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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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Dear Obama: Notes From The Hood

Written by Featured Organization on 15 October 2010.

Dear Obama Notes From The Hood New York, NY -- The subject is hot that’s why the book is timely. It’s what the political conversation is among African Americans right now: But it had already been told in the book Dear Obama: Notes From The Hood. Buried among the tons of self -published books this stellar discovery rises to the top as a well written insightful gem, a work ahead of its time. For example, besides the issues notable journalist Tavis Smiley has already raised on this subject, judging from one of Ebony’s recent top stories Is Black Leadership Dead?, much of what had been raised in the Ebony article had also been dealt with in detail in K. Roussan C’s book Dear Obama: Notes From The Hood.

Is this book controversial? Yes. Is it interesting? Yes. Informative? No doubt. It’s everything a book should be. And the literary agents who turned it down because of its groundbreaking hot wire topic are now banging their heads in regret. Yes, this book is agitating but not one sided. It is asking: Are African Americans a monolithic group? It seemed that way for a moment in the mesmerizing aura of Obama’s White House. Many were unwilling to see it disturbed, even at their own social and economic expense. Therefore a dissenting black voice had been hardly allowed to be entertained. But with questions rising among our important black intellectual voices like Michael Eric Dyson, the dialogue is on. And knowing it has never been either/or, in the African American dialogue for self-determination, we are not about to start censoring each other.

K Roussan C says: “The moment African Americans indulge enmasse in a self-imposed pledge of silence on any topic, including the president’s performance as it pertains to our neighborhoods and concerns, progress is impeded.”

Whether people agree with this book or not, many do agree that dialogue amongst African Americans is essential to progress - And this book handles the sensitive dialogue about Obama’s disposition to our inner city yearnings with a scrupulousness that is deserving of nothing but respect.

But there is more! Obama aside, this book also breaks down the many characters that make up the drama of life in the ‘hood, especially as it relates to music, fashion, and everyday behavior. Have we in developing resistance to the pain of discrimination also developed dysfunctional behaviors that are so hard core and deep-rooted, we now strongly identify with them and are unwilling to let go?

K. Roussan C is not white nor is he Republican, he is not a member of the Tea Party Movement, or an Obama hater. He’s just a young up-and-coming, plain old born-and-raised in the heart of the inner city, college-educated son of the soil, who votes Democrat. He’s telling it as he sees it, and a whole lot of people are identifying. The book is available to read or order at: Amazon.com and https://www.createspace.com/3455525

ISBN:1452881499

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