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Video: Maxine Waters Says It's Crucial for Black Communities to Vote in Midterm Elections

"We need to change the direction of this country," Waters said when accepting an award from The National Newspaper Publishers Association.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) with a National Leadership Award during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 48th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday night.

Waters urged the association of more than 200 Black-owned community newspapers from around the U.S. to encourage Black people to get out and vote in the midterm elections.

Learn how you can help get others to vote:

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UPDATE: Arrest Warrant Finally Issued for White Man Who Threatened FAMU Students

The viral video should have been all the evidence needed.

UPDATE: Sept. 17, 2018

Almost a week after a white man pulled a gun on Black college students, which was clearly detailed in a viral video, a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

"After reviewing all of the evidence and consulting with the State Attorney's Office, a warrant was obtained for Donald Crandall, Jr.," the Tallahassee Police Department said in a statement.

The warrant, issued on Friday, is for violation of a state law against improper exhibition of a firearm.

As of Monday, Crandall was still not in custody.

On Sept. 8, the 49-year-old attempted to prevent the four Florida A&M University (FAMU) students from entering an elevator in the Stadium Centre apartment complex. The complex's management said Crandall is not a resident of the building.

"Once we found out he had the gun, it turned into a whole different situation," FAMU student Isaiah Butterfield told ABC News. "We really think he was trying to provoke us to the point where it got violent so he could retaliate with the gun.

"I knew that if this dude even feels threatened, he's going to find any excuse to pull the trigger."

ORIGINAL STORY

A video posted on Twitter, which has gone viral with more than 300,000 views, shows an encounter between four Black college students, and a white man who pulls his gun on them when they were just trying to visit a friend's apartment.

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Cox Communications | What's New in September On Demand

Enjoy all the latest movies like, Hereditary, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ocean's 8, Solo: A Star Wars Story & Uncle Drew, straight from your living room with movies On Demand!

Originally Published on Cox Communications' YouTube Channel.

Enjoy all the latest movies like, Hereditary, Jurrassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ocean's 8, Solo: A Star Wars Story & Uncle Drew, straight from your living room with movies On Demand!

Comcast NBCUniversal Platform Honoring Civil Rights Champions Reaches Milestone

Dedicated to the sacrifice, service, and vision of America's civil rights champions, Voices chronicles stirring firsthand accounts from the front lines of America's struggle for racial equity.

Originally Published by Comcast NBCUniversal.

Five years ago, Comcast NBCUniversal launched 'Voices of the Civil Rights Movement' to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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Cox: Retailers And Brands Measure Customer Engagement All Wrong

The problem isn't engagement itself, or even that marketing teams have sold their organizations on likes that didn't lead to sales – the problem is with how retailers and brands measure engagement.

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

By Nikki Baird

I came across a statistic a couple of weeks ago that intrigued me. According to a Journal of Marketing study, brands that invest in both social media and TV advertising sees a sales increase of 1% over a brand that invests in TV alone. And, the study notes, "A neutral or even negative social media post with high engagement will impact sales more than a positive post that draws no likes, comments, or shares. This is true even among customers who say their purchase decisions are not swayed by what they read on social media."

In other words, customers who are more engaged are more likely to spend. And engagement is so contagious, that consumers only have to see that others are getting engaged to actually be swayed, whether they realize it or not.

That says a lot about the power of engagement.

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Cox Business Acquires RapidScale

Strategic acquisition strengthens Cox Business' managed services and connected cloud offerings.

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

Cox Business, the commercial division of Cox Communications, announced its acquisition of RapidScale, a leading managed and hybrid managed cloud services provider that delivers secure and reliable cloud solutions to businesses of all sizes.

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Cox Communications Names Perley McBride as Chief Financial Officer

Perley Mc Bride has more than 20 years of experience in financial roles in the communications industry, including a decade at Frontier.

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

Cox Communications announced that Perley McBride will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, McBride was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Frontier Communications.

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