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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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UNCW Launches Series of Public Forums with Panel Discussion on Federal Deficit April 18

Written by Featured Organization on 07 April 2011.

Wilmington, N.C. - The University of North Carolina Wilmington is bringing the expertise of its faculty, staff and members of the local community together to discuss major political and societal issues through a series of free public forums. The first forum in the series, which will be held Monday, April 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. in UNCW's Warwick Center, will explore “The Federal Deficit: What it Means and Why Should You Care?”



“We wanted to develop a forum series that would help members of the public understand the complexities of some of the major issues facing us as a nation, and how those issues affect us at the state and local levels as well,” said Tom Barth, interim vice chancellor for UNCW’s Division for Public Service and Continuing Studies, which is co-sponsoring the forum with the Cameron School of Business. “UNCW has a great deal of faculty and staff expertise in many areas, and we want to make that knowledge available to people in the community.” 

The deficit forum will be moderated by Milan Dluhy, faculty member in UNCW’s Department of Public and International Affairs, and will feature the following panelists: 

• Tom Simpson, UNCW Executive in Residence in Economics and Finance and a former member of the Federal Reserve Board, will give an overview of the federal deficit from a national perspective. 
• Mark Lanier, UNCW Chancellor’s Office, will discuss the impact of the federal deficit and related issues on the state budget process 
• Sterling Cheatham, Wilmington City Manager, will bring the issue to the local level, discussing the city’s budget process and the change in availability of federal funds 
• A representative of the local business community who will share the impact of the deficit on business growth and development in the Wilmington area 

A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion. 

“We hope that people will leave this session with a better understanding of what the federal deficit is, how it has grown to its current size, how it affects us in southeastern North Carolina, and some of the options for beginning to decrease it,” said Barth. “We hope people will find these forums informative and provide them with information they need to make decisions as citizens and voters.” 

Barth said he anticipates that UNCW will offer the forums three to four times a year. 

 

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