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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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Experts Available to Share Job Seeking Tips for New and Recent Graduates

Written by University of Texas at Austin on 21 April 2010.

link between education and a careerFaculty and staff experts at The University of Texas at Austin are available to share their insight on job-seeking strategies for new graduates, the role of social media in job seeking, trends in campus recruiting, the link between education and a career, how to be indispensable at work and how new graduates should negotiate their first salary.

The U.S. has lost eight million jobs since the recession began in December 2007. Unemployment seems to be holding steady. Some forecasters believe the job outlook will improve. In the coming weeks, thousands of students will graduate from college and try to enter the workforce. Faculty and staff experts at The University of Texas at Austin are available to share their insight on job-seeking strategies for new graduates, the role of social media in job seeking, trends in campus recruiting, the link between education and a career, how to be indispensable at work and how new graduates should negotiate their first salary.

Matt Berndt, director of career services, College of Communication

As the director of Communication Career Services for The University of Texas at Austin, Berndt provides career development and job search assistance to students and alumni. He can discuss the role of social media in job seeking, trends he sees in campus recruiting and how recent college students can translate internship experience into a full-time job after graduation. He is a 2010-11 member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers Board of Directors.

Katharine Brooks, director, Career Services, College of Liberal Arts

Brooks is the author of “You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path From Chaos to Career,” which uses positive psychology, chaos theory and visual mapping to help students and alumni connect their education and career. She teaches career courses at The University of Texas at Austin and consults with community colleges and universities on career-related issues. Brooks has trained hundreds of career counselors nationwide on career coaching techniques through the National Association of Colleges and Employers. She is an expert on careers for liberal arts students and alumni and the transition from one career field to another.

John Daly, professor, Department of Communication Studies, McCombs School of Business

Daly is an interpersonal communications expert who researches practical ways people can improve their communication skills. He has examined topics such as shyness, personality difference in communication, communication difficulties people experience in their professional relationships and ways people advocate for their ideas. He has written about topics, including being indispensable at work, advocacy, customer service, communication, teamwork, sales management and leadership.

Gene Kincaid, senior lecturer, Department of Advertising & Public Relations

Kincaid is the author of the book "Killing the Cover Letter," which gives job seekers in the advertising and public relations industry resume tips, strategies for extending their network, methods for securing that first interview and advice on how to discuss salary. Kincaid has taught advertising at The University of Texas at Austin for more than 18 years and spent 20 years in the advertising and interactive industries.

Michael Powell, director of the Engineering Career Assistance Center

As the director of the Engineering Career Assistance Center for The University of Texas at Austin, Powell helps prepare engineering students for their careers and also interacts with engineering employers and those interested in recruiting engineering students. He provides perspective on job search strategies to students and alumni. He can discuss career issues, college recruiting, the job market and hiring trends.

For more subject matter experts, visit The University of Texas at Austin Experts Guide at: http://www.utexas.edu/opa/experts/.

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