February 22, 2014 in National News, News
The Toledo Journal Newswire
Washington, DC – Earlier this week President Barack Obama; Attorney General Eric Holder; senior advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; and director of the Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Munoz; met with Black leaders of civil rights organizations at The White House to discuss jobs, income inequality, voter suppression, criminal justice reform and other issues that impact the Black community. Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, participated in the meeting and issued the following comments about the conversation:…
January 23, 2014 in Editorials, National News, News, Opinion, opinion/columns
By John W. Boyd Jr.
President, Black Farmers Association
President Obama is far out in front of our stale, stubborn Congress on the issue of expanding college education to more under-represented Americans, just as on many progressive programs this administration struggles to promote.
Last week the President announced his proposals to improve the college education system, but once again he has to use his executive powers to circumvent Congressional resistance and urge college presidents to do more to reach underserved populations. Why?…
August 22, 2012 in National News, News, Top Stories
The West Nile virus outbreak that has infected people in 38 states is on track to be the worst in history, a top official at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a news teleconference today
August 9, 2012 in National News, News, Top Stories
(AP/ABC News) The Miami man who had half his face chewed off by a deranged assailant told police that moments before the grisly assault began the man said to him, “You, me, buddy, and nobody else here. I’m going to kill you.”…