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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

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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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Wireless Freedom in Underserved Communities Nationwide

Written by Featured Organization on 31 July 2009.

Comments Highlight the Need for Digital Literacy Programs in Low-Income Communities and Suggest Ways to Diminish the Digital Divide: The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) today expounded upon their commentary to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) for the development of a National Broadband Plan. ADE's comments further discussed the need for broadband Internet adoption in underserved urban areas and the digital divide that would stem from increased regulation on wireless service providers. Below are excerpts from ADE's statement:

"...we are encouraged by recent data from the Pew Center that shows that even among lower-income Americans broadband adoption has continued to grow despite the current recession. However, we also note that lower income Americans were far more likely than the more affluent to cut back or eliminate broadband because of economic pressure."


"...policymakers must remain vigilant against forces, including misguided legislation and regulation, that may unintentionally make broadband less affordable and force the last to join the broadband generation to become the first that are forced to drop off."

"...we are concerned about legislative proposals that purport to help consumers by limiting the business practices of wireless service providers, but could very well result in the elimination of carriers' handset subsidies that bring advanced mobile technology within the budget of the less affluent. Legislation or regulation that could potentially raise prices by hundreds of dollars for broadband-capable wireless phones that are now subsidized would make it difficult for lower income Americans to purchase the most capable wireless devices ... it [FCC] might consider requiring 'a broadband impact' statement for proposed legislation and regulation related to telecommunications policy and business strategies."

"Significant numbers of Americans say they do not see the value of broadband and have no interest in subscribing to high-speed Internet. For this group, we have long urged digital literacy and IT skill programs to promote adoption ... Increasing the availability of life-enhancing services such as telemedicine and distance learning as well as the expansion of telework options also increase the value of broadband and spur adoption."

"We have long believed that this divide was partly the result of income disparity and digital literacy issues that could be addressed by the measures addressed previously ... In light of the latest data, however, we are stepping up our own efforts to better understand the nature of the challenge and working through our community-based contacts to determine whether we can identify new developments or specific barriers that must be addressed in a targeted way as part of the national broadband strategy."

About The Alliance for Digital Equality
Founded in 2007, The Alliance for Digital Equality is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities. The Alliance also serves as a bridge between policymakers and minority individuals in order to help the public understand how legislative and regulatory policies regarding new technologies can impact and empower their daily lives. For more information on The Alliance for Digital Equality, please visit http://www.alliancefordigitalequality.org .

SOURCE Alliance for Digital Equality

 

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