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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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15 Entrepreneur Teams Grow Businesses In Summer Venture Program At Babson College

Written by Babson College on 18 June 2010.

Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson15 teams of Babson College students & recent alumni are spending 10 intensive weeks in Babson’s Summer Venture Program to strategize, shape, and accelerate their businesses.The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson – organizer of the program–was highly-selective in choosing the entrepreneurs and offers an environment that stimulates their entrepreneurial minds. Open work space allows teams to be close–but not too close–so they can network, assist one another, and share resources.

Many live in Babson dorms so they can work around-the-clock to refine their ventures. Noon on Mondays is status update time when teams share ideas and solve the week’s business challenge. On Tuesdays and Thursdays a Babson faculty member or business guest addresses students during a brown-bag lunch. Wednesdays are “Hot Seat” days when a single team presents their business and receives intensive feedback. Teams receive in-house counsel from the program director and meet with entrepreneur-mentors in person at least once a week.

On Demo Day, July 29th at 2:00 p.m., Babson’s entrepreneurs will formally present their business plans to venture capitalists, angel investors, friends, and family.

Babson College Summer Venture Program Companies

Undergraduate Students

Name: Austin Conti
Company: Sweet Spot Parking
Sweet Spot Parking is striving to enter into the privatization of parking meters for local towns while providing superior metering technology that will lower overall expenses to towns and create a more streamline system of parking for drivers.

Name: Damian Gray
Company: Insite Motion Media; Insitemotionmedia.com
Creator and provider of web site video content and marketing technology.

Name: Enrico Palmerino and Dinesh Wadhwani
Company: ThinkLite; www.rethinkrelite.com
ThinkLite LLC is a Massachusetts-based efficiency firm that provides energy efficient lighting solutions to businesses and households at no upfront costs. ThinkLite uses advanced technologies to measure energy consumed by lighting and provides turnkey solutions which include energy audits, lighting analysis, product provision, installation, warranties, recycling, and guaranteed energy savings that reduce monthly lighting costs by up to 80%. In exchange for their services, ThinkLite receives a percentage of the guaranteed monthly savings realized by the customer.

Name: Greg Schwartz
Company: Ball and Buck; www.ballandbuck.com
Ball and Buck is the first sustainable lifestyle brand to incorporate socially and environmentally responsible practices to create affordable and one-of-a-kind products that enable consumers to use their personalized style to help the world around us.

Name: Colin Winter
Company: ShuffleChat; http://shufflechat.com
ShuffleChat is a video chatting website that focuses on creating quality engagements between its users.

Undergraduate Alumni

Name: Mark Bollman ’10 and Candace Sombrero ‘10
Company: Social Butterfly Group; www.socialbutterflygroup.com
Social Butterfly is an enterprise level web application that enables companies to schedule social media campaigns across platforms and see detailed analytics to measure their impact on company exposure and sales.

Name: Alexander Debelov ‘10
Company: Crelligence Media; www.viralskool.com
As featured in New York Times, Entrepreneur and ABC, Viralskool allows companies to host video contests, where the winner is determined based on how viral their video gets on the internet.

Name: Chris Jacobs ‘10
Company: Honest Discounts
Honest Discounts provides businesses, charities, professional sports teams and people with a platform to distribute custom discount prescription drug cards at no charge that allow people to save 10-65% on medications at over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide. There are millions of Americans who can't afford the medications they need, and we believe that by partnering with the right organizations we can save people money while donating to a good cause.

Graduate Students

Name: Seth Burstein
Company: Trade Show Internet; www.tradeshowinternet.com
Trade Show Internet, via their plug-and-play, internet-in-a-box solution, is dispelling the myth that internet connectivity at trade shows and corporate events is only available through overpriced, "exclusive", in-house vendors.

Name: Joshua Leffler
Company: BrandXO; www.BrandXOGroup.com
BrandXO leverages existing social media applications and proprietary analytics to help executives develop their personal brand.

Name: Joanna Meiseles
Company: Zip Cuts (working title); www.zipcuts.com
For busy professionals who seek convenient and low cost hair care services, Zip Cuts will provide mobile haircuts from branded trucks that will travel to office parks and business centers where lots of people work.

Graduate Alumni

Name: Farnaz Bakhtari M’10 and Nirav Shah M‘11
Company: TrainingPal
TrainingPal is a SaaS-based online platform that enables personal trainers to offer their services over the internet and manage the performance of their clients.

Name: Shabnam Emamian M’10
Company: HappeningMap; www.happeningmap.com
HappeningMap.com is an early-stage community-based venture that promotes the growth of local economies by helping connect community members and local businesses in innovative and mutually advantageous ways.

Name: Sara Gragnolati M’10 and Zachary DeAngelo
Company: Evolve Foods
Evolve Foods is a nutrition-based, gluten-free food brand that uses ancient grains to make healthy, convenient products.

Name: Ben Saur M’10
Company: RecipeKey; http://www.RecipeKey.com
Recipe Key is an innovative recipe search website that allows users to search for recipes based on ingredients they already have in their kitchens.

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit www.babson.edu.

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