Monday, June 26, 2017
Blog Page 844
by BVX Staff Last week, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. made the controversial claim that black Africans were as much to blame for slavery as white Europeans and Americans. According to Gates, the implication of Africans makes the messy issue of...
The Rev. Al Sharpton is ready to take to the streets of Arizona to protest the state's controversial immigration bill. "We will bring Freedom Walkers to Arizona just like Freedom Riders went to the deep south 50 years ago," Sharpton...
With the traffic jam in Congress that includes a potential Supreme Court appointment, climate change and energy legislation and preparing for upcoming elections, immigration reform doesn't appear to be high on the list of priorities. While President Barack Obama still...
BET.com and the National Cathedral are live streaming the funeral services of Dr. Dorothy I. Height at 10 a.m. EST.  President Obama will be delivering the eulogy, Bebe Winans and a host of luminaries will be participating and/or in...

School House Not

Plastered about what seems like nearly every Metro bus in Washington, D.C. is a full blown school choice ad campaign sponsored by that venerable institution of conservative thought dogma known as the Heritage Foundation.  These are attractive, feel good...
When Dr. Dorothy Height is laid to rest Thursday, President Barack Obama will give the eulogy, sharing the legacy of the civil rights leader that spanned over six decades. Height, 98, died last Tuesday. She was president of the National...
I opened my email account this weekend to find a Facebook invitation to join the group "Kevin Powell for Congress." It was one of those moments where I literally leaned back from my laptop shaking my head in surprise....

Reset Regionalism

In his just-hit-the-shelves tome called "The Great Reset," Richard Florida argues that we’re not so much in a Recession or a Depression. We’re experiencing what he terms as massive “Resets” – the ultimate end of those Gatsby-like fits and...
By Paul Shepard Maybe, just maybe, Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele isn't quite the complete political buffoon he has appeared to be during his years running the national GOP strategy. Maybe in between making embarrassing statements, feuding publicly with Rush Limbaugh, clumsily trying to use...
One Economy Corporation, a global nonprofit that leverages the power of technology to improve the lives of low-income people, and the Broadband Opportunity Coalition (BBOC) will be implementing $51.5 million in broadband initiatives through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s...