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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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Youth Foundation seeks to enhance self esteem and pride in accomplishment

Written by Featured Organization on 30 October 2009.

Atlanta, GA – The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation and Morehouse College have announced their partnership to mount a campaign to unite ethics and leadership and to train young people to become leaders with a conscience. Bound together through the legacy of the Atlanta’s first African American Mayor Maynard Jackson, a Morehouse alumnus, these two organizations recognize their mutual benefits in the fields of education, training, and leadership development and will work together to create an aggressive ethical leadership curriculum and to disseminate such knowledge, on a long term basis, focusing on the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Dr. Walter Earl Fluker, executive director of the Leadership Center at Morehouse, and Brooke Jackson Edmond, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation and Mayor Jackson’s daughter, have been catalysts for this partnership. “My father was a Morehouse man from his heart. He was dedicated to this institution as well as to the principals of ethical leadership. The abiding desire to carry on his legacy led me to Dr. Fluker’s door a few months ago. Our vision for the MJYF is to edify fundamental values and life skills, encourage moral commitments and develop the ability to engage in ethical reasoning – a mission already articulated by Dr. Robert Franklin, the president of Morehouse College,” said Ms. Edmond. “The forces of money, power, and technology are on a collision course with the fragile traditions of character, civility and community. This is dangerous territory,” says Dr. Fluker. “Who will train a new generation of courageous, globally connected, ethically centered leaders. Enter the Leadership Center at Morehouse,” he added. Dr. Fluker has lead the efforts at the Leadership Center at Morehouse since ... and had worked closely with Maynard Jackson during the early life of The Leadership Center. Phase I of the partnership between the MJYF and Morehouse will consist of an assessment of needs and the design of the requisite curriculum. This phase will further define the participation of students, faculty, and administrators at each partner institution, and will identify the requisite training and funding requirements for a pilot program and subsequent implementations of the MJYF program. The deliverable from Phase I will be the pilot program. The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, a Georgia non-profit organization, was founded by Mayor Maynard Jackson in 1992 to teach leadership skills to young people. John Holley, the foundation president and Valerie Jackson, Mayor Jackson’s widow and the Chair of the Board of the Foundation, have been responsible for many components of the programs including leadership training. In October, 2009, the MJYF Leadership Academy will begin its 18th Leadership Academy class of 11th grade high school students from Atlanta Public Schools and the first class from high schools located in South Fulton County. Students are selected by their high school counselors to participate in the academy for one year. “The Youth Foundation seeks to enhance self esteem and pride in accomplishment, to support a positive value system and to instill a commitment to ethical public service for the youth we work with,” said Ms. Edmond. “These are the principles my father taught those around him to live by and these are the values that we remain committed to pass on to the students of today. We hope to broaden the reach of MJYF and bring meaningful programs to the metro Atlanta community as a part of my father’s legacy,” Ms. Edmond added. •

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