This week’s New York governor’s debate was supposed to be a clash between Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Carl Paladino. Continue reading
Dr. Henry Givens Jr., president of Harris-Stowe State University, has been appointed by the Obama administration to serve on the White House Initiative of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCU) Capital Financing Advisory Board. The appointment, which is effective immediately, ends on September 30, 2013. Continue reading
Thanks to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics — the fact that he is African-American and president — Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious issues of America’s racial legacy: reparations, the idea that the descendants of American slaves should receive compensation for their ancestors’ unpaid labor and bondage. Continue reading
After a year’s worth of debates, delays, and parliamentary maneuvering, the House of Representatives approved historic legislation to revamp the nation’s health care system this evening.
By an 219 to 212 margin, the measure narrowly cleared after a day of debate that featured impassioned protests from Republican opponents on grounds of fiscal excess and expanded government power – and just-as-emphatic support from Democrats citing the moral imperative to help those suffering under the current system. Continue reading
First lady Michelle Obama plans to make three commencement addresses Continue reading