Saturday, February 17, 2018
Blog Page 845
Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and the city remain defendants in the lawsuit brought by slain stripper Tamara "Strawberry" Greene's family, but his ex-lover and aide Christine Beatty and others have been dismissed. An attorney for the family said the case,...
Alabama voters were not ready for the type of change Artur Davis represented. Last night, the man who could have potentially been the first black governor of Alabama lost to Alabama State Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks. Sparks enjoyed and maintained...
In my hometown in South Carolina, we used to have a store called Exotica , a woman’s boutique that has since relocated to Columbia, the state capitol. It was an ornately decorated establishment that looked like a replica of...
In an effort to balance the New York state budget, Gov. David Paterson announced that he is putting together a plan to layoff thousands of state employees in January 2011.  He will direct state agencies to identify positions to be...
Robyne Robinson can add politician to her résumé. The popular, veteran broadcast news journalist left her anchor's post at Minneapolis' Fox 9  last Wednesday to serve as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza's lieutenant governor running mate. This marks Robinson's first candidacy for elective...
This past week New York State Legislature wrangled over the issue of raising the cap on charter schools. Bowing to pressure from both New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and charter school advocates, the new legislation would double the...
Artur Davis could be Alabama's first black governor. His fate will be in part sealed by the voters in Tuesday's primary. If Davis, 42, wins he will be the Democratic candidate for the state's highest office in November. If Davis...
A federal judge has ruled that the City of New York has been "dragging its feet" in the hiring of minority firefighters and appointed a former Manhattan district attorney to oversee the process. Judge Nicholas Garaufis has placed Robert Morgenthau...
He's doesn't really see himself as a wartime President. And the American public, which is so absorbed by economic crisis and ecological apocalypse that it finds itself forgetting about war, shouldn't expect him to act like one.
Progressive political activists all across the web have begun to argue among themselves about the White House response to the BP oil spill. An emotional crescendo rolled through left-leaning political websites as if it were an electronic wave in...