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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prescribing time and vigilance to tackle problems as entrenched in American society as racism and bias.
He also is urging patience, saying progress usually comes in small steps.
In an interview with BET (Black Entertainment Television), a cable TV channel, the president described his conversation with a group of young civil rights activists, including a leader of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, he hosted last week in the White House.
Racial tensions have been heightened by the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to …
By Karen Stokes
President Barack Obama celebrated Labor Day with the working people of Milwaukee at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park.
The annual event is to acknowledge the history and culture of the labor movement.
The president spoke for approximately 30 minutes on the economy, jobs, the successes and the challenges facing working Americans and the future of our country.
“It’s great to be back in Milwaukee,” said President Obama as he greeted an enthusiastic crowd of 6,000 supporters at Milwaukee’s Laborfest.
“We are here to celebrate something that sometimes the American people …
By Britney Donald
President Obama’s last visit to Labor Fest was in 2010.
According to a press release from the White House Press Office, President Obama held a speech on how to improve Milwaukee’s railways, roads and runways while planning to expand on various infrastructure.
Labor Fest is a two day event that begins on Sunday, Aug. 31. According to Milwaukee Events, this year’s theme is Coalition of Justice.
The event will take place at Henry Maier Festival Park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This family friendly event will be open to the public …
By George E. Curry
SOWETO, South Africa (NNPA) – President Barack Obama described Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black elected president, as “the last great liberator of the 20th century” and thanked the grieving nation for sharing their beloved former leader with the rest of the world.
Speaking Tuesday at a rain-soaked memorial service here attended by nearly 100 current and former international leaders, Obama said, “It is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life like no other.
To the people of South Africa, people of …
By Lynda L. Jones, editor
It is evident that much of the mainstream media has another agenda when they deliver the post analysis of the presidential and vice-presidential debates. To even suggest that Congressman Paul Ryan even came close to winning the debate against Vice- President Joe Biden, and that Mitt Romney won his debates with President Obama tells us their agenda is to defeat the Obama-Biden ticket.
Well, that is why other media like ours exists. We deliver the story that ‘mainstream’ does not and will not. But Tuesday night’s debate …
Compiled by Courier Staff
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) accompanied President Barack Obama on Air Force One to Milwaukee and on a tour of the Master Lock facility this week. She said that it is her hope that Master Lock will be a model for other companies in her district and across the country on the benefits of “insourcing”.
“It was so wonderful to have President Obama come to Milwaukee to highlight the great investments that Master Lock has made in our city.” Congresswoman Moore said.
She also addressed the president’s budget proposal. “The …
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the Obama Administration announced it is taking steps to increase college affordability by making it easier to manage student loan debt. The announcement is part of a series of executive actions to put Americans back to work and strengthen the economy because we can’t wait for Congressional Republicans to act.
The Administration is moving forward with a new “Pay As You Earn” proposal that will reduce monthly payments for more than one and a half million current college students and borrowers. Starting in 2014, borrowers will …
By Ezrah Aharone
The election of President Barack Obama is shifting America’s axis of race in ways that have yet to be politically quantified. But from a standpoint of Black political leadership, it signals a defi nite “changing of the guards.” The once-popular preacher/ protester ilk of leadership from the 1960s finds itself gasping for 21st century oxygen, as young Black leaders are cardcarrying democrats who can now “eyeball” whomever they please.
Perception suggests that African Americans are finally becoming politically powerful as a people. But every industrialized nation with an ethnically …