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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

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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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Andrea Harris, President Of The North Carolina Institute Of Minority Economic Development, to Receive The U.S Department Of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency Abe Venable Award

Written by Featured Organization on 03 December 2012.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) announced that it will honor Andrea Harris, President of the NC Institute of Minority Economic Development with the Abe Venable Award for Lifetime Achievement. Appointed by President Nixon, Abe Venable was the first person to head the Office of Minority Business Enterprise. This national award is given to an individual who has played an integral role in the creative, technical or professional progress of the minority business community over the course of his or her life. Harris will receive the award at the annual MED Week Awards Luncheon on December 6th in Washington DC during the two-day national MED Week conference.

For 25 years, Andrea Harris has served at the helm of the Institute, a statewide economic development nonprofit organization. The Institute aims to reduce the disparities that persist for minority and women owned businesses in procurement opportunities, access to capital, and strategic management capacity.

Harris recognized at the onset that sustained impact requires more than the implementation of effective programs at the Institute. It requires strategic collaboration. This vision became her resounding mantra. She is the driving force behind the development of a comprehensive, statewide minority and women business development ecosystem unlike any in the nation. This ecosystem is comprised of governmental agencies, policymakers, corporations, service providers, financial institutions, and universities – all working in partnership towards a common goal of promoting true equity in the advancement of small business development.
Event DetailsWhat: 2012 MED Week Awards LuncheonDate: Thursday, December 6, 2012Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DCTo register: Visit www.medweek.gov
For more information, please contact: Farad Ali: faradali@ncimed.com  919.956.8889  •

This year marks the 30th annual MED Week, the largest federally sponsored event dedicated to enhancing the development of minority-owned businesses in the United States.

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is an agency within the US Department of Commerce that promotes the growth, development and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses through a network of Business Centers. In addition to its programs and business centers, MBDA fulfills these goals through its signature event, Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, the largest federally sponsored event focused on minority enterprise development in the United States.

The milestone 30th anniversary of MED Week is scheduled for December 5 – 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of minority-owned firms attend this event each year, seeking unparalleled opportunities to grow their businesses domestically and internationally. The 2012 theme “Job Creation in America: Build it Here – Sell it Everywhere” echoes the current goal for growth in the evolving American economy, with an emphasis on the global marketplace, which is statistically a strength for minority-owned businesses.

MED Week is focused on maximizing connections between minority-owned firms and public and private sector buyers by developing partnerships among firms across multiple industry sectors. Scheduled MED Week events include business-to-business matchmaking sessions, educational workshops, global networking opportunities, and the popular MED Week Awards Program.

Business-to-business matchmaking sessions pair corporate procurement officials and capital providers with minority-owned firms. This proven tactic helps to form new business partnerships between the two groups. Workshop topics focus on access to resources, including capital, contracts, markets, and emerging industries, in order to help minority-owned businesses pursue larger projects and partnerships.
Minority-owned firms are nearly twice as likely to participate in exporting and other international business, and MED Week helps to facilitate and grow new opportunities in this sector. International networking events include activities with embassy officials and global business-to-business receptions are scheduled at several international embassies of several countries with rapidly growing markets.
In addition to its business opportunities, MED Week is also known for addresses by prominent names in commerce and government officials. Last year speakers included Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and MBDA National Director David A. Hinson.
Finally, the MED Week Awards Program honors top minority-owned firms, entrepreneurs and advocates from across the country. Top awards include the Access to Capital Award, Minority Export Firm of the Year, Minority Manufacturer of the Year, Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award.

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