President Obama today is announcing legislation that will remove a requirement for job applicants to check a box if they have a criminal record. This will be mandated in the federal government’s hiring process. While this rule used to be seen as a way for potential employers to screen criminal backgrounds, it has increasingly led […]
President Obama today met with Caban leader Raul Castro in the highest level talks the two countries have had in nearly 60 years. President Castro even said: “In my opinion, President Obama is an honest man.” These are tremendous strides for 2 countries who have been at odds politically for 6 decades. To read more […]
On the heels of the George Zimmerman acquittal of 2nd degree and manslaughter charges against Trayvon Martin, President Obama weighed in. While many found his speech timely and thought provoking, author and political commentator Tavis Smiley was just provoked. He called it ““as weak as pre-sweetened Kool-Aid” on Twitter, and went further this morning on […]
President Obama visited the victims of the devastating tornado that ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma this past week. Calling the toll “hard to comprehend”, he vowed to give federal government resources for the long term rebuild. To read more about the President’s visit, click here.
In the last 2 weeks, President Obama’s administration has come under fire for what some people believe to be political scandals, and others believe to be legitimate scandals. The belief seems to be divided by which political party you belong to. Washington Post columnist Chris Cillizza has his take on it, which you can read […]
Morehouse President John S. Wilson is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to commencement speakers. Reverend Kevin R. Johnson, scheduled to speak at ceremonies scheduled before the actual graduation is not only a Morehouse alum, but also a critic of President Obama. Johnson published an artice titled “A President for […]
What better way to end your college career than to have an influential president address your class for commencement? Well Howard University and Morehouse College students will be experiencing just that in May. President Sidney Ribeau of Howard University in a press release today, confirmed that former president Bill Clinton will be delivering the school’s […]
WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $45,635,181 to renew support for 215 local homeless housing and service programs in Maryland. Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care programs, the funding announced today will ensure these HUD-assisted local homeless assistance programs remain operating in the coming year. Later this year, HUD […]