Friday, February 23, 2018
Blog Page 864
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...
President Obama, along with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, will present his new oil drilling proposal at Andrews Air Base in Maryland today. It proposes a dramatic expansion of allowable deepwater oil exploration sites up and down the East Coast...
Chair and President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Dorothy Height, remains hospitalized in the ICU of Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Height, 98, is reported to be in serious condition but stable. Dr. Height began her...
In the age of streaming video, Twitter, smart phones and email, Kendrick Meek literally took his candidacy back to the streets to build support for his Florida senate candidacy. Meek amassed 145,000 signatures from Florida voters in a highly...
Someone at the Census Bureau decided that black Americans should have a choice in how to identify themselves on the 2010 census form. The racial classifications decided by the bureau are black, African-American and Negro. Negro. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves issued...
Haiti President Rene Preval is expected to show up at the United Nations armed with a 50-page "Vision and Plan" for rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, as well as  a request for $3.9 billion. The $3.9 billion will cover reconstruction...