Saturday, April 21, 2018
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In a time where studies show record numbers of children don't have access to nutritious food, a federal program has been expanded to provide more meals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture program that offers reimbursements for meals provided to at-risk youth...

Supreme Okie Doke

It will play itself out like a cerebral, chatty crime drama, replete with the all-White male cast, save the skirted, frantic female staffer scurrying behind them. In this case, the President sought to mix it up – his way – with another female pick. That’s about the only aspect of this episode that is truly “different.” If, as metaphorical benchmark, you liken it to MSNBC picking Rachel Maddow to shake up its out-of-touch and White-male dominated program lineup, then it’s not all that “different.”
In Albany, the Legislature passed an emergency budget bill enabling Governor David Paterson to furlough about 100,000 workers - almost half of those employed by the state - without pay. Claiming the plan to be illegal, public employee unions intend...
Is more of the Obama effect underway? It may seem that way as recent polls show that two groups that traditionally mistrust the government -- African-Americans and younger Americans -- now seem to believe more in Uncle Sam. The NPR notes...
The ongoing political battle between State Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell, IV, and long time Congressman Charlie Rangel, for the 15th Congressional district in New York is constantly pitted as a Shakespearian drama -- dipped in chocolate. Scene 1, Harlem: Adam...
Unfolding events and stalemating post election paralysis in Britain may portend interesting political developments herein the United States. Could the slow demise of current Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Labour Party – the extent of which we’ve not seen since the 1970s – signal something ahead for American Democrats in November’s Congressional mid-terms?
President Obama has selected Elena Kagan to be the 112th justice of the Supreme Court. He is expected to confirm and announce this decision this morning. Elena Kagan, 50, is the former dean of Harvard's law school and current top...
Lena Horne, 92, passed away on Sunday evening at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Miss Horne will forever be known as one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in the world. However, she also will be known as the African American...
There is nothing like commencement day at a university for a graduating college senior. It is a highly charged emotional environment, in which parents, family, friends, administrators and alumni all gather to witness the granting of degree ceremonies....
Congressional Black Caucus members are pushing a $1.5 billion bill that will create jobs for inner-city youth this summer, insisting that the measure will curb the violence that typically rises during summer months. Time is running out for the lawmakers...