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West Florissant, Mo. Explodes in Protest of Police Shooting, More Than 30 Arrests

West Florissant, Mo. Explodes in Protest of Police Shooting, More Than 30 Arrests

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American

The Target parking lot of the Buzz Westfall Shopping Center was filled with dozens and dozens of police vehicles and the area of West Florissant from Jennings to Ferguson was blocked off. Helicopters and tanks –as well as vehicles from a host of area departments – descended on West Florissant as looting and vandalism…

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Suppress Voting, Impeach Obama and Close HBCUs

Suppress Voting, Impeach Obama and Close HBCUs

By Peter Grear

Our campaign has sought to educate our communities to the point that they would organize and mobilize for a massive voter turnout for the November General Election and beyond. 

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Risky Situations Increase Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Their Performance Compared to Men

Risky Situations Increase Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Their Performance Compared to Men

Study author Susan R. Fisk

“On the surface, risky situations may not appear to be particularly disadvantageous to women, but these findings suggest otherwise,” 

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Voter Suppression: An Existential Threat to Democracy

Voter Suppression: An Existential Threat to Democracy

By Peter Grear

To properly understand where we are today, we must look to history, to Black Slavery.  Slavery has existed since the time of ancient civilizations and in its inception was based upon conquerors enslaving the conquered without regards to race.  

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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Charlotte, NC (BlackPR.com)

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA)

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Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

New York (BlackPR.com)

New York (BlackPR.com) -- Nielsen today announced that Andrew McCaskill has joined Nielsen as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. He will report to Chief Communications Officer Laura Nelson.

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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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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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22 Ways Government Shutdown Will Ruin Your Life

Written by Featured Organization on 04 October 2013.

For the first time since 1997, the U.S. government has shut down. This happens when Congress fails to pass authorization to sufficiently fund local and federal government operations. During a shutdown, the government will usually stop providing all services except those that are deemed "essential".


Here are 22 ways that the government shutdown will affect your life:
#1 - If you get the flu: During a shutdown, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will not be receiving funding to support its annual flu vaccination program.
#2 - No pay for military personnel: Members of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Marines, etc) will have their paychecks put on hold while they continue to work.
#3 - Little assistance for troubled boaters: The Coast Guard will cut back on routine patrols and navigation assistance if you have trouble while on the water.
#4 - Delayed death benefits: Families of soldiers killed in action will have their death benefits delayed.
#5 - Delayed applications for gun permits: Applications for gun permits will likely be delayed due to furloughs at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
#6 - Delayed passport and visa applications: The processing of passport and visa applications will be delayed at the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs.
#7 - National parks closed: All 400+ national parks around the country will be closed. People temporarily or permanently living in national parks and forests will have to relocate.
#8 - Delayed small business loan applications: Due to reduced staff, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be processing and approving applications at a much smaller pace.
#9 - Problems with employment verification: During a shutdown, the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify program will be offline.
#10 - Mortgage application problems: The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the USDA won't guarantee new loans.
#11 - National museums closed: Most government-funded museums, including all Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington, DC, will be closed.
#12 - No pesticide regulation: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will shut down.
#13 - Veterans' pensions will run out: The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will run out of funding for regular payment checks after a few weeks.
#14 - No more food assistance: The USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will no longer issue payments to needy families.
#15 - No automobile recall inspections: The Dept of Transportation (DOT) says routine defects and recall information from manufacturers and consumers would not be reviewed.
#16 - Reduced food and drug safety research: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will reduce their staff by up to 50%.
#17 - No energy assistance: If it continues through the winter, people without heat will have trouble receiving assistance from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
#18 - Reduced consumer protection: The Futures Trading Commission (FTC) will greatly reduce it's staff and maintain only a bare minimum level of oversight and surveillance to stop fraudulent practices.
#19 - No tax services: The IRS will shut down its tax hotline, and will stop processing tax payments.
#20 - College funding cutbacks: Students applying for Pell grants and student loans will experience delays from the Dept of Education.
#21 - Reduced welfare assistance: Financial assistance for needy families will be discontinued. However, some individual states may help out.
#22 - No head start for Head Start: The pre-K child development program will stop giving out new grants. •

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