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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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American Forum Op-ed by NC business leader on Bush-era tax cuts

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:18.

If anyone tells you that ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2 percent would hurt job creation tell them to talk with me. We founded our business, TS Designs, in 1977 as a small manual screen printing company and grew to land contracts with some of clothing’s biggest brands. In 1993, we lost much of our business as a result of the supposedly job-creating NAFTA trade agreement as large brands sought out the cheapest labor costs they could in Mexico.

New Report Finds Students of Color Are Being Shortchanged: Schools Spend $334 More on White Students than on Students of Color

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:15.

Washington, D.C. — On a press call today with Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the Center for American Progress unveiled a new report that explores the racial inequities in state and local funding that persist in our nation's schools. According to the study, called "Unequal Education,” schools across the nation continue to treat students of color differently than their white peers because of a federal loophole that permits districts to spend significantly less on schools with large populations of students of color.

The Benefits of Butterflies: the Healing Powers of a beautiful creature Airlie Garden’s Butterfly House provides tranquility for visitors in all walks of life

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:14.

The Butterfly House at Airlie Gardens is celebrating its third anniversary with record attendance this year. And while the region’s first permanent butterfly house continues to draw a full spectrum of children and adults, garden officials say its greatest benefits might extend to people living with illness, disabilities, or suffering from a loss.

Latina Leader Marisa Salcines to Fuel the Advancement of U.S. Latino Professionals as Center for Hispanic Leadership Atlanta Chapter President

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:10.

Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) has launched its Atlanta Chapter in its efforts to accelerate the advancement of U.S Latino professionals with the appointment of Marisa Salcines as its local market President. According to CHL Founder, Glenn Llopis, “Ms. Salcines is a strong Latina Leader whose professional journey has influenced Hispanic advancement in both the private and public sectors over the past 16 years. We are delighted that Ms. Salcines will serve as our Atlanta Chapter President. Her impact and influence in the community will be noticed immediately.”

Have Blacks Lost Their Spirit for Social Activism?

Written by Jessica Williams-Gibson, Special from The Indianapolis Recorder on Monday, 20 August 2012 15:01.

(NNPA) Some are concerned that the kind of activism advocated by leaders such as Rev. Derek King (left) and Rev. Al Sharpton is not as strong in the Black community today as in the past. During the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s, African-Americans mobilized and marched for issues such as segregation, racial discrimination and voting rights.

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