Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Blog Page 410
Top Cop Becomes Top Candidate. Former Orlando Chief of Police Val Demings, 55, is running for a Congressional seat in Florida's 10th congressional district.  The Democrat will face Republican incumbent freshman Rep. Dan Webster in a state with sizable GOP...
Just after midnight on Friday, July 20th James Holmes strode to the front of a crowded multiplex theatre in Aurora, Colorado. As patrons sat pensively in a dark theater anxiously awaiting the beginning of the film, Holmes opened fire on the crowd killing 12 and wounding 58. Six days after this senseless tragedy...
“Wireless technology and the ability to access the mobile Internet from my Smartphone changed the course of my life.” By Chance Craig, undergraduate student at Brown University It’s not unusual for a 20 year old to love his smartphone. However, I...

Loren Thompson

Name: Loren Thompson Title/Occupation: COO / CEO Organization: Lexington Institute / Source Associates What Makes The Person A Game Changer: Dr. Loren B. Thompson is the chief operating officer of the non-profit Lexington Institute,  and he is also chief executive officer of...
This is the first of a two part tribute to Dr. Sally Ride, Sherman Hemsley, and Lupe Ontiveros. See part two here. After expressing my most sincere condolences to all those grieving, and deepest respect for the memory of Alex Okrent and...
On Saturday, the last day of the National Urban League Conference in New Orleans, what some have called the "civil rights issue of our era" was explored in a plenary session moderated by Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University. Some of...
By James Wright of the Washington Informer  A bill that would ban abortions in the District after 20 weeks has residents and leaders steaming as the U.S. Congress has again taken it upon itself to impose its will upon city...
The “Top Ten” The Top Highlights, Issues, Themes, Sayings and Sightings of the Day - July 28, 2012 1. Women’s Power Luncheon At one of the most anticipated luncheons of the conference, the National Urban League honored 11 extraordinary women who all...
When the CEO of Amazon puts down a cool $2 million to support gay marriage, his advocacy is championed. When the founder of Chick-Fil-A does the same in support of traditional marriage, his advocacy is seen as hateful. Is...
Emerging media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have taken to another level our ability to comment on and impact political and policy decisions. Politicians and policymakers have recognized this as evidenced by their willingness to join social media...