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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

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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

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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Civil Rights organization Helps Distribute Music Video Outlining Dangerous, Racially Discriminatory Police Practice

Written by Featured Organization on 23 July 2012.

New York, NY - Today hip hop artist Jasiri X in partnership with This Week in Blackness released a new song titled, "10 Frisk Commandments." The track and accompanying video address the New York Police Department's practice of engaging in illegal stops, searches and frisks that lead to unlawful arrests and other violations of civil liberties, primarily in communities of color. 

ColorOfChange, which last week launched a petition calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to end to New York City's discriminatory Stop and Frisk program, features Jasiri X's new video on the organization's blog and today began sharing it with its network of supporters on Facebook and Twitter.

"Jasiri's video makes plain the targeting by law enforcement and subsequent humiliation that too many Black and Latino New Yorkers, especially young men, face every day," said ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson. "Our members have already begun to sign our petition calling on Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly to end this unjust practice. Now we're partnering on distribution of this creative and provocative video that people can share with friends and family. 

We're proud to join Jasiri and This Week in Blackness in their efforts to spread the word about Stop and Frisk in a way that highlights and validates the experiences of too many in our communities." According to the campaign email that ColorOfChange sent to members last week,  NYPD officers made nearly 700,000 stops last year, 89% of which were of Black or Latino New Yorkers. Most of these people were stopped without any suspicion of wrongdoing.

"The NYPD's use of Stop and Frisk practices have created two New Yorks — one in which New Yorkers are treated differently on the basis of race, income, ethnicity, and where they live," Robinson said. "We are thankful to Jasiri X and This Week in Blackness for continuing to elevate this important issue." The video, which ends with a link to the ColorOfChange petition and a text message short code for people to get involved, can be viewed here: http://colorofchange.org/blog/2012/jul/18/listen-jasiri-x-new-track-surviving-stop-and-frisk/ With more than 800,000 members, ColorOfChange.org is the nation’s largest Black online civil rights organization.

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