Category: POLITICS

Tavis Smiley Discusses His New Book Accountable: Making America as Good as It’s Promise, Barack Obama and the Traveling Exhibit America I Am: The African American Imprint

Tavis Smiley Discusses His New Book Accountable: Making America as Good as It’s Promise, Barack Obama and the Traveling Exhibit America I Am: The African American Imprint

Tavis Smiley’s Accountable: Making America as Good as Its Promise provides real-life examples of how crucial issues — including health care, education, the economy, unequal justice, and the environment — manifest themselves in our communities. The book demonstrates the urgent need to hold politicians and ourselves responsible, because the stakes have never been higher. Accountable [...]

March 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch From Harlem–March 18, 2009

Obama Watch From Harlem–March 18, 2009

Obama fills out Final Four bracket for ESPN Jay Leno announces surprise ‘guest’ with Barack Obama Thursday Bush declines to criticize Obama in Canada speech Obama to Appear Sunday on ’60 Minutes’ March 22 President Obama’s special pile of daily mail Obama to Plug Green Jobs at Cali Electric Car Lab Adding Pressure to Sudan, [...]

March 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Comes to Harlem

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Comes to Harlem

The Friends of Barbara Lee, a group of local women and members of local non-profit organizations invite members of the Harlem and NYC community, as well as local politicians, to a book signing for Congresswoman Barbara Lee where she will discuss and sign her new book, Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks [...]

March 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Coffee with RNC Chairman Michael Steele

Coffee with RNC Chairman Michael Steele

RNC Chairman Michael Steele is coming to NYC on April 1st. To find out how to have coffee with him, click here. He will also be meeting with people in Miami, Chicago, Dallas and LA.

March 16, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Obama Watch From Harlem–March 16, 2009

Obama Watch From Harlem–March 16, 2009

Obama picks FDA chief, creates new safety panel Michelle Obama comic book to be released in April Obama administration dropping ‘enemy combatant’ term Principal: student can’t wear Obama mask in show Getting lost in Amazon? Obama banters with Lula Obama to unveil plans to help small businesses Cheney: Obama terrorism policies make U.S. vulnerable Zakaria: [...]

March 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s Portrait Unveiled

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s Portrait Unveiled

Portrait painted by artist Kadir Nelson (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ***** Recently, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairwoman Barbara Lee, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a portrait unveiling ceremony for the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. In 1968, Chisholm became the first [...]

March 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch From Harlem–March 13, 2009

Obama Watch From Harlem–March 13, 2009

Obama Car About to Get Repo’d Obama appointee on leave after FBI raid Media Pans Obama Over Earmarks Michelle Obama Shines Her Spotlight on Military Families Obama’s Debt to New Orleans Obama Defends Agenda as More Than Recession Obama Considering Guard Troops on Texas-Mexico Border Smiley Holds Obama — And You — Accountable Obama Calls [...]

March 13, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch From Harlem–March 11, 2009

Obama Watch From Harlem–March 11, 2009

Why Some Black Leaders ‘Hate’ President Obama Obama Creates White House Women’s Council Obama backs teacher merit pay, charter schools Obama calls violence in Darfur ‘not acceptable’ 50 days in, Obama juggles crises

March 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch March 9, 2009

Obama Watch March 9, 2009

Obama Disses Economics Blogs Obama: Let’s Fix The Economy First Before Talking About Race Obama’s Pledge to Prune Pentagon Raises Fear of Job Cuts Obama leads birthday salute to Ted Kennedy Oprah finally shares her cover — with Michelle Obama GOP Looks To Escalate Attacks Against Obama Obama Ponders Outreach to Elements of Taliban Obama [...]

March 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch March 6, 2009

Obama Watch March 6, 2009

President Obama Takes on the Defense Contractors; “We’re Spending Money on Things We Don’t Need” Alicia Keys Poses as First Lady Michelle Obama Rush Limbaugh Challenges President Obama to a Debate Is Europe Falling Out of Love with Obama? Obama’s Other Gray Matter Obama to make 1st Europe trip as president in March Obama pledges [...]

March 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual Legislative Conference and the Republicans

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual Legislative Conference and the Republicans

To read the full article in the Right Wing News, click here. I find it interesting that Michael Steele is not on the agenda. He’s been everywhere talking about making the party more inclusive. There’s a couple more days until the conference. It’s going to be interesting to see who show’s up. To learn more [...]

March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Michelle Obama on Her Vogue Cover

Michelle Obama on Her Vogue Cover

“While I don’t consider myself a fashionista,” she says, “I thought it was good for my daughters and little girls just like them , who haven’t seen themselves represented in these magazines, hopefully to talk more broadly about what beauty is, what intelligence is, what counts.” ****** To see what one blogger is doing about [...]

March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch March 4, 2009

Obama Watch March 4, 2009

Jindal on Obama: I’m ‘not nearly as good of a speaker’ First Lady Marks Women’s History Month at Arlington Women’s Memorial Obama trade nominee to pay $10,000 in back taxes What Obama’s Health Care Budget Means For You Obama and Brown urge global action on economy Obama denies offering Russia missile shield deal Obama: Some [...]

March 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Chuck D and D. L. Hughley Discuss the Republican Party with Michael Steele

Chuck D and D. L. Hughley Discuss the Republican Party with Michael Steele

Chuck D and D. L. Hughley have a discussion with Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee. They discuss Steele’s suggestion for the Republican Party build a relationship with members of the hip hop community to diversify the Republican party.

March 3, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Desmond Tutu — Will Africa Let Sudan Off the Hook?

Desmond Tutu — Will Africa Let Sudan Off the Hook?

The expected issuance of an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan by the International Criminal Court tomorrow presents a stark choice for African leaders – are they on the side of justice or on the side of injustice? Are they on the side of the victim or the oppressor? The choice is [...]

March 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Governor David Paterson’s Job Approval Rating at a Historic Low

Governor David Paterson’s Job Approval Rating at a Historic Low

According to the New York Times, Governor David Paterson’s approval rating is the lowest of any governor in the past 27 years. Granted the 1,045 registered voter sample was small, very small compared to the millions of New Yorkers, but could it be accurate? Is Governor Paterson really doing bad or is New York’s high [...]

March 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch March 2, 2009

Obama Watch March 2, 2009

Obama Touts Budget at State of the Black Union After watching hoops, Obama takes to the court Criticism rains on Obama’s farm subsidy cut idea Data about Obama’s helicopter breached via P2P? Obama to visit Prague on April 5: Czech PM Biggest obstacle for Obama: Congress Mayor to quit over Obama watermelon e-mail Cashing in [...]

March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch February 27, 2009

Obama Watch February 27, 2009

Obama’s Speech: 52 Million-Plus TV Viewers American reaction mixed on Obama budget Three Small Business Owners Who Love Obama’s Stimulus Michelle Obama: First dog arriving in April Obama Gaffe: America Didn’t Invent Automobile Michelle Obama Goes Sleeveless, Again Obama proposes new wireless spectrum fee Obama seeks $634B over 10 years for health care Will Obama [...]

February 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More