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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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Saffo to Be Honored as Citizen of the Year

Written by Featured Organization on 15 May 2009.

Cape Fear Area Resource Centers will present its first annual “Citizen of the Year” award during its fundraising banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m., May 23rd at the Coastline Convention Center in downtown Wilmington.The CFARC board has selected Mayor Bill Saffo to be the 2009 honoree. The criteria used in making the selection included the traits of integrity, honesty with compassion, and respect. They also looked for quality work output and if the nominee is a positive representative of our area and has complied with all laws.  
    When making the announcement, the chair of the Cape Fear Area Resource Centers Board of Directors, Ben Griffin said, “Bill was selected as Citizen of the Year because he is a citizen who treats all people with compassion and respect and always represents Wilmington and the entire region in a very positive way.”


    An advocate for the Centers and former executive director, Dale Smith said Saffo was and ideal match, “I have worked closely with Bill for the last 5 years and have found him to be someone who does what he says he will do, is honest, and brings people together for the benefit of the community.”


    Organizers say that the night should be a fun evening and in addition to a short award ceremony. Attendees at the black tie affair will enjoy a speaker, a catered dinner, and music and dancing by Wilmington party band 360 Degrees.


    Tickets for this premiere occasion are $100 per person and proceeds will benefit the Northside Community Center campus project.
    Building the Northside Community Center is the next major step toward revitalizing the Northside neighborhood, a 40+ year old dream  of resident E.B. Davis. This one stop Center for service and training will strengthen lives, families, neighborhoods and city as a whole.


    In January 07, the city of Wilmington turned over to the organization several buildings and tracts of land that formerly served as the city’s operations center. Plans are continuing with site work and landscaping currently in production.
The mission is to build and operate a neighborhood based, one-stop campus with facilities to provide programs and services and access to services needed by the underserved population in Wilmington’s inner city. For more information about the event or the Center, call the Center office at 910 762-8505. •

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