Friday, August 18, 2017
Blog Page 859
Senator Jim Bunning singlehandedly blocked an extension of federal unemployment benefits for several days before allowing the rest of the Senate to vote Tuesday evening on the stop gap measure aimed at continuing financial assistance to Americans out of...
Senator Sharon Weston Broome has spent her life and career in dedicated service to others and as a proud champion of the communities she represents.  Prior to her election to the Louisiana State Senate in 2004, Senator Weston Broome...
The heated health care debate has created deep divisions within the black community and opened up a question about what constitutes blackness.  Last November during a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, the Rev. Jesse Jackson questioned Alabama Congressman Artur Davis'...
Was it procedural errors, bureaucratic oversight or one man’s crusade mainly for himself but also for his voiceless ancestors and contemporaries?  Opinions vary but history will prove that it’s probably all three. The case of Pigford v. Glickman, which led...
Al Sharpton and Tavis Smiley traded insults on two different radio shows last week in a dispute over comments Sharpton made to the press after attending a White House meeting with other black leaders. What started all of this?...
Marcus Sebastian Mason is Senior Partner at The Madison Group (TMG). He is responsible for managing the firm’s transportation, energy, tax, telecom and homeland security portfolio. In addition he focuses on crisis management, complex integrated campaigns and coalition building....
The View from Navarrow Wright, Co-founder, Global Grind Hey James - let me start by saying I am a true fan of Color of Change and have much respect for everything you've done for the movement. But right now your...
Name: Vanessa R Williams Title: Executive Director Organization: National Conference of Black Mayors Age: 35 As Executive Director of the National Conference of Black Mayors, Vanessa R. Williams facilitates the good work of more than 650 African American Mayors across the United...
While President Obama continues to wrangle with Congress over the state of health care reform, first lady Michelle Obama is leading the way on preventative care.  Beginning last month, Mrs. Obama has been speaking before students, teachers and health...
President Obama's willingness to reach out "across the aisle" has been a recurring theme throughout the first year of his presidency and shows no signs of stopping. With efforts to reform health care coverage at risk of falling apart...