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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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Mega Church Pastor and Bestselling Author T.D. Jakes Receives Prestigious Award

Written by Elena WashingtonSpecial to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly on 25 June 2013.

Mega church pastor and bestselling author, T.D. Jakes, along with his communications department, comprised of Regina Lewis, Kayla Tucker Adams and Zakiya Larry with Zunoraine Holmes of TDJ Enterprises and Yona Deshommes of Simon and Schuster, was honored with two public relations awards from Hermes Creative for the “Let It Go” book launch.

The T.D. Jakes team won a Platinum Award in the Public Relations Campaign category and a Gold Award for “Oprah’s Next Chapter featuring T.D. Jakes” for Television Placement. The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals in the fields of communications, marketing, advertising, graphic design, productions and public relations.

The Hermes Creative Awards competition has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the world, with a diverse pool of winners ranging from individual communicators to media conglomerates to Fortune 500 companies. The awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization that consists of thousands of creative professionals that set the standards for excellence.

In addition to the honors from Hermes Creative, T.D. Jakes and his communications department are finalists for two “Salute to Excellence Awards” by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ.) Winners will be announced at the national convention in July 2013. “Let it Go” is a non-fiction work that underscores the idea that ‘forgiveness is a gift that you give yourself.’ Released in March 2012, the book spent several weeks on New York Times bestseller list. 

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