who provide supportive, nurturing environments for children are critical to successful communities.”
PCANC is the statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect in all forms. Through evidence-based and promising family strengthening and parenting programs, public awareness, and professional education, PCANC works to ensure every child has a healthy childhood and the opportunity to grow up to be a caring, contributing adult. For more information about PCANC contact Maureen McKeon, Director for Communications at mmckeon@preventchildabusenc.org or (919) 256-6616.

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