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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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Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

WHEN THE HUMOR IS GONE

James Bean has shown insight and understanding of the darkest moments of many people’s lives as well as ideas on how one could begin to create a life worth living even out of the depths of despair.” -– Rhonda Duncombe, LMFT, LADC

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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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Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Written by State Point

Stress is not only unpleasant; it can be overwhelming, ultimately preventing you from solving the problems that caused the stress in the first place. But getting focused can help you feel happier and be more successful professionally, financially and in your relationships, say experts.

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Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Written by Peter Grear

For black voters, Benjamin Jealous expressed what I believe to be the critical message for black voters when he said that the best way to overcome massive voter suppression is through a massive wave of voter registration.  Thankfully, the NAACP is putting this theory into action through the Youth Organizing…

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Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Written by Freddie Allen

Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country.

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Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I’ve been doing commentaries on our Campaign to Defeat Voter Suppression since November, 2013.  Because the right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, I’ve tried to promote a non-partisan theory of voter enfranchisement. 

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Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

By Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Frequently, in going forward it is imperative to examine your history.  In 1638 the Maryland Colony issued a public edict encouraging the separation of the races that became the public policy of America. 

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Join Occupy Wall Street

Written by Peter Grear on 28 November 2011.

A strange thing happened on the way to achieving the “American Dream”.  The descendants of slaves have finally been offered an invitation to join the white, middle class seekers of the dream.  If you’re not a part of the 1%, you’re a part of the 99% and therefore finally invited to seek your “American Dream”.   Historically, the former slaves and their descendants have made basically two demands to the “United States powers that be”; grant me freedom and fairness.

Freedom for white America was a grant they received through the founding documents of this great country.  The fairness that is at the core of the demand of OWS, has always been promised under the theory that anyone that works hard can achieve the “American Dream”.  Needless to say, the pursuit by Black America, of freedom and fairness is now and has always been impeded by the powers that historically brought us slavery and Jim Crow and contemporarily predatory lending, voter suppression and double-digit unemployment.

Don’t wait to join.  Speak now against the voter suppression laws being promoted by politicians, the ongoing foreclosures occasioned by predatory lenders and the unfair burden of unemployment in black communities.  If blacks aren’t a part of the process, their interest will not be protected in solutions.

As a black publisher, I can speak from personal experience of the widespread corporate practice of sending press releases to black publications and advertising dollars to the so called “mainstream” publications.  This practice promotes the underdevelopment of the “Black Press” and by extension, our black communities.  Two black publications that I am aware of that have been systematically excluded from paid advertising by Bank of America and Wells Fargo are The Wilmington Journal and Greater Diversity News.

Recently some friends and I were discussing the OWS concept and movement and there was much lamenting about the messengers, its lack of leadership and its future.  Personally, I believe that if you find value in the movement but are lamenting what might be missing or what the movement ought to look like, your answer is the “man in the mirror”.  Help OWS be all it can be. •

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