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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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25 Ways to Cut Your Personal Expenses

Written by Jamar BatesSpecial to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice on 08 July 2013.

Jamar Bates is a Financial Advisor with MassMutual Financial Group in Atlanta, he offers Comprehensive Financial Planning and advisory services for individuals and business owners regarding retirement planning, investments and insurance.
Use the public library to check out movies or books for free.
  • Consider dropping your land line phone at home. Your cell phone may be all you need and some come with free long-distance services.
  • Send free e-cards and save on postage.
  • Stop buying clothes that are “dry clean only.” Learn to iron.
  • Don’t renew subscriptions to publications you don’t have time to read.
  • Only use ATMs where you won’t be charged service fees.
  • Wait a little longer between manicures (or try doing one yourself!).
  • Pay cash when possible—psychologically it’s harder to spend cash than using credit cards, and you’ll save on interest charges.
  • Check your credit history. Go to FreeCreditReport.com and make sure everything is accurate. Good credit may mean lower interest charges.
  • Get multiple quotes on insurance. It pays to shop around.
  • Raise the deductible on your homeowner’s and car insurance policies.
  • Pay attention to the expense ratios on mutual funds you buy.
  • Go to matinee movies instead of movies at night.
  • Cook in bulk and freeze.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat for your home.
  • Only do full loads of laundry and fill the dishwasher before running it.
  • Bring your lunch to work or scout out the inexpensive places to buy lunch.
  • Have cocktails at home and then go out; have dessert at home.
  • Be a smart grocery shopper—cut coupons, shop at discount stores, and stock up on sale items. Check out Costco or Sam’s Club.
  • Fill prescriptions with the generic form of the drug.
  • Keep up maintenance on cars. It may prevent costly future problems.
  • Get annual physicals to prevent costly future problems.
  • Wash your car at home and skip the car wash.
  • If you see something in a catalog that you want to buy, wait a week before ordering to see if you still really want it.
  • Pay bills online. Save postage.

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