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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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Funding Your Internet Business

Written by Naz Daud on 07 April 2010.

Funding Internet Business, InvestmentsSome people will tell you that you need to invest thousands of pounds in a website. Others will tell you that you then have to spend hundreds of pounds on advertising. And of course there are products and a myriad of other things you need to think about as well.

So what is the magic figure? How much money should you put aside to start off your brand new internet business?

The answer really depends on a number of factors. For starters it depends on what kind of business you are setting up. If you have skills to sell – perhaps you want to make money from writing for example – then you don’t need to worry about investing in stock. You have the skills you need already to create the work once people order it.

It also depends on what you are capable of doing to reduce the costs involved with setting up your own business. For example if you know enough to set up your own website you won’t have to pay someone else to do it for you. It might take you a bit longer but you may see this as a price worth paying , in order to save some actual expenditure to someone else. In addition to this there are some small business services online which offer either a discounted website or a free one to get you started. Microsoft does this with its small business arm.

Time is an important factor in many cases. For example you may well be able to set up your own website on your own. But how long will it take you? If the answer is several months then you may be better off paying someone else if it will get you the website you need in a week or two instead. Just think of all the sales you could make in the time it takes you to complete the same job.

As you can see it isn’t as easy as you might think to figure out how much to invest in your internet business. For example you might want to indulge in some paid advertising such as Google Adwords to help you find new clients and customers. On the other hand you may be happy to use all manner of free advertising methods to help you spread the word about your new business. A lot depends on how fast you want to get results.

This is why many new internet businesses are started alongside a regular job. Not only does this mean there may be some cash available to help pave the way if necessary, it also means there is no time pressure to make money quickly. An internet business built up like this can grow gradually and thus develop into something really worthwhile in the long run.

So you see there is no magic sum of money that will get an internet business off to a flying start. Instead you need to work out what you want to achieve and when you want to get there.

 

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