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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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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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Success is Not By Accident

Written by Farrah Gray on 08 April 2010.

Global SuccessIn the context of tremendous change in the economy and labor market, many people are deciding that selfemployment is the right choice for them. People work for themselves when there are too few jobs, or not the right kinds of jobs. They work for theselves because they want to have more control over their working hours or their working conditions. People become self-employed when employer discrimination stifles their potential.

In short, people work for themselves when they want and need what self-employment can offer that other employment cannot. Being self-employed is a way of life radically different from anything you’ve ever done before. To be successful at it you will have to make a real turn-about in how you both think and act. It’s time to rediscover latent skills and reactive old interests!

Self-employment is a career alternative for people who are mentally and physically strong, who can effectively implement the same skills and talents on a job to become a budding pink slip millionaire. Each moment can change the rest of your life and the course of your direction. If you are not intentional with your actions, you will plan to fail. Successful people operate from the beat of their own drum, but they are intentional. Successful people don’t become successful by accident—it’s sheer, practical application.

You have to do at least one thing toward your goal every single day. You have to dedicate yourself every day to doing what you love. Don’t just talk about it. Talk is cheap. You may have no concept where you want to be other than theory, and that’s okay. You are guaranteed to get closer to your dreams if you just walk forward and begin to question. Let’s return to this concept of “work” once more. “Work” is doing what’s necessary to get to where you want to be. Doing what’s necessary and what needs to be done. Work hard so you can play hard. When you keep trying to do something and it just doesn’t fit—problem after problem—then you’re doing something wrong. You can’t do anything unless you put “work” into it, but working in the wrong direction will always leave you unsatisfied and unfulfilled. You are likely to be broke financially and spiritually when you’ve traveled thousands of miles in the wrong direction.

Be sensitive to recognizing the resistance when things are not falling into place over and over again. They are the signaling you to go back to the drawing board and ask yourself, what am I doing? Some people try to fit a round peg into a square hole. When you are walking the true path, things come together and you notice a difference.

You will still have classic bad days (I like to say those are the days you get paid for!), but they don’t hold you back in the long run. Those days may feel like stumbling blocks in your drive, but you’re still headed in the right direction. Albert Einstein once said that “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attraction.” I believe he’s right. That phrase encapsulates so much of how I live each day. Remember, when you think positively about your future, leaving the past behind, you can attract it toward you. It’s about your imagination and no one else’s. I challenge you to take what I’ve already given you thus far and start to imagine your future.

Imagine your own coming attraction, and I bet a few planning ideas will gradually arise. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” -

Anonymous Success-oriented people give only after great struggle and painful deliberation. And when they decide to depart from the path they are traveling, they throw nothing away. Rather, they gather up all they have learned from the experience and build it into the next set of future plans.

Farrah Gray is the author of The Truth Shal Make You Rich: The New Road Map to Radical Prosperity, Get Real, Get Rich: Conquer the 7 Lies Blocking You from Success and the international best-seller Reallionaire: Nine Steps to Becoming Rich from the Inside Out. He is chairman of the Farrah Gray Foundation. Dr. Gray can be reached via email at fg@drfarrahgray.com or his website at http://www.drfarrahgray.com/. •

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