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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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Promising New Research on Preventive and Therapeutic HIV Vaccines

Written by Rod McCullom, NNPA on Friday, 10 June 2011 14:33.

May 18, 2011, was HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, a time to remind ourselves of the worldwide effort to create vaccines to help prevent HIV infection and to boost the immune systems of people already infected with the virus.  The past three weeks have seen a flurry of activity around new and exciting potential HIV-vaccine concepts.

Prophetic Genius of Gil Scott Heron

Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:37.

enews-image-Gil-Scott-HeronGil Scott Heron (1949-2011) was more than a legendary entertainer.  He was a social and political visionary that helped to inspire generations of young gifted and talent poets, spoken word artists, rappers, and a global cadre of musical and cultural satirists that have contributed to the irreversible, progressive transformations of the mindsets of hundreds of millions of young people from Harlem, New York to Soweto, South Africa; and from the Delta in Mississippi and the bayous of Louisiana to Trench Town in Jamaica to the barrios of Brazil and deep into the crucible neighborhoods of  the South Bronx and South Central LA as well as throughout what is culturally referred today as the "Dirty South."

High Court Orders State Prison Population Slashed: Inland Officials Brace for Inmate Shift to Counties

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:36.

The California prison system is so overcrowded that its conditions are, "incompatible with the concept of human dignity." That was the conclusion of a bitterly divided the U.S. Supreme Court in a judicial order that could result in the release of nearly 40,000 prisoners from the country's largest penal system during the next two years.

Your Take: Threat to Blacks in the Public Sector

Written by Lee Saunders on Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:34.

Radical conservative politicians want to slash city, county and state jobs -- and undercut the economic security of African-American families, says this union official. When I was growing up in Cleveland, some of the most respected people in my neighborhood were the folks who worked for the city, county or state. My father was a city bus driver who took great pride in getting people safely to and from their jobs every day. My mother was a community college teacher who loved preparing her students for success.

HBCU Civil Rights Lawsuit

Written by Shernay Williams, from the AFRO-American newspapers on Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:33.

"If you create a ballpark in a cornfield, it doesn't mean the baseball players will come," Assistant Attorney General Campbell Killefer recently told a federal court judge, in tones of disgust. Even if Maryland were to allocate additional funding to its four HBCUs, he implied, that wouldn't elevate their retention or graduation rates nor would it guarantee more diverse students would be attracted to the schools.

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