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Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands New Talent Search to Return in August!

Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands New Talent Search to Return in August!

Producers of the Allstate Gospel Superfest

The Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands New Talent Search to Return in August!- Jacksonville, Memphis & Washington, DC Chosen to Host the 2014 Competitions -(BLACK PR WIRE) – Cincinnati, OH – Producers of the Allstate Gospel Superfest will conduct its sixth annual new talent initiative in three major U.S. cities this coming…

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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Five Ways to Advance Your Small Business Using Business Intelligence

Written by Saint Joseph's University on 13 February 2012.

If you don’t know everything you would like to know about how to grow your small business — who are your best customers, what is your most profitable product or service, what’s the best location for your business — you need business intelligence (BI). “The businesses that aren’t obtaining this kind of information are operating below the curve,” says BI researcher Ginny Miori, Ph.D. “Business intelligence provides small businesses with tools to standardize data, reduce costs and identify new opportunities to improve efficiency.” And the good news, according to Miori, is that business intelligence doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective.

She suggests five ways to advance your small business using BI.

1. IT Infrastructure. How does your business gather information, what network are your computers connected to, is everyone using the same system? Consistency in technology is of critical importance according to Miori. “In the supply chain, the information always follows the product,” she says. “Small businesses are successful when there are little to no kinks in the IT infrastructure so information follows an efficient path between all concerned parties.” This is particularly important to maintain customer satisfaction, she adds.

2. Data Mining. The intent behind data mining is to approach the task without preconceived ideas. By examining the data collected, small business owners will better understand their labor force and customers. “Many small businesses aren’t in the financial position to hire a market research firm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on relevant data,” says Miori. “In addition to sales and inventory data your organization may collect, there is a surprising amount of free data available through the government.” She recommends the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics as credible sources for data collection.

3. Forecasting. This uses the information from data mining and applies specific techniques to predict future growth. Generally, people predict sales and make staffing decisions based on this information. Forecasting is the cornerstone of business according to Miori. “It’s important to get it right the first time or small business owners carry a huge risk,” she explains. “Forecasting helps you to build your business to meet customer demand and better manage future growth.”

4. Six Sigma of Operations. This is about using materials efficiently. It can be as simple as re-arranging the layout of a store so employees can get from point A to point B in the shortest amount of walking. Or, it can mean stocking your warehouses in a way where your most popular products are positioned closest to the shipping facility. “No task is too small for an efficiency makeover,” according to Miori. “Once your business grows, even the smallest inefficiencies can become costly in both time and money.”

5. Decision Making. Small business owners make decisions everyday. Strategic decisions, those that significantly impact business, are made less often. Miori advises small business owners to make these decisions based on the trends and behaviors identified through data mining and forecasting. “This is what BI is all about,” says Miori. “Smart companies employ business intelligence to gain a better understanding of their operations, so they can make strategic decisions that advance their business and sustain future growth.”

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