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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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I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success

Written by Featured Organization on 23 July 2012.

ORLANDO, Fla. - As a black man living in 21st century America, LaVar Akins has personally witnessed and experienced several of the issues his peer group faces regularly. In “I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” (ISBN 0615641822), Akins addresses these issues while providing solutions and provoking discussion and thought in readers through a powerful yet conversational tone.

 

Much like a barbershop chat or light conversation over lunch among peers or in class, “I Make Twenty Next Month” examines the roles young African American men play not only in their personal lives but in society as a whole. Akins looks at where his fellow black man has been in society, as well as how the role has changed and how it will evolve in the future.

Recognizing the restrictions often placed on his peer group, Akins offers solutions and advice in “I Make Twenty Next Month.” He realizes that there are plenty of men, just like him, who want to pursue their dreams with respect and a positive outlook. He outlines a plan for his readers to help them in their journey to obtain their goals and dreams.

“Although black males of all ages will find the advice and problems discussed in my work appealing, mothers and fathers raising African American sons will also find helpful points within its pages,” says Akins. “I consider this a work for all as it has something for community members who have a vested interest in seeing young, black men succeed.”

With its conversational tone, helpful outlines and thoughtful analyses of the world today, Akins’ “I Make Twenty Next Month” will appeal to anyone looking forward to a better tomorrow, especially for a portion of society that often faces unfair judgment. As a young, successful black man himself, Akins hopes his words and tested advice can be of use to others looking to reach their dreams.

“I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author: LaVar Akins is a native of Orlando and a proud alumnus of Florida A&M University. The 33-year-old has over 15 years of experience working with children.

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