Monday, September 25, 2017
Blog Page 848
First Katrina and now oil spills.  It seems the Gulf Coast region has become the victim of an environmental wrath of Biblical proportion. In recent years it has been hammered by both disastrous weather and disastrous politics.  But this...
From Attendee Reports More than 1100 people gathered at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina over the April 15-18 weekend for a 50th Anniversary gathering of the veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and its close allies. SNCC was...
The immigration law just passed in Arizona has me in a quandary - while I can empathize deeply with the desire of undocumented workers who want jobs here, as a Real American, whose black ancestors, despite the ignorant and...
Will climate change legislation go the way of immigration reform – pushed off the congressional agenda by more pressing matters? Not if U.S Senate Democrats can help it, according to Politico. The Democrats are reportedly urging President Barack Obama to intervene...
New York State politics is like a bad soap opera.  No, an even better description is a bad, overacted telenovela (Spanish-language soap opera) in that if you don't speak the language, all you can do is watch the drama...
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...