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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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Southern Calif. Cities More Multiracial

Written by Featured Organization on 05 March 2012.

Southern California cities are now significantly more multiracial than they were 20 years ago, according to a new USC analysis released Thursday. The percentage of multiracial cities in the five-county area climbed from 51.2 percent to 61.5 percent from 1990 to 2010, according to the report by USC’s Population Dynamics Research Group.

“Los Angeles is leading the nation once again in this multiracial experience,” said lead author Dowell Myers, a professor of urban planning and demography with the USC Price School of Public Policy.

“Right now, we’re at a sweet spot for racial balance in Southern California,” Myers said. “Decline in the white population and growth among Latinos or Asians only increases racial balance up to a point. Some cities have already started to lose their balance.”

Multiracial cities have significant populations of at least two and as many as four major racial groups (pages 4-5 of the report contain detailed definitions).

Both Orange and Riverside counties have steadily become more multiracial from 1990 to 2010, with increasing numbers of both Latino and Asian residents in Orange County and Latino residents in Riverside County.

In 2010, 61.8 percent of cities in Orange County and 80.8 percent of Riverside County cities were multiracial.

But rising Latino and Asian populations also caused some cities to lose their racial balance, including five cities in Los Angeles County – Azusa, Cerritos, Downey, Lawndale and Walnut.

The report – “Racially Balanced Cities in Southern California, 1999 to 2010” – uses census data from 1990, 2000 and 2010 to make a county-by-county breakdown of cities and their respective balances of white, Latino, black and Asian and Pacific Islander groups. Among the other findings:

• Ten cities in Los Angeles County attained a balance of all four ethnic groups in 2010, including the two largest – Los Angeles and Long Beach.

• The number of Orange County cities with significant populations of three major ethnic groups rose dramatically, from two in 1999 to 12 in 2010. Those cities include Anaheim, Brea and Placentia with growing groups of Asian and Pacific Islanders, and La Palma, which had a jump in Latino residents.

• In 2010, Riverside County had the highest percentage of multiracial cities in Southern California, with 21 of its 26 incorporated cities earning this status.

• For the first time in recent decades, San Bernardino County in 2010 had cities with significant populations of all four racial groups. Those cities are Highland, Loma Linda and Rancho Cucamonga.

• Ventura County remained stable with six of 10 cities staying multiracial from 2000 to 2010, but Camarillo and Simi Valley replaced Oxnard and Santa Paula on that list.

Myers is the director of the Population Dynamics Research Group and a specialist in urban growth and development with expertise as a planner and urban demographer. He has been an advisor to the Bureau of the Census and authored the most widely referenced work on census analysis, Analysis with Local Census Data: Portraits of Change (Academic Press, 1992). Recent research projects have focused on the upward mobility of immigrants to Southern California as well as on projections of the impacts of a growing California population.

Myers collaborators on the report were USC graduate students Linda Lou, Hyojung Lee and Anthony Guardado.

A copy of the full report is available atwww.usc.edu/schools/sppd/research/popdynamics/

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