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By Karen Stokes
A long line of hundreds of people waited to enter the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee to see First Lady Michelle Obama.
The First lady was in Milwaukee to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.
“Why wouldn’t I be here?” Obama said. “I see a lot of old friends who were with us when Barack first took office.”
The packed, energized room was filled with a diverse audience of people of every race.
There were both youth and many elderly citizens in attendance. The group was united in support of Mary …
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By Freddie Allen
NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With less than two weeks left to sign up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, grassroots supporters of the mandatory law and federal health officials are rushing to enroll Blacks, other people of color and young people in order to meet the Obama administration’s goal of reaching 7 million people by the end of this month.
The administration has enlisted past and present NBA superstars Lebron James, Magic Johnson and Alonzo Mourning for television ads urging people to get enrolled by …
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress.
“Tonight the President set an aggressive agenda for America. His plan to refocus our efforts on bringing about solid economic growth for all Americans through manufacturing, infrastructure, clean and renewable energy, skills training for American workers, and a renewed commitment to education are critical to this country moving forward.
“With the recent success of the manufacturing sector adding nearly 500,000 jobs over the past three years, I was glad that he is committed …
By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s sermon on Inaugural Sunday was titled, “Their Watching in the Stands.” The Chapel on the Howard University’s campus was filled to capacity as Rev. Wright spoke of a relay race toward equality. He preached of ancestors watching this race for equality to see if their work was in vain.
Former head of Chicago’s Trinity Church, Rev. Wright spoke of an obligation to carry on the work of those who had already sacrificed themselves as well as a duty to create a better world for those …
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On Friday, Nov. 16, The Community Brainstorming Conference (CBC) will hold its 23rd Annual James Baker Award Dinner at The Radisson Milwaukee North Shore located at, 7065 North Port Washington Rd.
The dinner will begin with a social hour at 5:30 pm, and continue into a dinner at 6:30 pm followed by a program beginning at 7:30 pm.
CBC takes pride in this Annual James Howard Baker Award event. Prior to his untimely death in 1990, Baker was known in the community for his unending research and constant advocacy for the inclusion …
President Obama will vote early in Chicago on Oct. 25, and that First Lady Michelle Obama casted her Illinois absentee ballot by mail this week. The President and First Lady are making history by voting early in person and by mail in order to promote the ease, convenience, and importance of voting.
Obama for America has released a photo of First Lady Michelle Obama preparing to mail her Illinois absentee ballot on Oct. 15 from the White House.
With many states now offering voters the opportunity to vote early in person or …
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First Lady Michelle Obama had a task to fulfill at Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention (DNC), and that was to explain to the country why her husband, President Barack Obama deserves four more years as the leader of this nation. She more than surpassed that task with her speech, she brought tears, cheers, and she gave accounts of the president’s successes, obstacles and struggles before he took office and since he has served in office.
Michelle Obama brought the focus of this race for the White House back …
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to a capacity filled crowd last week at Bradley Tech High School’s gymnasium. She was in town to speak on the president’s accomplishments during his first term, and what’s at stake in this election for Wisconsinites and encouraged them to help organize their communities between now and November. And, as part of the campaign’s new ‘ It Takes One’ effort, the First Lady asked every supporter to help grow Obama for America’s national grassroots network. Before leaving town she stopped in Oak Creek to meet …
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Request For Workshop Proposals Deadline: April 30th, 2012
Growing Power is proud to announce its request for proposals for workshop presentations. At this year’s conference we expect to have over 100 breakout sessions, we anticipate over 3,000 participants will attend, and we have invited First Lady Michelle Obama to be our keynote speaker. We are seeking innovative multidisciplinary workshop proposals focusing on the 2012 conference theme, Growing the Good Food Revolution, from folks who are actively operating urban and small farms and those who are working in areas that support this …
By Wendell Hutson
Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader
Keisha Abrams, a 43-yearold diabetic, has shopped at a South Side Walgreens for 20 years and now shops there even more since the drugstore chain sells fresh fruits and vegetables. “I spend just about as much time here (at Walgreens) as I do at home.
The employees know me well and I know them and I am thankful to Walgreens for offering fresh fruits and vegetables,” she said, emotionally. “And I thank First Lady Michelle Obama for bringing awareness to this …