Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Blog Page 852
For 34 years there was at least one constant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Eugene Allen. From 1952 to 1986, Allen served eight presidents and their families at the residence known as the White House. According to the Washington Post, Eugene...
In a lot of ways, the executive summary of the National Broadband Plan released last week, like the health care bill that just became law, boils down to "who gets what," and "who pays for it." I recently spoke...
While many celebrate the racial progress made when President Barack Obama ascended to the White House,  it may seem to some that for every step forward, there is one step backwards.  Politicians of color working on the local level...
Diamond Ventures, a venture capital firm, is suing the Small Business Administration (SBA) for racial discrimination. The $50 million lawsuit alleges that the SBA rejected Diamond's application to join their Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program. SBIC firms are...

Census Day is Here

Census Day is here. What does that mean to you? If you haven’t filled out your census form, you need to take ten minutes to answer the ten questions on the form and send it in. Why is it such...
In an unusual show of solidarity at a special donor conference at the United Nations, over 100 countries and organizations pledged $15 billion in support to Haiti. The short-term assistance totaled $5 billion though Haiti only requested $3.9 billion...
The economic downturn has made many Americans rethink their current class status.  According to recent study by ABC News, 45 percent of Americans define themselves as middle class, while 39 percent who see themselves as working...
President Obama, along with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, will present his new oil drilling proposal at Andrews Air Base in Maryland today. It proposes a dramatic expansion of allowable deepwater oil exploration sites up and down the East Coast...
Chair and President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Dorothy Height, remains hospitalized in the ICU of Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Height, 98, is reported to be in serious condition but stable. Dr. Height began her...
In the age of streaming video, Twitter, smart phones and email, Kendrick Meek literally took his candidacy back to the streets to build support for his Florida senate candidacy. Meek amassed 145,000 signatures from Florida voters in a highly...