Monday, September 25, 2017
Blog Page 852
When President Obama nominated retired Marine Corps General Charles F. Bolden, Jr. to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), some of us sci-fi inclined brothers and sisters did a classic “Can I Kick It” jig at his Senate confirmation last year. We knew that something different was on the planetary horizon when a Black man was put in charge.
We've got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else is going to do it. ~ Dorothy Height (1912-2010) Reuters reports that Chair and President...
By Boyce Watkins, PhD President Barack Obama's former mentor at Harvard University, Charles Ogletree,took the time to explain how Obama works with the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has been instrumental in connecting the Obama agenda to the African-American community. According to Ogletree, Sharpton is...
Harlem Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV is running in the fall Democratic primary for the 15th Congressional District of New York seat. Powell is going up against the man who unseated his father more than 30 years ago: Congressman Charles...
Basically, if you’re a victim of domestic violence, Maryland is the last state you want to reside in. It gets worse if you’re a woman with children, because there are countless cases in the Free State where batterers end up getting custody. You might be better off in Kentucky which, just last week, passed a very aggressive, historic law against batterers.
Legislators are scrambling to unveil a new U.S. Senate climate change bill, reportedly in time for Earth Day on April 26. The bill is jointly sponsored by Senators John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) Lindsey Graham, (R-South Carolina) and Joseph I. Lieberman, (Independent-Connecticut). The...
The National Socialist Movement, a white supremacist group protested against illegal immigration outside of Los Angeles' City Hall while a group of counter-protesters attempted shout them down in a tense standoff that ended with several arrests. According to the Atlanta...
A Mississippi school district has been ordered to desegregate after a federal judge said its practices of transferring mostly white students to another school amounted to racial segregation. The fact that the order was even necessary for the Walthall County...
By Ruth Manuel-Logan After years of battling drought and civil and tribal wars, Sudan, the largest country on the African continent, is experiencing looming famine. An entire population is teetering on the verge of severe starvation, and the children are the ones who...
Media Pioneer Urges U.S. Senate Committee to Address Political Issues That Restrict Access To Capital for Minority Businesses Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship....