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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

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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Outstanding Career Public Servants Wanted: American University Recognizes Excellence in Public Service

Written by American University on 03 June 2010.

American University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones AwardsAmerican University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones Awards for executive leadership and commitment to career development are still open. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, June 4, 2010.

Named after Roger W. Jones for his commitment to over 40 years of public service and dedication to the political and presidential administrations of four presidents, this award recognizes two exceptional public servants in the federal government whose work is marked by extraordinary effectiveness during his or her career, or in a single mission or achievement.

Award recipients, who are chosen by the Roger W. Jones Selection Committee, will be honored in the fall at a special awards ceremony led by American University’s President, Neil Kerwin. In appreciation for his/her outstanding service, each recipient will receive $2,500.

Criteria for Roger Jones Award recipients:
•Superior leadership and outstanding organizational achievement
•A strong commitment to effective continuity of govern-ment by promoting career development of future federal managers and executives

Nominations may be made by presidential and other administration appointees and self-nominations are not accepted. Nominees must be members of the Senior Executive Service (SES).

Members of the selection committee include Melissa J. Allen, former assistant secretary of administration for the Department of Transportation; Charles Bowsher, former comptroller general of the United States; Mortimer Downey, former deputy secretary for the Department of Transportation; Harold B. Finger, former associate administrator for management for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; David M. Walker, former comptroller general of the United States; Jacquelyn L. Williams-Bridgers, managing director of international affairs and trade for the Government Accountability Office; Frances Fragos Townsend (BA/SPA ’82), former assistant to President Bush for homeland security and counterterrorism and former chair of the Homeland Security Council; John Hill, CEO, Federal City Council; and James C. Miller III, former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Since 1978, American University's School of Public Affairs annually has honored two people who have demonstrated superior leadership in the federal government. Roger W. Jones, for whom the award is named after, represents the very best in public service. Ranked among the top schools of its kind, American University’s School of Public Affairs is a leader in executive education, offering three accredited graduate degrees: MPA, MPP, and executive MPA.

For more information about the award, please contact Jacqueline Corbett, AU School of Public Affairs, at 202-885-2937 or corbett@american.edu.

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