Archives for April 2010

PRESIDENT OBAMA PLAYS HORSE

Call him the Basketballer-in-Chief. On Saturday night, during halftime of the Butler-Michigan State game.  In between shots, the president talked about why he loves basketball, what he thinks of the NCAA tournament, and even a bit of trash.   Kellogg jumped out to a big lead, but then Obama caught … [Read more...]

60 DAY EXTENSION FOR BLACK FARMERS.

The Obama Administration has given the National Black Farmer Association a glimmer of hope. The reason, a 60 day extension on the deadline for congress to act on approving 1.25 billion dollars for the black farmers settlement against the USDA. 15 years ago, the 90 thousand black farmers won a … [Read more...]

BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ARE ON THE RISE

The March 2010 unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent for the third month in a row. But the black unemployment rate rose to 16.5 percent from 15.8 percent the month before.   On the other side of the jobs equation, only the financial and information sectors saw job losses in March, 2010. … [Read more...]

HOPE FOR THE BLACK FARMERS AFTER THE SETTLEMENT APPROVAL DEADLINE HAS PASSED

The deadline for congressional approval of the 1.25 billion dollar settlement for Black Farmers has come and gone.    However, there is hope for the 80 to 90 thousand black farmers as the White House is working on ways to get the farmers their settlement after 15 years of waiting.   The monies were … [Read more...]