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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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DiabetesSisters’ National Conference Addresses Unique Challenges of Women with Diabetes April 29 - May 1, 2011 in Raleigh, NC

Written by Featured Organization on 17 February 2011.

RALEIGH, NC– DiabetesSisters is pleased to announce that registration for the 2011 Weekend for Women Conference in Raleigh, NC will open on January 1, 2011 at 8am. The Conference, a revolutionary national weekend conference designed specifically for women with diabetes, will take place April 29 - May 1, 2011 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh. The Weekend for Women Conference is open to all women with diabetes age 18 and older. Participants will attend educational sessions on gender-specific topics related to diabetes treatment and management (such as pregnancy, body image, concurrent illnesses, nutrition, physical fitness), engage with other women living successfully with diabetes, receive unbiased information on the emergence of new equipment and medications, and learn new tactics for improving their mental and physical health. The Conference Exhibit Hall will be open from 8am-5pm on Saturday, April 30th. To kick off the educational sessions on Saturday morning, the seated breakfast will feature nationally renowned singer and entertainer, Gloria Loring. Ms. Loring is the recording artist of the #1 hit song Friends and Lovers; co-composer of television theme songs Diff’rent Strokes and Facts of Life; an audience favorite from daytime TV’s Days of Our Lives; mother of a child with diabetes; spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; and author of four books about diabetes, including Kids, Food, and Diabetes, Parenting a Child with Diabetes, and Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past the Fear. Registration for the Conference is offered at a subsidized rate of $100 and includes all meals and snacks on Saturday (including the Celebration of Strength Dinner), breakfast on Sunday, attendance at all eight educational sessions, and many other giveaway items. Conference registration must be made online at www.diabetessisters.org. A discounted group rate of $99 per night has been secured at Marriott City Center. Hotel reservations can be made using group code DSSDSSA by phone at 1-888-236-2427 or online at http://cwp.marriott.com/rdumc/diabetessisters2011. “The Weekend for Women Conference was like no conference I have ever attended before! I was surrounded by women like me-women with diabetes…all types of diabetes from all over the US. It was motivational…and so educational!” said Markee Flint, 2010 Weekend for Women Conference attendee. Women with diabetes face unique challenges with fluctuating blood sugars due to the hormones of menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Most women with diabetes are not educated about their increased health risks--such as heart disease, clinical depression, osteoporosis, eating disorders, and body image disorders. For example, women with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than are women who do not have diabetes. These consequences are serious; deaths from cardiovascular disease in women with diabetes have increased by 23 percent over the past 30 years, while the death rate from cardiovascular disease has dropped by 27 percent in women without diabetes. “The unique needs of women with diabetes have been overlooked for far too long and this Conference is filling a void in our current healthcare system. It is always wonderful to see women coming together to support and educate each other,” said Brandy Barnes, Founder and CEO of DiabetesSisters Sponsors of the 2011 Weekend for Women Conference include Sanofi-Aventis, Roche Diagnostics, Novo Nordisk, Terry & Louise Gregg, Lifescan, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Diabetes, Bayer Diabetes, Dexcom, Medtronic, Kerr Health, and the North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council. For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at the Conference, please contact Brandy Barnes, DiabetesSisters’ Founder/CEO at bbarnes@diabetessisters.org. About DiabetesSisters DiabetesSisters is a national 501c3 non-profit health organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women with, and those at risk of developing diabetes and to advocate on their behalf. The organization’s key initiatives include the orange:will campaign, SisterMatch Program, sisterTALK Blogs, the Women’s Forum, Ask the Experts Column, local Meetups and the Annual Weekend for Women Conference. For more information, please visit http://www.diabetessisters.org.

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