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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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5 Must-follow Tips Will Let You Shop Safely Online, UAB Expert Says

Written by Featured Organization on 03 December 2010.

Identity Theft online shopingOnline shoppers can protect their identities and financial account numbers by following five safety tips this holiday season, says Gary Warner, international cyber-crime consultant and director of research in computer forensics ... at the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences.

Americans purchased nearly $36 billion online during the 2009 holidays, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and criminals again are ready to target millions of Americans expected to shop via the Internet this year.

“The greatest online security threat has nothing to do with the technology and everything to do with the person behind the keyboard,” says Warner.

Warner posts the latest online safety advice on his blog Cybercrime and Doing Time, collaborates with the FBI, FDIC and other federal and international agencies to track and prosecute cyber-criminals through the UAB Spam Data Mine and other labs he directs at UAB.

Warner recommends five simple safety measures:

• Set your operating system to automatic update

“You want to have Windows update turned on so that you are automatically downloading security and other software patches. If Microsoft has something new to protect your computer, you want it.”

• Use shopping sites, not just search results

“Don't assume that every search result is a good place to go shopping. The criminals know what’s popular, and they’ll set up bogus sites riddled with viruses. Use shopping aggregator sites like Shopping.com, or stay with name-brand websites that you trust.”

• Don’t click through e-mail offers

“Spam messages, even if they look legitimate, can be dangerous, linking to malware or scam sites. Instead, go to your Web browser and type in the address of the site you want to visit; you’ll be able to find all their advertised sale items when you go there.”

• Register for one-time-use credit card numbers

“Many of the major credit-card providers will give you a 16-digit number that can only be used as a one-time transaction; PayPal will do the same sort of thing.”

• Click on your common sense

“The bottom line is that you have to be smart when shopping online. If it seems too good to be true, it’s not true. There is no such thing as a $100 Rolex.”

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