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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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New Technology Helps Graduates' Chances in the Job Market

Written by Featured Organization on 10 June 2013.

Chicago, IL -- Employers are doing it. Daters are doing it. Even the government is doing it. So what is the "it" we're referring to here? Background checks. With nearly 75 percent of all employers now choosing to conduct background checks on all employees, the popularity of and the technology involved in conducting such searches continues to grow. And with many college graduates preparing to transition from campus to cubicle, it's important they understand these requirements and prepare for a litany of checks during their job hunt.

In response, eKnowID has been created; a proactive tool to conduct a comprehensive and thorough HR self-background check prior to the scrutiny of a prospective employer. With errors plaguing the public record system coupled with the rapidlygrowing crime of criminal identity theft, candidates often lose job opportunities unknowingly during the background check due to misconstrued information retrieved during the hiring process.

Kenneth Coats, the founder of eknowID, explained what happened to a young law school grad in San Diego: "She showed up for her first day of work, was handcuffed and taken to jail. The background check done by her new employer, the San Diego County District Attorney's office, revealed a warrant for her arrest possession of marijuana, by the person who stole her wallet and assumed her identity."

"Therefore it is imperative for job seekers to know what they don't know when it comes to their background check, even if they've never had a brush with the law."

With eKnowID new proactive technology, candidates can confidently and conveniently perform all necessary checks prior to speaking with an employer. This will allow applicants to take back control over their personal information and give them the ability to challenge any inaccuracies that may exist.

"Traditionally, people understand the need to check their credit before making important purchases such as a car or home," says Coats. "A background check is just as crucial before landing a job."

eKnowID provides fully customizable reports that ranges from past employment, education and criminal checks to driving records and even drug tests. To help job seekers get started, eknowID offers a free automated resume check of the 5 common mistakes found on resumes according to HR professionals.

Users simply upload their resume or confidentially connect using LinkedIn. Users can elect to bundle other checks that start affordably as low as $12.95. A toll free support number is provided for customers to speak with experienced investigators .

"With over two decades of experience working for major background checking companies and my own, and nearly half million searches later, we decided to put this information into one easy to use and convenient portal for consumers to arm themselves with access to this information to get ahead," says Coats.

`About eKnowID

eKnowID is a division of KENTECH Consulting Inc. a Chicago based award winning background check technology company offering revolutionary investigative technology and risk management solutions to government and commercial clients throughout the United States of America. KENTECH'S online suite of Background checking tools is powered by the latest technology offered to Banking, Employers, Housing Authorities, Colleges NonProfits, Casinos and Government. KENTECH is a fully licensed private detective agency from the state of Illinois. For more details, visit www.eknowid.com. •

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