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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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Rethinking Integration at the University

Written by Dalhousie University on 26 March 2009.

For some in the university community, it may not be the easiest book to read but Anthony Stewart’s You Must Be A Basketball Player will force its readers to think about a series of often-challenging topics from white privilege, to race and integration – topics that are ever-more pressing.

Dr. Stewart, an Associate Professor of English at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has penned a pointed critique of the university system and the challenges evident in integration at post secondary institutions. He wants the book to make a productive contribution to the way people think about issues related to diversity hiring in universities and issues of diversity more broadly. “The students we teach will be in positions to hire other people at some point in their lives,” he says. “My hope is that those students will gain some practice in dealing with these issues constructively and see diversity hiring not just as noblesse oblige on their parts, but as the more general benefit and ethical practice that I know it to be.”

Dr. Stewart suggests that his book is the result of his thinking about and observing the way “the academy” continues to look, in spite of 20 years’ worth of equity polices. He also notes that seeing a black President of the United States invites us to rethink many of the ideas we've held about who holds positions of power, authority, and influence in society.

“My argument is that we as a profession and as a professional class within Canadian society should bring the same creativity, intelligence, and honest consideration to this important issue that we do with the other aspects of our careers,” he adds. “I am an optimistic person, and believe that the situation can improve and that everyone in the university, and in society more widely, will benefit from such improvements. But I'm not kidding myself into thinking that such change will be easy or without its opponents.”

Dr. Stewart is quick to point out that book is not an attempt to lay blame, but it is a challenge to the university system to “walk the walk” instead of merely continuing to “talk the talk”. “These are not problems that will fix themselves by our pretending they don't exist,” he says. “My hope is that my book will give people a vocabulary with which to think about these issues in ways that won't necessarily alleviate people’s discomfort about these issues, but so that people will be able to be more honest about what the university does to maintain its present composition, and how that might change.”

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