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Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

by Peter Grear

As we draw nearer to D-day, November 4, 2014, the political parties, candidates and pressure groups are identifying their issues, slates and strategies to win.  My title to this week’s commentary makes a gross understatement, judges matter. 

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Combining Math and Music Leaders in Disparate Fields Explain What Unites Them

Combining Math and Music Leaders in Disparate Fields Explain What Unites Them

American Academy in Rome

Anthony Cheung’s formal mathematical training essentially ended with high-school calculus. But as a musician and composer, he has explored mathematical phenomena in new ways.

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Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

By Peter Grear

By most polls the North Carolina race for the United States Senate is a dead heat.  That being the case, victory in November will go to the political party that executes the best voter mobilization plan.  

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Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Singer and actress Jill Scott

Singer and actress Jill Scott is on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Essence magazine Jill Scott shows offer her new hourglass shape in a beautiful black form-fitted dress. 

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High-Risk Sexual Activity Among Black Teens Drops Dramatically

Written by Imani Evans, The Dallas Examiner on Monday, 06 August 2012 17:26.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new findings that show a “dramatic decline” in risky sexual behavior among Black youth since 1991. The data, which cover 1991 to 2011, was presented by Laura Kann, Ph.D., and Kevin Fenton, M.D. at the recently concluded 2012 International AIDS Conference here.

Tracking the Killer’s Dark Mind

Written by William Covington, Our Weekly on Monday, 06 August 2012 17:25.

(NNPA) Not all mass murderers have the same racial makeup. In the aftermath of multiple murders like the one that occurred in Aurora, Colo., last weekend, the immediate reaction is to scrutinize the background of the culprit for underlying reasons behind the aberrant behavior.

Blacks, Latinos Strongest Supporters of Financial Reform

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 06 August 2012 17:24.

Blacks and Latinos support financial reform more than any other group, according to a new poll released by Lake Research Partners. When consumers were asked if Wall Street caused the financial crisis, eight out of 10 African-Americans agreed. Sixty-five percent of Latinos agreed, compared to an overall rate of 64 percent. The telephone poll, conducted in July by Lake Research Partners, was jointly commissioned by the Center for Responsible Living (CRL), AARP, and Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) and the National Council of La Raza.

African American Pastor in Maryland Responds to Anti-Equality Political Positioning by Area Ministers

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 06 August 2012 17:23.

BALTIMORE, MD -- In response to a press conference earlier today at the National Press Conference, Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton -- senior pastor of The Open Church in Baltimore -- is available for comment.

Chick-Fil-A Grilled Over Biblical Values

Written by Laura Murphy on Monday, 06 August 2012 17:20.

On Aug. 3, gay activists plan to occupy the tables and booths at their local Chick-fil-A restaurants and stage a "kiss in" to protest the company's support for traditional marriage. Organizers announced the event earlier this week in retaliation for comments made by Chick-fil-A's President Dan Cathy in an interview with The Baptist Press, expressing his personal support for biblically-based marriage and family values.

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