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Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

by Peter Grear

As we draw nearer to D-day, November 4, 2014, the political parties, candidates and pressure groups are identifying their issues, slates and strategies to win.  My title to this week’s commentary makes a gross understatement, judges matter. 

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Combining Math and Music Leaders in Disparate Fields Explain What Unites Them

Combining Math and Music Leaders in Disparate Fields Explain What Unites Them

American Academy in Rome

Anthony Cheung’s formal mathematical training essentially ended with high-school calculus. But as a musician and composer, he has explored mathematical phenomena in new ways.

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Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

By Peter Grear

By most polls the North Carolina race for the United States Senate is a dead heat.  That being the case, victory in November will go to the political party that executes the best voter mobilization plan.  

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Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Singer and actress Jill Scott

Singer and actress Jill Scott is on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Essence magazine Jill Scott shows offer her new hourglass shape in a beautiful black form-fitted dress. 

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We Need Mindset Control: With 300 Million Guns Already in the Country, Gun Control is Not The Answer

Written by Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, Founder of Be Someone Inc. on Monday, 11 March 2013 15:34.

According to the U.S. government itself, there are an estimated 300 million guns in the United States. So is gun control the real answer to the violence taking place today? Of course not! The answer lies not in the weapon, but in the mindset of the person. As humans interact, we hope they see each other as equals and wish no harm on anyone. This is the mindset that would lead to peace. Unfortunately, that is not being properly taught to our children.

Music Entrepreneur Learns How To Develop Real Estate

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:58.

Courtney "Coko" Eason is an entertainment entrepreneur striving to make a difference in the Nashville Music Scene. Her company, Soundtrack Entertainment, LLC focuses on bringing a diverse selection of events, concerts and TV broadcasts to Nashville, that are comparable to entertainment cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. However, she realized that the dreams she had for her city could only come true if a new venue was developed and built to cater to those who enjoyed Rock, Pop & Urban music events in a fun yet upscale and trendy atmosphere.

New Belly Fat Burning Program

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:57.

All across America, people are battling stubborn belly fat. A health condition of now epidemic proportions, belly fat has actually been identified as the most lethal type of body fat because of its close proximity to vital organs. In fact, according to a groundbreaking 2006 study published in Obesity, this specific type of "visceral" fat is a predictor of early death.

Public Policy, Institutional Barriers Are Pushing Racial Wealth Gap

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:52.

New research shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines in the United States cannot solely be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and African-Americans.

Turning the Clock Back on Voting Rights

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:50.

Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair.  The facts: The small city of Calera redistricted its boundaries in a way that the sole African American councilman lost his seat.  Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act forced a new election with different boundaries, and Ernest Montgomery regained his seat.

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