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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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Alabama State Senator Protests Monument For KKK Leader

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:46.

Selma, AL (BlackNews.com) -- 60,000+ people have already signed the online petition at www.change.org/selma -- Cecil Williamson, president of Selma, Alabama City Council, is behind the building of the monument, and has a long history of involvement with secessionist and White supremacy groups including the John Birch Society and the League of the South. 

Facing General Motors Head On: A boxer in the fight of his life with corporate America

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:42.

LANSING, Mich. – In the boxing ring, he was a warrior that wouldn’t give up. He had no idea he would need to use those same skills in the courtroom years later. Elmo Hudson is talking about his 17-year battle with General Motors in his new book, Boxer of the Year, which recounts what he says was job discrimination and a brutal assault by a racist co-worker.

Majority of Global Muslims Wish for Peace, Well-Being and Family over Wealth and Success for Eid, Western Union Study Finds

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:20.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As Eid celebrations dawn and Ramadan draws to a close the world over, the majority of Muslims living and working overseas wish for peace and happiness, followed by health and family belonging, over desire for wealth and success, the second phase of a newly released Western Union-sponsored study has found. Specifically, nearly half of Muslims living and working overseas said that they valued peace and happiness (48%), followed by health (17%), family belonging (14%) and wealth and success (9%). 

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.

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