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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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Entrepreneurs Beating the Odds

Written by University of Virginia's Darden School of Business on 25 March 2010.

A number of areas within the Commonwealth have experienced firm closures, job losses and the resulting social dislocations. The public knows, broadly, about these trends. Less recognized is the reality that within these communities, a cadre of entrepreneurs has built stable, even thriving firms often overlooked by outsiders who can’t see past the general sluggishness of the communities these firms call home. That’s about to change.

The Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards Competition is designed to bring attention, recognition and support to entrepreneurial firms that have shown sustained economic vitality, high employment and which provide some measure of uplift to their own communities, while operating in the Commonwealth’s most economically challenged areas.

“We’re going to be focused on what actually leads to sustainable economic and social change,” said Gregory B. Fairchild, Executive Director of the Tayloe Murphy Center since July 2009, and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Under Fairchild’s leadership, the Tayloe Murphy Center plans to help reshape challenged communities within the Commonwealth into success stories. Fairchild, who teaches entrepreneurial thinking and business ethics at Darden, believes communities can be and should be grown with local, indigenous talent.

To that end and with Fairchild’s guidance, Tayloe Murphy Center staff will reach out to select communities within the Commonwealth, communities defined by slow growth and marked by economic hardship, but which, with Tayloe Murphy Center support – education, leadership, alliances and resources – will be encouraged to reach towards reinvention.

Because Fairchild’s interest is in building futures, he and his staff will be working with community leaders across Virginia to unearth and develop the local talent who will be able to facilitate change. In addition, the Tayloe Murphy Center will initiate research studies that focus on issues of community development within the Commonwealth.

While these initiatives will take time to blossom, the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards Competition represents the Center’s most immediate contribution to Virginia’s economic development.

The Resilience Award winner will receive a week-long scholarship to one of Darden’s Executive Education programs and, with staff assistance, will select the program offering that most suits the current growth needs of the winner’s firm. The winning firm’s best practices will also serve as a model that will help others follow in its footsteps.

The Award ceremony will be held in the Dome Room of the University of Virginia’s historic Rotunda on September 1, 2010. The contest opens April 1 and all applications must be submitted by June 30, 2010.

Competition applications will be available at resilienceaward.info on April 1, 2010.

The Tayloe Murphy Center was conceived in 1962 with an anonymous million dollar gift to the University of Virginia in honor of Mr. W. Tayloe Murphy Sr., State Treasurer for Virginia from 1942 – 1947, and a long-standing member of Virginia’s House of Delegates. The Center’s mission, broadly, is to foster economic growth within the Commonwealth of Virginia, as its namesake did.

Founded in 1955, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business improves society by developing principled leaders in the world of practical affairs.

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