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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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Black Unemployment Still Needs to Be Addressed

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Monday, 12 November 2012 18:57.

The problem with having a deadline at the end of the week, is that you miss the opportunity to weigh in on things, such as an election, that happens on a Tuesday.  It is almost torture when you consider the possibilities  face us on November 7 and beyond.  I am hoping that President Obama can pull it off, but I am cognizant of the numbers that suggest that Willard is nipping at his heels.  No matter what happens, there are real issues that must be faced not only in the next few weeks, but also in the next few years.

Ballot Proposition Increases Corporate Welfare

Written by Harry C. Alford on Monday, 05 November 2012 16:55.

It’s time to analyze the various referendums on the ballots Tuesday.  All over the nation, common citizens are asked to say “yes” to an issue that is supposedly for their benefit and financial future. More times than not, the consequences of such are harmful and slanted to a greedy few. Such is the case with “Question 7” appearing on the Maryland ballot on November 6. Question 7 ads in support of gaming flood the airwaves in the D.C. metro region, with claims flying left and right about what it means for Maryland. 

Stone Cold Marketing: Selling Alcohol to Young African Americans

Written by William Covington, Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly on Monday, 05 November 2012 16:50.

The former owner of the Payless Market in South Los Angeles, gleefully described how the Black community’s passion for malt liquor and his “unofficial grassroots advertising campaign” allowed him to significantly increase his store revenue within a few weeks and save his business. The store had a license to sell beer and wine, but to compete with liquor stores in the area, he happened upon the idea of painting on the front of his store a large sign that shouted “Cold Beer” (although then-Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and community activist forced him to the remove it). He returned to the drawing board and put an old claw-foot bathtub filled with bottles of malt liquor under crushed ice in the middle of the store. The crude marketing ploy worked, and his malt liquor sales increased by 60 percent.

Student Loan Problems Mirror those of Mortgages

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 29 October 2012 15:56.

An adage counsels, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” When it comes to consumer debt, that advice is also a truism. After years of mortgage borrowers complaining about servicing – or the lack thereof – it appears that problems student loan borrowers face are remarkably similar.

Domestic Violence: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Written by Maya Rhodan on Monday, 29 October 2012 15:54.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Brittny Henderson was 16, she thought she was in love. The target of her affection was popular and on the football team. She was young and excited.  “It was really wonderful at first,” Henderson said. “It was normal.” They spent every waking moment together. In the morning he would pick her up for school, text her all day and come to her house after football practice. When he left her house at night, he would call her and they would talk before bed.

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