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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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Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

WHEN THE HUMOR IS GONE

James Bean has shown insight and understanding of the darkest moments of many people’s lives as well as ideas on how one could begin to create a life worth living even out of the depths of despair.” -– Rhonda Duncombe, LMFT, LADC

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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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Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Written by State Point

Stress is not only unpleasant; it can be overwhelming, ultimately preventing you from solving the problems that caused the stress in the first place. But getting focused can help you feel happier and be more successful professionally, financially and in your relationships, say experts.

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Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Written by Peter Grear

For black voters, Benjamin Jealous expressed what I believe to be the critical message for black voters when he said that the best way to overcome massive voter suppression is through a massive wave of voter registration.  Thankfully, the NAACP is putting this theory into action through the Youth Organizing…

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Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Written by Freddie Allen

Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country.

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Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I’ve been doing commentaries on our Campaign to Defeat Voter Suppression since November, 2013.  Because the right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, I’ve tried to promote a non-partisan theory of voter enfranchisement. 

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Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

By Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Frequently, in going forward it is imperative to examine your history.  In 1638 the Maryland Colony issued a public edict encouraging the separation of the races that became the public policy of America. 

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The FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website. No paper, no hasel, read on your laptop or mobile devices. 

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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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