Archives for March 2013

President Obama Announces A Key Administration Post

For Immediate Release March 26, 2013 President Obama Announces A Key Administration Post WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individual to a key Administration post: Julia A. Pierson - Director of the United States Secret Service, … [Read more...]

Johnson Commissions National Zogby Poll

By April Ryan, aprildryan.com Bob Johnson, founder of BET and head of RLJ Companies, commissioned a Zogby Poll on "Black Opinions in the Age of Obama."  His findings reaffirm some already known facts,  like a black unemployment rate twice that of white America and white income 10 times that of … [Read more...]

Bill Clinton to Deliver Howard Commencement

Source: Washington Informer Former President William “Bill” Clinton will deliver the commencement address at Howard University on Saturday, May 11, on the Upper Quadrangle of the main campus. “We are thrilled that President Clinton has agreed to deliver this year’s Commencement address,” … [Read more...]

March on Washington Commemoration Must Focus on Black Unemployment

by Roland S. Martin Creators Syndicate It is always important to look back on historical moments in history and remember how important it was and reflect on those who made it possible. But it is also to continue to have a forward-looking vision that connects the past with the present. When … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2013 Statement by the President on the Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act Three … [Read more...]

President Obama Designates Five New National Monuments

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2013 President Obama Designates Five New National Monuments National Monuments … [Read more...]

Guns, immigration take center stage for Congress

Source: NBCNews.com April Ryan and Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis join NewsNation to discuss how contentious both issues will be when Congress gets back to work. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … [Read more...]

“He Can’t Buy America”

Source: NBCnews.com | Meet the Press The NRA's Wayne LaPierre responds to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control reform initiatives and discusses the legislation pending on Capitol Hill. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … [Read more...]

Helping Protect Our Kids by Reducing Gun Violence

Source: Whitehouse.gov Three months after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama says that the Senate has taken important steps forward to help protect our kids by reducing gun violence. The American people made their voices heard, and the Senate made progress to make it … [Read more...]

Lloyd Austin to Lead U.S. Central Command

By Valerie Jarrett Posted: 03/22/2013 Today, General Lloyd Austin became the first African-American to lead the U.S. Central Command, which has a wide-ranging area of responsibility for 20 countries in the Middle East and southwest Asia. His appointment is effective immediately. During the … [Read more...]