Politic365

 
 


Headline

10:38am July 27, 2012

Twitter Server Overload Caused by #UrbanLeague

009_gallery

The Top Highlights, Issues, Themes, Sayings and Sightings of the Day – July 26, 201

1. Twitter Server Overload – During the conference’s official opening Thursday morning, the Urban League became one of Twitter’s trending topics. So many people were tweeting that Twitter’s server slowed down and completely stopped working.
2. Quote of the Day – “New Orleans is like a Polaroid picture: we develop from the negative.” Nolan Rollins Greater New Orleans Urban League President

As New Orleans moves closer to the seventh anniversary of its levees breaking, many speakers like Greater New Orleans’ Urban League President Nolan Rollins reflected on the resilience and perseverance of the “Who Dat” nation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

3. Saving Our Sons – At Thursday morning’s opening session, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave riveting, visual heart-wrenching remarks on the hundreds of murders that have taken place in New Orleans within the last seven months and mentioned the thousands of senseless murders that occurred throughout other predominately= Black cities across the nation. He reminded us all that eradicating violence in our communities should be a top priority.

4. “We must Occupy the Vote!” – Occupying the Vote is the 2012 National Urban League Conference’s overarching theme. During his annual State of the Urban League Address, NUL President Marc Morial got the crowd energized about fighting against “modern-day poll-taxes” such as the voter-ID legislations that were passed in a number of states who are intentionally attempting to disenfranchise millions of voters.

5. New Orleans Jazz Sound – The Big Easy is the birthplace of Jazz and with the National Urban League Conference taking place in New Orleans this year, it  would be incomplete without a jazz band making an appearance and filling the room – particularly the N.U.L. Experience Expo Hall – with that authentic ‘Nawlins’ sound.

6. Broadband is a Civil Rights Issue – At the “Job Creation and Education: Programmatic Efforts to Increase Broadband Adoption in African American Communities” workshop, panelists emphasized how broadband or internet adoption in minority communities can improve economic conditions and spur job growth.

7. Star-Studded Concert – Hundreds of people donned in either all-white or white linen packed into the New Orleans Arena to listen to music living legend Chaka Khan bring down the house and Hip-Hop legends Doug E. Fresh and Biz Markie take us back to the Golden Age of another African-American original music form.

8. Can The Weather Make Up Its Mind? – It’s sunny! …. It’s raining?! …. Wait, what is it?!

9. Urban League is admired for continually standing by its word – We came across a founding member of the Birmingham, AL Chapter of NUL Young Professionals, Marquelon Sigler, who said the following: “ … One thing I like about the Urban League, unlike some other organizations, the Urban League is about direct services. They come up with concrete, workable goals …”

10. Whitney Houston’s Rendition of Star Spangled Banner – In addition to the color guard, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, The National Urban League played Whitney Houston’s version of the Star Spangled Banner, which is often noted as the greatest rendition of the national anthem of all time.



About the Author

Politic365 Staff
The staff of Politic365.




 
 

 
deacon1

Innocent Man Who Was in Jail for 25 Years Sues New York for $25 Million

Another week, another story about someone who was in jail for decades who was innocent.  This time it’s Derrick Deacon of Brooklyn, New York.  Deacon was in jail for 25 years when, whoops,  someone finally figured out ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
scott-booker

What Partisan Gridlock? Sens. Cory Booker and Tim Scott Join on LEAP Act

In an era of partisan gridlock two senators from opposing parties have come together with legislation aimed at putting Americans back to work. It becomes more noteworthy that the two senators are the only African-Americans in t...
by Ray Baker
0

 
 
Georgians Go To The Polls During Early Voting Before General Election

Election 2014: Georgia 1+2+3 = Modern Voting Rights Movement #GA123

Last week I participated in #GA123 — one of the most cutting edge civic engagement events this election cycle. This “cross-platform” social media conference attracted over a hundred political leaders from the southeas...
by Kirk Clay
2

 

Advertisement
 
Voto Latino Power Summit 2014

Voto Latino celebrates 10 year anniversary with Power Summit in NYC

Voto Latino, a civic engagement organization that targets young Latinos, is celebrating its ten year anniversary. For the past two days in New York City, young Latinos have been attending the first of four Power Summits being h...
by Adriana Maestas
0

 
 
3guys

Rep. Thompson Drops Bill for Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney Gold Medal

Rep. Bennie Thompson filed legislation this week to award three murdered civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, the Congressional Gold Medal.  The fiftieth anniversary of their murders is in...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>