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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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Interfaith Coalition on Mosques Today Called for a Comprehensive Investigation of the Suspicious Fire that Destroyed a Mosque in Joplin

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:04.

New York, NY -- The Interfaith Coalition on Mosques (ICOM) today called for a comprehensive investigation of the suspicious fire that destroyed a mosque in Joplin, Missouri in the early morning hours of August 6 during the holy month of Ramadan. The Islamic Society of Joplin mosque was previously a target of arson, and the most recent attack took place just one day after an alleged white supremacist gunman killed six Sikhs and wounded three others, including a police officer, near Milwaukee.

Mortgage Expert: Financing your Home

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:03.

- Which type of mortgage is best for you?
It is important to understand the differences between the types of mortgages available to you. Once you know your short and long term financial strategy, you should educate yourself about the terms, benefits, and drawbacks of fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages, as well as FHA (Federal Housing Administration) and VA (Veterans Affairs) mortgage loans. Your personal research can go a long way. Ask yourself which type of loan you might qualify for and which types might best suit your lifestyle and ability to make your monthly payments.

The Power of the Hispanic Dollar

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:02.

Hispanics have quietly become the new “Super Spender”. There has been an increase in the cultural influence of the Hispanic community. Shopping centers and grocery stores are being built, targeting Hispanics. For many Hispanics, their culture and heritage is a major influence. They don’t shy away from tradition, instead they embrace it. They are looking, searching, seeking for the same ingredients Abuela used to prepare meals or for the beautiful lace dresses for their daughters.

UNC Study Finds Racial Diversity of Dtudents Beneficial in Higher Education

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:00.

A racially diverse law student body provides educational benefits for students, their institution and society, according to a 10-year multidisciplinary research study conducted by four professors, including two faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

High-Risk Sexual Activity Among Black Teens Drops Dramatically

Written by Imani Evans, The Dallas Examiner on Monday, 06 August 2012 17:26.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new findings that show a “dramatic decline” in risky sexual behavior among Black youth since 1991. The data, which cover 1991 to 2011, was presented by Laura Kann, Ph.D., and Kevin Fenton, M.D. at the recently concluded 2012 International AIDS Conference here.

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