Archives for 2010

BLACK FARMERS ARE CLOSER TO GETTING THEIR LONG AWAITED BILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT

Senate approves compensation for black farmers By Emily StephensonWASHINGTON | Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:16pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate unanimously approved a bill on Friday funding $1.15 billion in compensation to black farmers in a decades-old bias lawsuit that is one of the largest civil … [Read more...]

A VOTE TODAY ON THE BLACK FARMERS, WILL THEY GET THEIR MONEY?

    Then Presidential Candidate Obama and John Boyd John Boyd, the head of the National Black Farmers Association says there could be a vote today and even this morning on the 1.25 billion dollar settlement for black farmers that President Obama put in the 2011 budget. The monies must … [Read more...]

THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS WANTS PELOSI POWER

Today the Congressional Black Caucus votes on its leadership.  Sources inside say Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is expected to win over Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee.  The victor will replace Congresswoman Barbara Lee as Chair who was said to have the ear of President Obama. Congress Woman Donna … [Read more...]

CHOLERA IN HAITI, 10 MONTHS AFTER THE QUAKE

      Cholera hits Haitis fishing trade   Tuesday the United States transferred 120 million dollars through the World Bank for humanitarian efforts to rebuild Haiti 10 months after the fatal 7.0 earthquake. The country is currently in the grips of a cholera outbreak and rebounding from … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT BUSH AND HIS DECISION POINTS

      "Decision Points": George Bush's view of his presidency By Brad Knickerbocker Brad Knickerbocker Sun Nov 7, 3:57 pm ET       At some point, every ex-president - usually having waited a decent political interval - gives his own version of his time in office. It's partly an attempt to … [Read more...]

THE FIGHT FOR POWER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE

  Washington insiders are abuzz with what happens next for some of the influential political leadership after the 2010 elections. There is concern about Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi from some Democratic Representatives on Capitol Hill. The overwhelming concern is about how she will be treated. … [Read more...]

OCTOBER 2010 JOB NUMBERS OVERALL REMAIN THE SAME

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is commenting on the new unemployment stats saying, "It is a significant jump that took us by surprise in a pleasant way but not nearly enough as 159 thousand jobs were added in the private sector" in October 2010. The unemployment numbers remain the same at 9.6 percent. … [Read more...]

NOVEMBER 3, 2010 PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BLACK VOTE TO THE WHITE HOUSE

The White House has made every push to get the base vote out to the polls.  The numbers are expected to be higher than in the past 12 years. White House sources contend the President has conference called with pastors about five or six times leading into the November 2nd elections.   First Lady … [Read more...]

Exclusive: President Obama Pre-Mid Term Election Interview

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ____________________________________________________________________ Internal Transcript October 26, 2010RADIO INTERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT WITH APRIL RYAN Via Telephone Call - 3:15 P.M. EDT Q President Obama, thanks for joining us on the eve of November … [Read more...]