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Jarett Fields ER Room
By Jarett Fields
The Obama Administration is charting a new course in higher education access. Called the American College Initiative by some, the President’s goal is for the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world, by 2020.
A major focus of the initiative, specifically, is to increase college enrollment and graduation among low-income and first-generation students.
As the leading Democrat for Education Reform, President Obama has expressed his intention to change the current trajectory of education for our most vulnerable students.
Nationally, the six-year college …
“We are damned if we do and, damned if we don’t” – Congresswoman Gwen Moore
By Frederick Dakarai and Courier Staff
While in town for the weekend after recovering from knee replacement surgery, Congresswoman Gwen Moore took time to speak to The Courier about her thoughts of the crisis in Syria.
On August 21 there was an attack against the rebel forces fighting the government of Syria in which reports state that there were 281 to as high as 1,429 rebels killed by the chemical weapon, sarin.
On September 9, 2013 Congresswoman Moore and …
Chief Flynn joined Barrett for second round of Washington meetings
By Lynda L. Jones, Editor
This week, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett joined 17 other mayors from across the U.S. at the invitation of President Obama to sit down and discuss the nation’s crisis of youth violence at the White House.
In addition to the mayors were Attorney General Eric Holder, and Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama.
According to Mayor Barrett who addressed local media on Wednesday, the day after the meeting, President Obama made it clear from the beginning that he did …
By Marc Morial
President of the National Urban League
“We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we’ve come to cash this check…” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 1963 March on Washington.
This Saturday, August 24th, 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King stirred the conscience of the nation with a dream “deeply rooted in the American Dream,” the National Urban League will join thousands of citizens in a return pilgrimage to the Lincoln Memorial and the new King …
By Maya Rhodan
When Rep. Gwen Moore [D-Wisc.] stood near President Obama last Thursday as he signed the Violence Against Women Act into law, as a rape survivor, she knew the benefit of the legislation as well as well as anyone in the room.
“I am so pleased to join President Obama and so many of my colleagues for this historic signing,” she said. “The reauthorization of VAWA has been a long time coming, but the majority of Congress finally came together and did the right thing on behalf of …
Compiled by Courier Staff
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 …
Special to NNPA from McFarlane Media
By Harry Colbert, Jr., Contributing Editor
and Al McFarlane, Editor-in-Chief, Insight News
Minneapolis – During the 1990s Minneapolis earned the dubious moniker, Murderapolis for its high number of shootings and murders, but the city is now being hailed as a national model in reducing crime.
The city’s turnaround is the reason President Barack Obama chose north Minneapolis as the setting for his first speech outside of Washington D.C. on the issue of gun control. The president, who has made gun control his chief initiative in his second …
By George E. Curry
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (NNPA) – Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama of consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black colleges, key groups that were critical to his re-election in November.
Speaking Friday at the mid-winter convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Hastings, a former federal judge, said the Congressional Black Caucus carefully vetted candidates they felt would be ideal for the second Obama administration, which has come under criticism for being dominated by White males.
“The Black …
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 …
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement following President Obama’s announcement of his proposal to prevent and reduce gun violence through the implementation of 23 executive actions and calling on Congress to take a series of steps to ban military-style assault weapons, ban high-capacity assault magazines, strengthen our background check system, and address a series of other challenges:
“Unfortunately, my home state of Wisconsin has seen a rash of gun violence over the past year, including a shooting at a local area Sikh Temple which …