Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Blog Page 855
By Boyce Watkins, PhD The Arizona House of Representatives recently approved a provision requiring that President Barack Obama prove that he is a natural-born citizen before being placed on the ballot to run for President of the United States in 2012. He...
On Thursday, President Obama will go to New York to deliver a speech to Wall Street’s financial elite. He will lecture them. He will be stern with them. And he will use phrases to describe the creation of trading...
Last Sunday, after getting my dose of televised sports, I watched the respected news magazine show, “60 Minutes.” Yes, I am part of the under 60 year-old crowd that watches the show. But the other evening, I was becoming...
Yesterday,  the Cleveland school board approved layoffs for about 10 percent of its 8,000 employees. The layoffs include 545 teachers, 100 or so principals and assistant principals, and 117 support staff effective in June. The seniority-based layoffs will hit...

Law Averse Citizens

Daily revelations concerning citizen-driven anti-government rage unfold like a script out of Law Abiding Citizen. Director F. Gary Gray’s gruesome tale of a relentless vigilante in pursuit of Philadelphia jurists is textbook warning on where we might end up if structural adjustments aren’t made.
A little girl trying to play grownup at 20 years old walked into the old National Council of Negro Women's headquarters at 1318 Vermont Avenue NW in Washington, D. C., requesting to see Dorothy Height. The receptionist greeted her kindly...
We love politics and social media technologies. And apparently so does Microsoft. Today Microsoft unveiled TownHall, a social media site designed to unite politicians with their constituencies. TownHall is built around Microsoft's Campaign Ready ("Listen | Engage | Win")  web-based...
Before Diddy could even hint at swagger, there was California State Assemblyman Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. Often controversial, seldom shy or retiring and always the epitome of sartorial elegance. This native Texan's rise to political power began with verve...
By Del Walters There are two major concerns coming out of the situation in Haiti these days.  One concern is that not enough is being done, or if it is being done than the job is much larger than anyone...
There is one thing that Dr. Kendra A. King is certain about when it comes to the influence of hip-hop: it definitely packs a political punch. An associate professor of politics at Oglethorpe University and director of its Rich Foundation...