Archives for January 2013

Proclamation: National African American History Month 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2013 Attached is a proclamation signed by the President today regarding National African American History Month, 2013. *** NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2013 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In … [Read more...]

Chicago girl who performed at inauguration shot dead

AP - CHICAGO  A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama's recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago. Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital. Authorities say Hadiya was one … [Read more...]

William ‘Mo’ Cowan is Governor Deval Patrick’s pick to serve as interim US senator

By Frank Phillips, The Boston Globe | Source: The Boston Globe Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has picked William “Mo” Cowan, his former chief of staff, to serve as the state’s interim US senator until the successor to John F. Kerry is chosen by the voters in a June 25 special … [Read more...]

National Urban League president on immigration reform: ‘It’s a good start’

On MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, Marc Morial called the latest immigration reform proposal a “serious start and a serious effort at a bipartisan solution to the problem of immigration in the nation.” Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … [Read more...]

What’s New on “The Beast?”

By April Ryan - I spotted it for myself, the new license plates for the Beast, the Presidential limousine. Then President Bill Clinton sported the plates, President George W. Bush did not, and now in his second term, President Barack Obama has the tags affixed to the bumpers of … [Read more...]

Immigration: A Black Story

By: April Ryan - President Obama travels to Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday for a event where the nation’s 11.2 million immigrants will be represented.   The face of immigration in this country includes Hispanics, Asians and Blacks. On the Hill, a group of bi-partisan Senators … [Read more...]

Why ending affirmative action makes America less secure

Melissa Harris-Perry's letter this week is to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as he considers a challenge to the affirmative action program at the University of Texas. Source: MSNBC. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … [Read more...]

Rep. Alcee Hastings is Upset with Obama

By: George Curry/NNPA FORT LAUDERDALE – Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama of consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black colleges, key groups that were critical to his re-election in November. Speaking Friday at … [Read more...]

2nd Oval Office Readied in White House Rehab Project

By: Alexis Simendinger, White House Correspondent - Real Clear Politics Read more of Alexis' work at Real Clear Politics This summer there will be two Oval Offices in the White House complex, and it won’t be a case of double vision. In preparation for a major, two-year renovation of the West … [Read more...]

African American Economic Summit to Focus on Policies and Legislation

  AFRICAN AMERICAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT TO FOCUS ON POLICIES AND LEGISLATION NEEDED IN THE SECOND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, DC—A national summit of scholars from universities and policy think tanks will meet at Howard University on February 1, 2013, for the Fourth Annual African American … [Read more...]