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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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Directions in Women’s Giving 2012: Many Churches Overlook Women as Donors Despite Their Growing Control of Personal Wealth in the U.S.

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 June 2012 19:37.

While Christian women are far more generous than the average person, the report — “Directions in Women’s Giving 2012” — shows that many donors feel that church and ministry leaders neglect the role women play in charitable giving, instead addressing only husbands. The report was commissioned by Women Doing Well™, a Georgia-based national organization founded in 2010 to assist Christian women in stewardship.

Citizen Group Works to Sanction City Council

Written by Marcus Wright, Special from the Michigan Citizen on Monday, 18 June 2012 17:55.

DETROIT — A citizens group is calling for sanctions against the five City Council members who voted to authorize the Consent Agreement. The group also announced its support of Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon for her “courageous stand on behalf of the citizens of Detroit.”

Teen Pregnancies, Dangers on the Rise

Written by Zach Burgess, Special from The Philadelphia Tribune on Monday, 18 June 2012 17:51.

After more than a decade in decline, the United States teen pregnancy has been rising in recent years. According to momlogic.com, the estimated public cost for teen pregnancy in the United States is between $6 and $9 billion a year. Eighty percent of teen moms are on some form of public assistance.

Many Churches Overlook Women as Donors Despite Their Growing Control of Personal Wealth in the U.S.

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 18 June 2012 17:43.

Many churches are missing opportunities to involve Christian women in philanthropy, with ministry leaders too often speaking “man to man” — despite the fact that women now control more than 51 percent of personal wealth nationally, according to a 2012 national survey.

‘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.

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