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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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Blacks Still Struggle To Qualify For Personal and Business Credit; New Web Site Wants To Help

Written by Featured Organization on 04 September 2012.

A recent Washington Post article emphasized how poor credit makes it much tougher to secure loans and gain access to credit, especially for African-Americans. The article entitled, "For Black Americans, Financial Damage From Subprime Implosion is Likely to Last" (see link below), sheds light on what has been an ongoing problem for many decades: Minorities, particularly African Americans, continue to make up a huge population of people and business owners who are unqualified for credit.

Other articles from TheGriot.com and The Black American News Network (TBANN) share the same devastating news, but one new web site aims to make a change.

Launched in 2011, BusinessCredit.org is a free online resource that features the best tips and guidelines on how to obtain and build small business credit - that is, business loans, business credit cards, and business lines of credit. Visitors are also educated about business credit reports. The web site is available to help anyone regardless of their ethnic background, but it aims to especially reach African Americans and other minorities who are most in need.

Visitors to the site will learn exactly what to do and what to avoid when applying for new credit, and how to effectively plead a case when credit is being taken away. There is no other resource online like this, and most of all - it's 100% free to use.

The site features well-written informative articles, descriptive how-to videos, exclusive listings of useful resources, and detailed comparison charts of options offered by different banks. It also features the latest news and trends pertaining to small business funding and credit.

For more details, visit www.BusinessCredit.org

About African Americans and Small Business Credit:According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 27 million businesses in the United States that generate billions each year in combined revenue. However, amongst those, only about 1 million or 7% are Black-owned businesses. Even worse, federal statistics show that Black-owned businesses are 5 times more likely to fail than their white counterparts. Many are closing because they lack credit to keep themselves afloat during the time periods when their cash flow is low or non-existent.
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For Black Americans, Financial Damage From Subprime Implosion Is Likely to Last

Washington Post

www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/for-black-americans-financial-damage-from-subprime-implosion-is-likely-to-last/2012/07/08/gJQAwNmzWW_story.htmlAfrican-Americans and Credit Scores: How the Mortgage Meltdown Permanently Impacts Many Blacks' FinancesThe Griot

www.thegrio.com/2012/07/20/african-americans-and-credit-scores-how-the-mortgage-meltdown-permanently-impacts-blacks-finances/

Credit Scores: The Silent African American KillerThe Black American News Network

www.tbann.com/blog/credit-scores-the-silent-african-american-job-killer/ •

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