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West Florissant, Mo. Explodes in Protest of Police Shooting, More Than 30 Arrests

West Florissant, Mo. Explodes in Protest of Police Shooting, More Than 30 Arrests

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American

The Target parking lot of the Buzz Westfall Shopping Center was filled with dozens and dozens of police vehicles and the area of West Florissant from Jennings to Ferguson was blocked off. Helicopters and tanks –as well as vehicles from a host of area departments – descended on West Florissant as looting and vandalism…

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Suppress Voting, Impeach Obama and Close HBCUs

Suppress Voting, Impeach Obama and Close HBCUs

By Peter Grear

Our campaign has sought to educate our communities to the point that they would organize and mobilize for a massive voter turnout for the November General Election and beyond. 

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Risky Situations Increase Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Their Performance Compared to Men

Risky Situations Increase Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Their Performance Compared to Men

Study author Susan R. Fisk

“On the surface, risky situations may not appear to be particularly disadvantageous to women, but these findings suggest otherwise,” 

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Voter Suppression: An Existential Threat to Democracy

Voter Suppression: An Existential Threat to Democracy

By Peter Grear

To properly understand where we are today, we must look to history, to Black Slavery.  Slavery has existed since the time of ancient civilizations and in its inception was based upon conquerors enslaving the conquered without regards to race.  

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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Charlotte, NC (BlackPR.com)

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA)

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Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

New York (BlackPR.com)

New York (BlackPR.com) -- Nielsen today announced that Andrew McCaskill has joined Nielsen as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. He will report to Chief Communications Officer Laura Nelson.

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Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Written by Peter Grear

With this article we will start detailing the ingredients of a revisable action plan that needs comments and revisions as we move toward the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Election.  

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Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I confess that I’m amazed. The Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of North Carolina announced last week that they have launched theNorth Carolina Black Advisory Board (BRAB) 

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NCDOT News: Preserve and Protect NC’s Natural Beauty - Volunteer for Fall Litter Sweep

Written by Featured Organization on 17 September 2013.

John Travis holt ScreenShot059RALEIGH – If you enjoy North Carolina’s natural beauty, consider showing the state how much you appreciate it by lending a hand during the N.C. Department of Transportation’s 2013 Fall Litter Sweep. Scheduled from Saturday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 5, Fall Litter Sweep offers volunteers the opportunity to help keep North Carolina clean and beautiful by picking up trash along roadsides across the state.

 

“Fall Litter Sweep is a way to get all North Carolinians involved in making their communities better and keeping our roads clean,” said Transportation Secretary Tony Tata. “Each volunteer plays an invaluable role in preserving and protecting the beauty of our state.”

During the 2013 Spring Litter Sweep, volunteers removed an impressive 1.7 million pounds of roadside litter.

In addition to volunteers, NCDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway groups, N.C. Department of Public Safety inmate squads and community service workers will participate in Fall Litter Sweep.

Volunteers should contact their local NCDOT county maintenance office to obtain cleanup supplies. A list of local NCDOT contacts, as well as forms, posters and other materials, can be found here. For more information, visit the Litter Sweep website or call 1-800-331-5864.

Visit the Keep NC Beautiful website for details on how you could win a cash prize for finding an unusual piece of litter.

NCDOT reminds volunteers that safety is always the number one priority when working on the roadside, and children between the ages of 12 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be on alert and policing roads for those who litter. Littering is unlawful and offenders upon conviction, can be fined up to $2,000; receive a point on their driver license and be sentenced to community service work. Fines can also be doubled upon a second conviction. 

If you spot a litterbug, you can report them by filling out an online form through NCDOT’s Swat-A-Litterbug program

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