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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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Peeved About My Parents' Predicament: class warfare and Medicare cuts

Written by Phill Wilson on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 16:09.

If asking billionaires and millionaires to pay taxes on luxury yachts and private jets is class warfare, then why isn't it class warfare when legislators propose to cut my parents' Social Security and undermine their Medicare? Already they have to make choices between paying their mortgage and buying the prescriptions that my mom needs for diabetes and my dad needs for high blood pressure--which he didn't have until he experienced the stress of financial hardship and began taking the additional medicines he needs to recover from his accident.

Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Written by Dwight Brown on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 16:05.

***1/2 Rating - Mission accomplished! This is hands down the best M:I chapter in the franchise, with astounding stunts, strong emotional depth, and a break-neck pace that rarely subsides. IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) languishes on a cot in a Moscow prison. Feverishly working on his computer, fellow agent and tech wizard Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) manages to override the prison’s security system and open cell doors at will.  

Melanie Amaro Crowned First Winner of X-Factor

Written by the NNPA from the Houston Style Magazine on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 16:01.

It’s been a long run for the “X-Factor USA” contestants and it all came to an end last night on the season finale. After a long couple months of tears, dance moves and Astro’s antics, this star studded finale showed us who was America’s next breakout star, and that star is 19 year old Melanie Amaro.

The Obama Blueprint for Re-Election

Written by George E. Curry on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:59.

With the next election 11 months away, President Obama has begun sharpening his populist message and drawing a sharp contrast between his vision for America and the Republican alternative. Obama’s speech last week in Osawatomie, Kan. provided an example of how he plans to attack his Republican opposition.

New Hanover County Board of Education is seeking applicants for consideration for appointment to the new D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter Academy Board

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:55.

The New Hanover County Board of Education is seeking applicants for consideration for appointment to the new D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter Academy Board. They will appoint three individuals to serve staggered terms on the new charter school board.  In order to achieve the staggered terms, the New Hanover County Board of Education will set the initial terms for their three members as one, two, or three-year terms.  After this, all terms will be three years.

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