Archives for September 2013

Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2013 Attached is an Executive Order signed by the President today on the Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees. ### ReaPDF … [Read more...]

Cummings Issues Statement on Continuing Resolution

Washington, DC (Sept. 29, 2013) - Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives' passage of a continuing resolution that delays the Affordable Care Act by one year and … [Read more...]

Congresswoman Fudge Denounces GOP Obstruction and Brinksmanship

Congresswoman Fudge Denounces GOP Obstruction and Brinksmanship, Votes No on the Amendments to the Continuing Resolution Washington, DC – Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) issued the following statement today after voting no on two harmful amendments to H.J.Res. 59, the Continuing Resolution … [Read more...]

Statement By President Obama

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 27, 2013 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:42 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Before I … [Read more...]

Bill Clinton Exclusive: Haiti, Poverty, National Security, and the Clinton Global Initiative

April Ryan sat down with former President Bill Clinton for an interview on a wide range of topics on the radar in Washington, including women in the global economy, healthy drinking water, saving Africa's elephants, the rebuilding of Haiti and making it a viable part of the global economy, the fight … [Read more...]

Mrs. Evelyn Lowery Succumbs to Stroke

(AURN) -- The beloved wife of iconic civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery has died.  Evelyn Lowery was critical since she suffered a stroke one week ago.  She was 85. Her family thought she'd be more comfortable at home, and brought her back from the hospital on Wednesday.  Longtime family … [Read more...]

Rep. John Lewis on Passing of Mrs. Evelyn Lowery

Rep. John Lewis made this statement upon hearing about the passing of Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery, the devoted wife of the Reverend Joseph Lowery and the founder of the SCLC Women, Inc. and the Drum Major for Justice awards. “When I heard that Mrs. Evelyn Lowery had passed, I was actually chairing … [Read more...]

The Fate of HBCUs

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com The Department of Education was the venue Wednesday for a meeting with Education Secretary Arnie Duncan and the new Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and black journalists. The hour-long session focused on changes … [Read more...]

Samuel L. Jackson on Obama: ‘Be a Leader. Be F—king Presidential’

By Brent Lang, thewrap.com The Avengers” star also predicts that Hillary Clinton will win if she runs Samuel L. Jackson has some harsh words for President Barack Obama. “Be a leader. Be fucking presidential,” Jackson told Playboy magazine in a wide-ranging interview on his career and … [Read more...]

Judge orders Bank of America to pay $2.2 million to African-American job seekers

Source: Department of Labor CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge Linda S. Chapman has ordered Bank of America Corp. to pay 1,147 African American job applicants $ 2,181,593 in back wages and interest for race-based hiring discrimination at the company’s Charlotte … [Read more...]