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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
One week before the midterm elections President Barack Obama shared the stage with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke in front of a cheering, energized crowd of approximately 3500 with 300 in an overflow area at North Division High School, 1101 W. Center St. in the central city of Milwaukee.
The president greeted the crowd: “Its good to be in Milwaukee and at North Division High School. Go Blue Devils!” Referring to the North Division team mascot.
“One week from today you get to choose a new governor,” said President …
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 MARK KENNEDY
AP Drama Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren’t contradictory things.
They were inseparable, and they were intertwined.
The African-American actress, who earned lead roles in movies and on Broadway, also spent her life fighting against injustice, even emceeing the 1963 March on Washington and protesting apartheid in South Africa.
“We are image makers. Why can’t we image makers become peacemakers, too?” she asked after she and her husband, Ossie Davis, accepted the Screen Actors Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2000.
That legacy of entertaining and …
Letter to the Editor
CNN // Donna Brazile
Editor’s note: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee.
She is a nationally syndicated columnist, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and author of “Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in America.”
She was manager for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign in 2000. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN) — I lost a friend and mentor today.
Maya Angelou was the voice of three generations. Her …
“My administration’s policies— from early childhood education to job training, to minimum wages—are designed to give a hand up to everybody, every child, every American willing to work hard and take responsibility for their own success. That’s the larger agenda.
But the plain fact is there are some Americans who, in the aggregate, are consistently doing worse in our society—groups that have had the odds stacked against them in unique ways that require unique solutions; groups who’ve seen fewer opportunities that have spanned generations.
And by almost every measure, the group that …
To highlight his commitment to the unemployed and workforce development as a part of his post State of the Union-Hangout Road Trip, President Obama visited the Milwaukee Area on Thursday to showcase a highly successful job training program designed by WRTP/BIG STEP in response to the industry driven workforce development needs of a local manufacturer GE Energy systems. After his speech on Thursday, President Obama signed the Executive Order on workforce development and gave a signing pen to WRTP/BIG STEP graduate and GE Energy employee, Reggie Troop who also introduced …
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released this statement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress.
“Tonight President Obama delivered a thoughtful address, outlining our nation’s priorities for 2014. From education reform and college affordability to job training and retirement security, there were many noteworthy items in his speech under the overall theme of opportunity, action and optimism.
“I am pleased that he used this moment, not simply as a messaging platform, but as a means to highlight how he intends to address some key legislative items this year. His …
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 …