Sunday, November 19, 2017
Blog Page 848
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...
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Founded in 1970 as the Joint Center for Political Studies by black intellectuals and professionals to provide training and technical assistance to newly elected...
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is set to unveil a new approach to broadband that will allow the agency to impose Internet regulations Thursday, according to multiple reports. The move could revive net neutrality, which is the idea that...
The New York City bomb scare could have been a much bigger story, complete with dead bodies and burning buildings, but two disabled African-American Vietnam vets saved the day. Street vendors Duane Jackson and Lance Orton reacted so quickly...
The date will soon be set for a 51-year-old British woman to be executed in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her last appeal this week. Linda Carty was put on death row for the kidnapping and murder of...
If folks are still arguing that Obama does not have a clear "black agenda," they may be missing the point. I actually believe that in addition to healthcare, which will help millions more black folks, Obama's black agenda moves...