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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

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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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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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Mirka Christesen compiles events that she actually experienced as a teacher in different countries

Written by Xlibris.com on 07 January 2013.

RALEIGH, N.C. – In an exciting compilation that moves smoothly from one country to another, author Mirka Christesen offers to readers a glimpse of what occurs in the classrooms based on her experiences as a teacher in the United States of America, Germany and The Czech Republic. In If School Desks Could Speak, readers will find out what will happen to a high school senior who addresses his teacher as “babe” or what words a seventh-grade boy made his teacher lose her cool, and many other situations.

 

What if school desks could speak, what would these silent witnesses of school life’s pulse say? Readers will uncover the answer to this and many other questions within the pages of this book. If School Desks Could Speak is a collection of true, humorous and heartening vignettes from the classrooms of middle- and high-school students on both sides of the Atlantic. From being addressed as ‘babe’ to finding a father’s personal item glowing in the dark; from dodging flying spit balls to flying business class; from confiscating student amorous messages to helping a teenage mother cope with an unplanned pregnancy, these are only a few examples of life in the trenches.

In If School Desks Could Speak, Christesen has revealed an honest testimony to the real world of a classroom teacher. These diverse situations will take the readers on exciting, humorous and absolutely heartening adventure. It is entertaining, inspiring and also educational.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Mirka Christesen is a graduate in English & Russian from Charles University in Prague. On her first job as a reporter in the English section of Radio Prague, she interviewed among others Aaron Copeland and the American opera singer Robert Christesen, whom she later married. They moved to Germany where she worked as an English and Russian high school and college teacher. After relocating to the USA in 1985, Christesen taught English and worked as the Academically Gifted Coordinator at several middle and high schools in the Raleigh area. She was named 1996 Wake County and North Carolina Academically Gifted Teacher of the Year, 2000 Wake Forest Rotary Humanitarian of the Year, and 2001 NC Middle School Character Educator of the Year. She authored the book “Character Kaleidoscope” and lives with her husband in Raleigh.

 

If School Desks Could Speak * by Mirka Christesen

Publication Date: October 26, 2012

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