Friday, August 18, 2017
Blog Page 854
"Black children are an endangered species." That is the message you will see in gigantic letters on 80 billboards in Georgia. This message, alongside pictures of African American infants, is plastered almost exclusively across Dekalb County and Fulton County, areas...
Justice John Paul Stevens, 89, hinted at retirement this weekend in an interview with the Washington Post. The Supreme Court justice said that he'd make the decision within the next 30 day. And within 24 hours of his declaration,...
Today, the Obama family plays host to the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll. The theme is "Ready, Set, Go," which ties into the first lady's "Let's Move" initiative to combat childhood obesity and inactivity. The Easter Monday event will...
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...