Kentucky is poised to inaugurate its first African-American woman to statewide office, Jenean Hampton — and she is a Republican.
By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson The newly elected Republican Speaker of the House, Congressman Paul Ryan, has declared that he wants to work with Democrats and Republicans alike. In his first speech as the Speaker of the House, he asked his colleagues to pray for one another, saying that significant problems were not being solved […]
DES MOINES—Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire today released the following statement in response to the cancellation of the Republican Brown and Black Forum, which had been scheduled for Dec. 3 in Des Moines. “It is disappointing that Republican voters in Iowa will be unable to see their candidates talk about issues important to minority […]
Are green groups using the campaign finance system like other special interest through Political Action Committees (PACs) or otherwise?
As a matter of fact, green Political Action Committees (PACs) emerged as major funders last fall in the run-up to the 2014 Congressional elections, and look to play an even larger role in next year’s Presidential and other races. According to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), PACs are political committees, typically representing specific business, labor […]
NDG’s View As we have recently witnessed, institutional racism is still very present in our society. Structures and strictures set in place to control, restrict or repress certain groups have revealed itself in our higher educational arenas. Our colleges and universities across our beloved county, alongside our American society, are yet crippled by the long […]
Libero Della Piana By Libero Della Piana As a first-year student at Brown University, twenty-five years ago, I was detained by campus security for trespassing. In my own dorm. In sock feet. You see, I’d left my room to go to the bathroom and didn’t bring my college ID along. I guess I should have […]
By Ken Goodgames According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, almost 43 million Americans are either “unbanked” or “underbanked,” meaning consumers who have little to no access to traditional lending institutions. Of these, over half – 56 percent – are minorities in our communities: African-American, Latino or American Indian. A Prepaid Debit […]
By Quin Hillyer, Urban News Service Thousands of black coal miners, truck drivers and factory workers will lose their jobs as new clean air regulations take effect, says Harry Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. These new rules, which President Barack Obama announced in August with fanfare, require that carbon dioxide emissions be […]