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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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Black is the New Green: Marketing to Affluent African Americans

Written by BLACK PRWIRE on 15 March 2010.

New Book Advises Brands on How to Tap into the Affluent African Americans $87 Billion in Spending Power

Black is the New Green, (www.blackisthenewgreenthebook.com), the exciting new book by Leonard E. Burnett Jr. and Andrea Hoffman (publication date 3/16/10) teaches readers how to best target the $87.3 billion buying power of the affluent African American community, a segment that can no longer be overlooked.

While blue chip brands including Gucci, Sony Electronics and Aston Martin have embraced this rich buying segment, other brands neglect to target this under-appreciated and overlooked demographic, leaving money on the table. Black is the New Green illustrates how to embrace this market, boost bottom line and accomplish this lucrative goal in an affordable, measurable way.

This is an exciting time for Luxury brands. With research to support that they can reach affluent African Americans on and offline, affordably and measurably, the book helps readers avoid missteps, mistakes and misperceptions so that marketing efforts can translate into sales, said Co-Author Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Diversity Affluence, a research, marketing communications and business development consultancy that helps executives market to affluent ethnic consumers.

Current economic challenges have led smart marketers to focus on new consumers with untapped spending power," said Co-Author Len Burnett, co-CEO and Group Publisher of Uptown Media Group and VIBE Lifestyle Network.” The affluent African American community has been a well kept secret for too long.

Black is the New Green, published by Palgrave Macmillan ($35.00; Hardcover; ISBN-10: 0-230-61684-4; ISBN-13: 978-0-230-61684-4) hits bookstores on March 16.

To book an interview with Len Burnett or Andrea Hoffman, please contact Karen Hertz at Karen@squeakywheelpromotions.com or 914.393.6971.

Leonard E. Burnett, Jr. is co-CEO and Group Publisher of Uptown Media Group and VIBE Lifestyle Network. UPTOWN Magazine is a bi-monthly publication focusing on the lifestyle and culture of affluent African Americans. Len is a pioneer in the urban media space, transforming marketer’s perceptions of the importance of reaching the underserved urban audience for twenty years.

Andrea Hoffman is founder and CEO of Diversity Affluence, a research, marketing communications and business development consultancy that helps brand managers, marketers, agencies, entrepreneurs and business development and media executives to understand and market to affluent ethnic consumers.

 

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