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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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Global United Fellowship Hosts Hugely Succesful Inaugural Conference

Global United Fellowship Hosts Hugely Succesful Inaugural Conference

Global United Fellowship

Nassau, Bahamas – Interdenominational unity and overwhelming love for God and God’s people saturated the Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina as Global United Fellowship 

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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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Watching What Your Kids Watch on TV

Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent on Monday, 25 June 2012 15:27.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When 6-year-old Simaya Hammonds ditched Dora the Explorer for tween-fare found on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, her mom, Tahneezia Hammonds wasn’t surprised. The precocious first grader enjoys “Shake It Up” on the Disney Channel and “Victorious,” a show about students at a performing arts high school on Nickelodeon, is one of her favorites. “A.N.T. Farm,” a show about a group of gifted middle schoolers (A.N.T. is an acronym for “Advanced Natural Talents) attending a local high school made it into her Disney rotation.

Unemployed Black Vets Face Tougher Jobs Battle

Written by Akeya Dickson, NNP Washington Correspondent on Monday, 25 June 2012 15:10.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When it comes to veterans and unemployment, there isn’t a jobs problem. There’s a hiring problem, said Jim Lorraine, executive director of the Augusta Warriors Project. “A lot of them have top secret clearances and backgrounds in communications and other industries, and they don’t even get a call back,” explained Lorraine, who served 22 years in the Air Force, and heads the Augusta, Ga.-based nonprofit.

ColorOfChange Applauds Johnson & Johnson’s Decision to Cut Ties with ALEC

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 June 2012 20:21.

Move Follows Civil Rights Group’s Ad Buy Targeting African Americans and Tying Company to ALEC - Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced this Tuesday that it would no longer fund the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The announcement comes a week after ColorOfChange launched radio ads targeting African Americans in Chicago, DC, New Brunswick, NJ, and Sanford, FL and exposing the connection between Johnson & Johnson and the policy group, which has pushed legislation that hurts black communities such as voter suppression bills and so-called Stand your Ground laws.

Directions in Women’s Giving 2012: Many Churches Overlook Women as Donors Despite Their Growing Control of Personal Wealth in the U.S.

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 June 2012 19:37.

While Christian women are far more generous than the average person, the report — “Directions in Women’s Giving 2012” — shows that many donors feel that church and ministry leaders neglect the role women play in charitable giving, instead addressing only husbands. The report was commissioned by Women Doing Well™, a Georgia-based national organization founded in 2010 to assist Christian women in stewardship.

Citizen Group Works to Sanction City Council

Written by Marcus Wright, Special from the Michigan Citizen on Monday, 18 June 2012 17:55.

DETROIT — A citizens group is calling for sanctions against the five City Council members who voted to authorize the Consent Agreement. The group also announced its support of Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon for her “courageous stand on behalf of the citizens of Detroit.”

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