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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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‘The Church,’ Community and Economic Impact

Written by Carlee McCullough, Special to the NNPA from the Tri-State Defender on Monday, 18 June 2012 17:40.

For many years, African-American churches have been the catalysts of change in society. Churches have pushed the envelope as it relates to spiritual and social issues. Given their collective money, political power and expertise, churches continue to be in a unique position to impact the community from an economic perspective.

United Airlines Inadvertently United Black Entrepreneurs

Written by Harry C. Alford, NNPA Columnist on Monday, 18 June 2012 17:36.

So here we were at a crossroads in the state of Indiana. I had just successfully detected, reported and busted a construction fronting scheme. Huber, Hunt and Nichols, the largest construction firm in the state, was now banned from state contracts for five years. The word to the white owned construction community was: it is a new day unless we fight back. Oh, how stubborn they can be defending what is wrong because their greed gets in the way of common sense. Thus, I had to begin a series of front busting and exposure until the goons finally relented and started contracting on a level playing field.

FUBU Founder, ‘Shark Tank’ Star Talks Business

Written by Bernal E. Smith II, Special to the NNPA from the Tri-State Defender on Monday, 11 June 2012 17:45.


daymond-john2A few years ago, the unusual occurrence of a Manatee in the Memphis area caused great local buzz and attention. The salt water giant found his way into the waters of the Mighty Mississippi and into the hearts of Memphians as they tracked his movements. Well, in similar fashion we recently had another giant of the sea, a “Shark”, (not the aquatic variety), visit our fair city to much fanfare and accolade. Daymond John, a fashion industry pioneer, is founder of the FUBU clothing line and star of the ABC reality show “Shark Tank,” which features a team of wealthy and successful investors (the Sharks) being pitched by up-and-coming entrepreneurs to invest in their fledging business ventures.

Millennials Not as Excited To Vote in This Presidential Election

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 June 2012 17:11.

WASHINGTON, D.C., (June 6, 2012): For first-time voters, this year’s upcoming presidential election is not nearly as exciting as the last one. In a survey of 425 first-time voters from eight Washington, D.C., area universities, only 23 percent said they were “very excited” about this year’s election vs. 45 percent for the 2008 election.

An Inside Look at the New Fronting Game

Written by Harry C. Alford on Monday, 11 June 2012 16:47.


discrimination-471There is much corruption when it comes to procurement.  Probably the industry with the most corruption is construction.  Keep in mind that corruption is the first cousin of discrimination which is why the establishment cringes at the thought of Black strangers coming into their territory.  They want to keep the graft private.

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