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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

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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

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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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Communities of Color March on Washington To Put America Back to Work

Written by Center for Community Change on 15 March 2010.

A broad coalition of local and national civil rights and economic justice organizations are organizing a massive mobilization to bring tens of thousands of people to Washington on Sunday, March 21 for a dramatic demonstration of support for inclusive economic polices and citizenship for all of America’s families.  The March for America is an opportunity for communities of color to show their power and demand answers to our most pressing issues— the need for jobs and the need to fix the broken immigration system that has created a second class citizenry among us, hurting families, wages and working conditions for everyone.

This historic march, that will take place on the National Mall, is reminiscent of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. The March for America will speak to a similar theme of racial harmony as Dr. King spoke about then.  NAACP President, Ben Jealous, is scheduled to speak along with several other prominent African American and Black immigrant leaders about the need to address the job crisis.

“Blacks and Latinos as well as other racial and ethnic minorities are facing unprecedented unemployment rates,” said Jealous. “The status quo solutions of Washington aren’t addressing the problem in a way that both meet the needs of our constituencies and also solves the nation’s economic crisis in a real way. We need a new paradigm that not only restores our unemployment rates to pre-economic crisis, but addresses the systemic long-standing unemployment disparities our country has faced for generations.”

Unemployment rates are in the double digits for both Latino and Black workers according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and job opportunities for everyone, everywhere are scarce.  And yet, there are real and perceived tensions between African American and immigrant communities, particularly around the issue of immigration and jobs.  This solidarity march aims to begin the process of bringing the two communities together at a time when unity is necessary to push for opportunity and real change in Washington on a multitude of critical issues. Students, unemployed workers, grassroots, civil and immigrant rights leaders will travel from as far away as California to participate in the March which starts at 1pm with an interfaith service, followed by the official program at 2pm.

“Times are tough, people are hurting and the country needs everyone’s contribution,” said Reverend Derrick Harkins of the 19th Street Baptist Church in Washington, DC. “We must come together as a community and as a nation. We need government intervention on a large scale and every hand to help lift America’s economy back to growth, stability and innovation.”

Germonique R. Ulmer, M.A.
Director of Media Relations
The Center for Community Change
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Washington, DC 20009
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