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Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Written by Peter Grear

With this article we will start detailing the ingredients of a revisable action plan that needs comments and revisions as we move toward the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Election.  

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Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

WHEN THE HUMOR IS GONE

James Bean has shown insight and understanding of the darkest moments of many people’s lives as well as ideas on how one could begin to create a life worth living even out of the depths of despair.” -– Rhonda Duncombe, LMFT, LADC

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Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I confess that I’m amazed. The Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of North Carolina announced last week that they have launched theNorth Carolina Black Advisory Board (BRAB) 

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Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Written by State Point

Stress is not only unpleasant; it can be overwhelming, ultimately preventing you from solving the problems that caused the stress in the first place. But getting focused can help you feel happier and be more successful professionally, financially and in your relationships, say experts.

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Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Written by Peter Grear

For black voters, Benjamin Jealous expressed what I believe to be the critical message for black voters when he said that the best way to overcome massive voter suppression is through a massive wave of voter registration.  Thankfully, the NAACP is putting this theory into action through the Youth Organizing…

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Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Written by Freddie Allen

Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country.

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Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I’ve been doing commentaries on our Campaign to Defeat Voter Suppression since November, 2013.  Because the right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, I’ve tried to promote a non-partisan theory of voter enfranchisement. 

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Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

By Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Frequently, in going forward it is imperative to examine your history.  In 1638 the Maryland Colony issued a public edict encouraging the separation of the races that became the public policy of America. 

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Survey Reveals Universities’ Impact on Economy, Job Creation

Written by Association of Univ. Technology Managers on 15 February 2010.

Survey Universities Economy Job Creation In fiscal year 2008, 595 new companies were formed as a result of university research. In fact, many of the world’s most interesting and important inventions such as Google, Warfarin (coumadin) and FluMist, got their start in a university laboratory. These inventions resulted in products we buy or medications we take because they were patented by the university and then licensed to companies that then brought them to market.

This process is known as academic technology transfer, and you can read the latest, most thorough information about it in the newly released AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2008. The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), a nonprofit association of academic technology transfer professionals, announces the release of the summary report of the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2008. The survey summary shares quantitative information about and real-world examples of licensing activities at U.S. universities, hospitals and research institutions.

“The data in this survey show a steady increase in the amount of technology transfer activity,” says Arundeep S. Pradhan, AUTM president. He adds, “this includes more patent filings, new licenses signed and more new startup companies, a good indicator that the Bayh-Dole Act is working as intended.”

In addition to statistics, the report includes success stories that detail real-world contributions from academic institutions including: a discovery that paved the way for the development of a safer, more effective TB vaccine, a new wheat variety that has superior pest resistance and backing quality, an effective oral treatment for radiation exposure, and a new formulation of a chemotherapy drug that reduces serious side effects.

Highlights of the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity SurveyTM FY2008 include:
•648 new commercial products introduced
•5,039 total license and options executed
•595 new companies formed
•about 72 percent of new companies formed with the primary place of business in the institution’s home state
•3,381 startup companies still operating as of the end of FY2008
•$51.47 billion total sponsored research expenditures
•20,115 disclosures

Patents filed
•18,949 total U.S. patent applications
•12,072 new U.S. patent applications
•848 non-U.S. patent applications

Patents issued
•3,280 issued U.S. patents

About AUTM
The Association of University Technology Managers is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of more than 3,000 technology managers and business executives. AUTM members — managers of intellectual property, one of the most active growth sectors of the global economy —come from more than 300 universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals as well as numerous businesses and government organizations.

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