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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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Civil Rights organization Helps Distribute Music Video Outlining Dangerous, Racially Discriminatory Police Practice

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 23 July 2012 15:33.

New York, NY - Today hip hop artist Jasiri X in partnership with This Week in Blackness released a new song titled, "10 Frisk Commandments." The track and accompanying video address the New York Police Department's practice of engaging in illegal stops, searches and frisks that lead to unlawful arrests and other violations of civil liberties, primarily in communities of color. 

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: 12 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Being Falsely Accused

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 July 2012 15:48.

Boulder, CO — Until you’re accused of a crime, you may be blissfully ignorant of the fact that  “innocent until proven guilty” is a myth. In reality, it’s the opposite. Michelle Gesse,  whose husband lived the nightmare of being falsely accused of a felony, explains  what all Americans need to know now about the criminal justice system. The scary part of this story is how easily it could happen to any one of us. Steven and Michelle Gesse thought that the small dinner party they hosted on the night of April 5, 2009, would be just that: an informal, pleasant gathering of neighbors over good food and good wine. Instead, it turned out to be the beginning of a nightmarish spiral into a confusing and frightening justice system that in practice, if not in theory, considers you to be guilty until proven innocent. 

Wells Fargo Announces Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice Regarding Mortgages

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 July 2012 15:46.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) announced today a definitive settlement agreement between Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that resolves the DOJ’s previously disclosed claims that some Wells Fargo mortgages may have had a disparate impact on some African-American and Hispanic borrowers. The DOJ claims are based on a statistical survey of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage loans between 2004 and 2009, and the claims primarily relate to mortgages priced and sold to consumers by independent mortgage brokers.

New guide addresses problems often faced by young African American men today

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 July 2012 15:44.

ORLANDO, Fla. / As a black man living in 21st century America, LaVar Akins has personally witnessed and experienced several of the issues his peer group faces regularly. In “I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” (ISBN 0615641822), Akins addresses these issues while providing solutions and provoking discussion and thought in readers through a powerful yet conversational tone.

Supreme Court Hands Obama a Huge Healthcare Win

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 09 July 2012 15:20.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With conservative Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. providing a surprise supporting vote, the United States Supreme Court gave President Barack Obama a major victory Thursday by upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act.

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