HISTORIC HEALTH CARE REFORM SUMMIT AT BLAIR HOUSE

There was more discussion on differences than common ground at the Health Care Reform Summit at Blair House. Major disagreement is on the cost for the plan. Republican Senator, John McCain says the current bill should be scrapped and reconstructed from scratch as most Americans are against the bill. … [Read more...]

THE WHITE HOUSE MARKS THE RECOVERY ACTS ANNIVERSARY

Obama: No 'second Depression' By: Eamon Javers February 16, 2010 Barack Obama had no way to know it at the time, but when he signed the $787 billion stimulus bill into law on Feb. 17, 2009, it would be the last major legislative achievement he would put his signature to during his first year in … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS DISCUSS ECONOMY AND BLACK AMERICANS

President Obama and civil rights leaders discuss economy and black AmericansBy Michael A. Fletcher Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, February 11, 2010; A03   President Obama hosted a rare Oval Office meeting with civil rights leaders Wednesday to discuss his plans for improving the dire … [Read more...]

NO GOOD NEWS FOR BLACKS IN LATEST JOBLESS NUMBERS

No good news for blacks in latest jobless numbers By DeWayne Wickham  USA TODAY   I hope this isn't what people mean by a "colorblind society."     When the Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate fell from 10% to 9.7% in January, Democrats from the White House to Capitol Hill … [Read more...]

U.S. HAITIAN RELIEF HITS 300 MILLION DOLLARS

The federal government has surpassed the initial dollar amounts President Obama dedicated for Haitian earthquake relief. After the January 12, 2010 devastation, President Obama announced the United States would start the humanitarian response with 100 million dollars. Rob Nabors, Deputy Director of … [Read more...]

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CONTENDS SETTLEMENT FOR BLACK FARMERS NEARS

The Justice Department has notified the White House that a settlement is near for black farmers discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture. The plaintiffs in this case 80 to 90 thousand black farmers. The issue dates back to the late 1990's and the Clinton … [Read more...]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH OBSERVANCES BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

President Obama has officially proclaimed February African American history month. On the first day of Black history month, Vice President Joe Biden and the Second lady, hosted the Alvin Ailey Dance theatre. The internationally acclaimed modern dance troop's honor coincided with the beginning of a … [Read more...]

3.8 TRILLION 2011 BUDGET PROPOSAL, SOME BENEFITS FOR HBCU’s and HAITI

President Obama's 2011 budget proposal includes 1.2 trillion dollars in budget cuts over 10 years. The White house contends the plan does not make across the board cuts but adds money in some areas and cuts others. Within the six percent increase in education funding, there is a 98 million dollar … [Read more...]