Archives for December 2012

150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 31, 2012 Attached is a proclamation signed by the President today regarding the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. *** THE WHITE HOUSE  Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate … [Read more...]

President Obama’s Full “Meet The Press” Interview

President Obama speaks with NBC's David Gregory about the ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations and his plans for the next four years. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … [Read more...]

Twists and Turns and the Black Perspective: 2012 Year in Review

By: April D. Ryan, 2012 did not disappoint on the news front with so many interesting stories. I can only pick a few for the year. So here is my twist and slightly different perspective on the Year in Review, 2012. ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN December 2012 revealed new efforts to … [Read more...]

The American Job Landscape in 2013

By April Ryan, Looking forward into 2013, the nation’s economy is expected to be a dominate factor. Many of the issues, like fixing the jobs situation, will carry over into the New Year. As in 2012, politicians will be looking to resolve the nation’s unemployment challenges in 2013. … [Read more...]

Scott Brown Falsely Announces New Fiscal Cliff Proposal From Obama To GOP Leaders

By: Jennifer Bendery, | Photo: Scott Senne, AP WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) caused a stir on Thursday by saying that President Barack Obama had sent over a new fiscal cliff proposal to Senate Republican leaders -- a key development that nobody else had heard … [Read more...]

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s Announcement that She Will Leave

WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 27, 2012 Statement by the President on EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's Announcement that She Will Leave the Administration Early Next Year Over the last four years, Lisa Jackson has shown an unwavering … [Read more...]

African American’s Own Fiscal Cliff

"African Americans are at risk of falling off their own 'fiscal cliff' is employment disparities are not addressed", that according to Robert L. Johnson, chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television.  The longtime business has a plan he says will increase opportunities … [Read more...]

The President and First Lady Extend a Holiday Greeting and Thank our Troops

In this week's address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thank our brave troops and their families for their service. … [Read more...]

Bloomberg on National Rifle Association Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2012 STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION PRESS CONFERENCE “The NRA's Washington leadership has long been out of step with its members, and never has that been so apparent as this morning. Their press conference was a … [Read more...]

A Message from President Obama about Your Petition on Reducing Gun Violence

By: Bruce Reed, In the days since the tragedy in Newtown, Americans from all over the country have called for action to deter mass shootings and reduce gun violence. Hundreds of thousands of you have signed petitions on the White House's We the People petitions platform. I'm … [Read more...]