INCOME GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR WIDENS

Source: AP / The Huffington PostWashington - The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession.   The top-earning 20 percent of Americans - those making more … [Read more...]

RAHM POISED TO LEAVE WHITE HOUSE FOR CHI-TOWN MAYOR BID

Rahm Emanuel Poised to Run for Chicago Mayor; Peter Rouse to Take Reins on Interim Basis? Politics Daily Lynn Sweet Correspondent   Asked if he would endorse Emanuel, the president said, "I'm not going to be making decisions about how I'm going to approach it." Rahm Emanuel, the White House … [Read more...]

10 2 10 RALLY, A MOMENT TO ENSURE PROSPERITY

  The estimation for the 10 2 10 rally is hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to push for jobs, justice and equality in education.    At the most recent Presidential Press Conference in the East Room, President Obama was asked about the unemployment rate that is dragging some in the middle class … [Read more...]

NEW POLL SHOWS MAJORITY DISAPPROVE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA

  A majority of Americans (51 percent) disapprove of President Obama's job performance and 44 percent would vote to replace him as president, the latest bipartisan POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll found. However, those same voters don't have a clear alternative in mind. In … [Read more...]

THE LADY GAGA INFLUENCE ON DON’T ASK DON’T TELL

Senate Republicans, led by John McCain (R-Ariz.), have blocked the Senate from considering the defense authorization bill Tuesday afternoon. By blocking the bill from moving to the Senate floor, Republicans accomplish the objective of stalling the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" … [Read more...]

CNBC TOWNHALL MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

President Obama spoke to a cross-section of Main Street, Wall Street and Washington with the economy at a crossroads and the nation's precarious political structure hanging in the balance. … [Read more...]

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CONFERENCE WRAP UP

The 40th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference has concluded. Conferees came from all over the world to hear speakers to include, First Lady Michelle Obama, Donna Brazile, Reverand Jesse Jackson and others discuss issues of concern in the black community. Although the recession … [Read more...]

THE BLACK FARMERS AND A TRACTOR CALLED JUSTICE

John Boyd, Head of the National Black Farmers Association drove his tractor called Justice from his Virginia farm to the White House.  He is protesting for black farmers who have been waiting for Congress to fund a 1.25 billion dollar award over USDA discrimination in the Farm Loan program.  Boyd … [Read more...]

THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN PRESIDENT OBAMA AND ADRIAN FENTY

This week President Obama rallies support for Democratic friends and political allies facing General Election challenges in November.  Last week Washington Mayor, Adian Fenty angered White House staff when he put the president on blast during a live radio interview on WTOP saying he requested the … [Read more...]

CBC FOUNDATION WEEK LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS

Updated ALC 2010 Session Schedule Link     President Obama delivers a speech Saturday night at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner.  First Lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance as well for the annual gala.  President Obama delivered a first in a series of minority speechs … [Read more...]