Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Blog Page 853
A recent report highlighted 162,000 new jobs created in March and a 9.7 percent unemployment rate holding steady --- figures which have been met with some enthusiasm as the numbers show the largest gain in three years. President Barack Obama...
Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement at the end of June today. Stevens who turns 90 this month, wrote a simple letter to President Obama announcing his retirement at the end of his term. According to the Washington Post,...
Despite the debate between black pundits and black leaders about whether or not the Obama administration has a "black agenda," one thing is clear -- the financial reform proposals President Obama would like to sign into law this year...
A racial discrimination lawsuit brought against the U.S. Small Business Administration by Diamond Ventures LLC, a venture capitalist firm, may be nearing its end since its initial 2003 filing. A federal judge has ruled against the SBA's filing for dismissal,...
The U.S. Congress took a two-week recess without appropriating $1.25 billion in settlement money it agreed to pay black farmers for years of United States Department of Agriculture discriminatory loan practices, missing a March 31 deadline to come up...
The power of participating in the U.S. 2010 census, the power to be counted, should not be taken lightly, according to National Urban League President and Chief Executive Office Marc Morial. “We've got to make sure people understand the fact...
These are the list of questions I sent BillboardsAgainstObama when I requested an interview with them. Do any of your Billboards Against Obama business partners businesses employ African Americans? Do any of your Billboards Against Obama business partners do business with African...
Seven national women's advocacy organizations hosted a joint media teleconference yesterday on the impact of the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan on women and families, and the need for a sustained effort to promote increased private investment and...
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell stepped out on a limb to declare April to be Confederate History Month, which has angered civil rights leaders. Republican governor George Allen began the practice in 1997 that was continued by his successor,...
In a town like Atlanta, it is easy to join the status quo when it comes forming an opinion about illegal immigrants and undocumented workers, most of whom are Hispanic or Latino, because they are such highly visible groups...