Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Blog Page 844
The ongoing political battle between State Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell, IV, and long time Congressman Charlie Rangel, for the 15th Congressional district in New York is constantly pitted as a Shakespearian drama -- dipped in chocolate. Scene 1, Harlem: Adam...
Unfolding events and stalemating post election paralysis in Britain may portend interesting political developments herein the United States. Could the slow demise of current Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Labour Party – the extent of which we’ve not seen since the 1970s – signal something ahead for American Democrats in November’s Congressional mid-terms?
President Obama has selected Elena Kagan to be the 112th justice of the Supreme Court. He is expected to confirm and announce this decision this morning. Elena Kagan, 50, is the former dean of Harvard's law school and current top...
Lena Horne, 92, passed away on Sunday evening at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Miss Horne will forever be known as one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in the world. However, she also will be known as the African American...
There is nothing like commencement day at a university for a graduating college senior. It is a highly charged emotional environment, in which parents, family, friends, administrators and alumni all gather to witness the granting of degree ceremonies....
Congressional Black Caucus members are pushing a $1.5 billion bill that will create jobs for inner-city youth this summer, insisting that the measure will curb the violence that typically rises during summer months. Time is running out for the lawmakers...
Despite yesterday’s dramatic drop in the Dow, followed by an almost equally dramatic recovery, recent economic trends remain undeniable. Domestic factory orders are up, homes sales rose over 5 percent in March, consumer spending is up, and the manufacturing...

Lower Education(?)

While walking through the halls of a large east coast community college with an instructor recently, a question was posed about the role of the open admission institution.  Community college enrollment has experienced a noticeable uptick in these desperate...
By all accounts, Marian Robinson – probably the most famous mother-in-law in the world – has settled in at the White House and in Washington, D.C.. Robinson, the mother of First Lady Michelle Obama and mother-in-law of President Barack Obama,...
Unless you’ve been off the grid, you are probably well acquainted with the infamous details of the British Petroleum oil spill that has been threatening the Gulf of Mexico and gulf coast shorelines since last week. Most likely, you...