Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Blog Page 844
It’s becoming rather clear to the casual observer that a seriously competitive Mayoral race is shaping up in Washington, D.C. between incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) and City Council Chairman Vince Gray (D). Political artillery is aimed and ready, first shots already fired. Could this be one for the ages, an electoral death match for the books? Certainly, it’s something worth watching on a national scale as it will define city politics how 21st century municipalities are coping with social, economic and cultural transitions.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar became the 21st prime minister and first woman premier  of Trinidad and Tobago on Monday. Representing the five-party People's Partnership coalition, Persad-Bissessar beat out incumbent PM Patrick Manning, who conceded defeat five hours after the polls closed. The People's...
A bill in South Carolina similar to controversial new laws in Arizona would allow authorities to check the legal status of anyone stopped or arrested, according to recent reports. A state Senate subcommittee is considering the bill, although some say...
In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that black firefighters did not wait too long in suing the city of Chicago before filing a discrimination lawsuit, overturning a lower court's decision. The case surrounding a 1995 firefighter's entrance...
Congress could approve a bill this that would include appropriation $1.15 billion in settlement money to black farmers, concluding a discrimination lawsuit the farmers won in 1999. Lawmakers made headlines when they dismissed for recess without meeting a March 31...
It seems California lawmakers want no part of changes recently approved for Texas textbooks. The Texas Board of Education officially implemented revisions to social studies books on May 21 that the Washington Post described as "essentially expressions of panel members'...
The wealth gap between blacks and whites has quadrupled over a generation, according to a recent study by Brandeis University's Institute on Assets and Social Policy. Excluding home equity, white families now have a median net worth of $100,000, up...
Coach Inc., maker of luxury leather goods, thought a cease and desist order issued in December would be enough to force the city of Chicago to police vendors selling counterfeit products. It was not enough and now Coach Inc. is...
Cultural shifts and potential gentrification of Internet space is certain to create eruptions on the political landscape while, ultimately, shaping public policy. In the real world, “White Flight” in reverse not only represents a dramatic change in the complexion of cities once predominantly Black (such as Washington, D.C. and Atlanta), but it also alters the political power structure in those centers.
Maimah Karmo has an avalanche of accolades and descriptors following her name. Activist. Author. Breast Health Expert. Blogger. Entrepreneur. Educator. Editor. Motivational Speaker. Radio Host. She might, however, tell you that she resonates more deeply with mother and survivor. In...