Archives for January 2014

CBC Chair Marcia L. Fudge’s Statement in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For Immediate Release “In 1968, Dr. King spent his last birthday working on the Poor People’s Campaign to bring attention to the need for economic justice in America.  If he were alive today, I wonder how he would feel about the state of our country and of our world. “I believe Dr. King would … [Read more...]

Flashback: Helms Stalls King’s Day In Senate

By Helen Dewar Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesady, October 4, 1983; Page A01 Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), charging that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. espoused "action-oriented Marxism" and other "radical political" views, yesterday temporarily blocked Senate action on a House-passed bill to … [Read more...]

The MLK National Holiday

By: April Ryan, AURN Today marks the federal holiday celebrating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April Ryan reports. Listen:  More news and information at AURN.com. … [Read more...]

Fact Sheet: The President and First Lady’s Call to Action on College Opportunity

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2014   FACT SHEET: The President and First Lady’s Call to Action on College Opportunity To view the White House report on Increasing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students, click HERE.  To view the … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama’s 2nd gown lent to Smithsonian

By: Brett Zongker, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's fashion is making history again, at least for the next year, as her second inaugural gown will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution. Before it's stowed away for a future presidential library, Obama's ruby-colored chiffon gown made … [Read more...]

First lady hits the half-century mark on Friday

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Approaching a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama exuberantly describes herself as "50 and fabulous." She's celebrating already and a big birthday blowout is in the works for this weekend at the White House. The nation's first lady hits the … [Read more...]

Nearly 2.2 million Americans selected plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace from October through December

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 13, 2014 Nearly 2.2 million Americans selected plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace from October through December Thirty percent of those who selected plans were under age 35 Nearly 2.2 million people have selected plans from the state and … [Read more...]

Magic Johnson: #GetCovered Because Earlier Detection Can Save People’s Lives

Source: Whitehouse.gov No matter how old you are or what your profession is, an injury or illness could happen to anyone at any time. Watch Magic Johnson talk about what having quality health care has meant to him — then pass it on. … [Read more...]

Fixing Discrimination Through School Discipline

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The Departments of Education and the Justice are focused on school discipline by enforcing some old standards and guidelines promoting a more holistic approach when it comes to school discipline. The guidelines are meant to cut into the numbers of student … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Passing of Ariel Sharon

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2014 Statement by the President on the Passing of Ariel Sharon On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and … [Read more...]