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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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In The Shadow of Freedom: A Heroic Journey to Manhood and Liberation

Written by Travis Sentell on Friday, 13 August 2010 10:22.

Tchicaya Missamou with Travis SentellIN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM: A Heroic Journey to Manhood and Liberation (Atria Books; On-sale August  2010; ISBN: 978-1-4391-1629-6; $15.00), written with Travis Sentell, Missamou recalls the harrowing saga of his incredible life in vivid detail.  Born a member of the Bakongo tribe, Missamou was recruited into its militia at the age of seven to wage a civil war against tribes in the northern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  For the next 12 years, he witnessed his child comrades being plied with drugs and alcohol to shoot the so-called enemy with AK-47s and commit atrocities against them.  But as the civil war continued to escalate, Missamou was struck with the realization that all the citizens in the Congo were his brothers and sisters so he laid down his arms and was reunited with his mother and siblings.

Addressing Alarming Increase In Wealth Gap Between Black and White Americans

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 August 2010 10:18.

white household median net worthBob Johnson Urges National Dialogue Based on Recognition of Race... Johnson Argues that Wealth Gap Compares to “Compelling National Interest Test” Which Could Justify Race-Recognition Remedies. Bethesda, MD  - In an address to Members of Congress and participants attending a Congressional Black Caucus meeting...

Essential Tips for College Campus Living

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 August 2010 10:16.

Essential Tips for College Campus LivingIt’s August and around the country, thousands of college students are preparing to head to campus, many living in on-campus residential halls. Living away from home and with a roommate for the first time can be exciting but also challenging. Michael Scales, associate vice president for housing at Temple University, says there are steps students can take to make it a positive experience.

Chicago’s Madden/Wells Project Live in Better Housing, Safer Neighborhoods; Still Face Health and Job Problems

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 August 2010 10:06.

Nearly a decade after the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) started to relocate families from the distressed Madden/Wells community, most former residents live in better housing and safer neighborhoods and report lower levels of anxiety. But poor health—marked by high rates of chronic physical and mental health problems—is keeping many out of the workforce. 

The Next Frontier For States and Cities: Building Clean Energy Industries and Green Jobs

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 07 August 2010 14:20.

Building Clean-Energy Industries and Green JobsToday, as state and local governments seek to integrate environmental and energy policies with job creation, a first-of-its kind national study has found that only a few states and cities have policies in place to create green jobs.

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