Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Blog Page 860
Political bloggers come in all stripes and a multitude of flavors. Since starting a blog these days is as simple as signing up for an account with one of the free blogging platforms, African Americans have been airing their...
Amid calls for the Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to resign and scandal surrounding questionable expenditures, another storm is gathering power around the politician. Steele has been accused of playing the “race card” when responding to criticism of his...
A federal appeals court ruling against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) -- and in favor of Comcast Corp. -- could mean the end of the agency's proposed net neutrality. The ruling means that the FCC didn't prove it had the authority...
The majority-conservative Texas Board of Education recently made sweeping amendments to textbook policy content, with educators across the country considering the effects. According to the New York Times, the approved social studies curriculum will put a “conservative stamp” on history...
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...