Monday, December 11, 2017
Blog Page 845
So the Texas Board of Education in a 9-5 split, voted this past Friday, with conservative Republicans in the majority, to essentially deny its own history and miseducate its children. The controversial vote was to change the social studies...
The largest labor organization in the state of Florida endorsed U. S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek on Sunday. The AFL-CIO gave its stamp of approval to the Democratic congressman thereby handing over the union's enormous grassroots political machine for fundraising...
Federal officials want to take steps to discontinue use of minerals that have fueled ongoing conflict and violence in eastern Congo, according to a recent statement. Authorities met with consumer representatives from the electronics, automotive, jewelry and manufacturing industries. Department of...
Overall, we believe in the Internet as safe – like unknowing Descartesian disciples we appreciate the infinite scale of it, yet dismiss the reality of its void. We forget that it is unpredictable, inclined to think we can control it. This, unwittingly, leads to utopian dreams of all things being equal on the web. But, some of the most ugly, raw and destructive characteristics of human thought and action are found in full force throughout cyberspace, an abyss of epithets, slander, sexual brutality and terrorist organizers. Alice jumped in Wonderland, but stumbled upon Dante’s Inferno burning her feet into crusted stumps.
U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a candidate in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, said $25 million set aside for advertising to lure tourists to Florida in the wake of the recent disastrous oil spill is not enough. Meek told...
After a little more than a year as Director of National Intelligence, Dennis C. Blair has stepped down. Numerous reports note Blair's rocky 16-month tenure and skirmishes with other top intelligence officials. ABC News was the first to break the news,...
The church where abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave his last speech in 1894 and where mourners gathered for Rosa Parks' funeral more than a century later has been placed on a list for endangered sites. The Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington,...
Sigh, it seems like everyone just has to have their moment in the spotlight. Be it do-nothing celebritants, spoiled housewives, or overly tanned, intoxicated kids --it's all about getting basking in the overexposed glow of the flashing lights. I...
The debate over charter schools continues on as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited New York this week, bringing a federal angle to what has already been a local issue. Duncan's trip to Brooklyn schools fanned the flames of...
Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick hit the airwaves last week, where he talked with the Tom Joyner Morning Show Crew about the road to redemption. Kilpatrick pled guilty in 2008 to felony obstruction charges, and ultimately ended up serving...