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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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NCDOT awards more than half a million dollars to Saint Augustine’s College to develop transportation curriculum

Written by Featured Organization on 28 September 2010.

RALEIGH ––Transportation Secretary Gene Conti and Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine’s College have formed a partnership to create an innovative and unique training initiative at the historically black college. An agreement to develop this training program was signed today on campus.

The NCDOT and Federal Highway Administration awarded a $500,000 grant to the college to create the program titled the “Right of Way Training Curriculum Program or ROW program”-- the first program of its kind in the state.

The program is designed to:

Increase the pool of potential ROW professionals;

Increase the number of ROW internships within NCDOT and other transportation partners; and

Increase the number of minorities in transportation-related careers.

The ROW program is an entry-level development program that offers a combination of courses that will develop students’ expertise and understanding of acquiring real estate and right of way for transportation projects. Students enrolled in the one-year program can develop analytical and problem-solving skills, receive on-the-job and formal classroom training and acquire appropriate research skills for use within the NCDOT and FHWA.

This partnership will support the advancement of minorities in transportation-related careers; it is part of the Department's efforts to develop interest and attract and recruit minorities to work in the transportation industry, including the NCDOT.

The NCDOT encourages transportation curriculums within HBCU academic programs in hopes of bridging the gap between these higher education institutions and the transportation industry.

To learn more about the NCDOT’s HBCU program, visit http://www.ncdot.gov/careers/careerdev/collegeprograms.html#HBCU.

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