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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

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

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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I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success

Written by Featured Organization on 23 July 2012.

ORLANDO, Fla. - As a black man living in 21st century America, LaVar Akins has personally witnessed and experienced several of the issues his peer group faces regularly. In “I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” (ISBN 0615641822), Akins addresses these issues while providing solutions and provoking discussion and thought in readers through a powerful yet conversational tone.

 

Much like a barbershop chat or light conversation over lunch among peers or in class, “I Make Twenty Next Month” examines the roles young African American men play not only in their personal lives but in society as a whole. Akins looks at where his fellow black man has been in society, as well as how the role has changed and how it will evolve in the future.

Recognizing the restrictions often placed on his peer group, Akins offers solutions and advice in “I Make Twenty Next Month.” He realizes that there are plenty of men, just like him, who want to pursue their dreams with respect and a positive outlook. He outlines a plan for his readers to help them in their journey to obtain their goals and dreams.

“Although black males of all ages will find the advice and problems discussed in my work appealing, mothers and fathers raising African American sons will also find helpful points within its pages,” says Akins. “I consider this a work for all as it has something for community members who have a vested interest in seeing young, black men succeed.”

With its conversational tone, helpful outlines and thoughtful analyses of the world today, Akins’ “I Make Twenty Next Month” will appeal to anyone looking forward to a better tomorrow, especially for a portion of society that often faces unfair judgment. As a young, successful black man himself, Akins hopes his words and tested advice can be of use to others looking to reach their dreams.

“I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author: LaVar Akins is a native of Orlando and a proud alumnus of Florida A&M University. The 33-year-old has over 15 years of experience working with children.

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