Politics

Brooklyn and Philadelphia DA’s Take Courageous Steps and Indict the Police

By Frederick H. Lowe The Brooklyn and Philadelphia District Attorneys, both African-American men, have gone where their white colleagues have feared or refused to go by indicting sworn police officers for misconduct and illegal shooting deaths of unarmed civilians. Ken Thompson, the Brooklyn or Kings County, N.Y., District Attorney, Wednesday announced a grand jury indictment of New York City Police[Read More…]

President Obama’s Ratings Are Up

President Barack Obama received a 50 percent job-approval rating, following his State of the Union address this month, but among African Americans, his ratings dropped three percentage points, according to a Gallup Politics survey. During his State of the Union address on Jan. 20th, President Obama delivered a populist message calling for free tuition at the nation’s junior colleges and[Read More…]

Infrastructure Needs, New Technology at Top of Agenda for Transportation Secretary Foxx

 The head of the DOT seeks a national focus on transportation systems By Burney Simpson WASHINGTON—The nation’s transportation infrastructure needs to be expanded in regions where the population is growing and repaired where it is wearing out, but intransigence on Capitol Hill makes it difficult to move forward on such huge projects, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Monday[Read More…]

New CBC Chair Declares ‘Black America Is In a State of Emergency’

Butterfield takes helm, vowing continued fight against police abuses and for criminal justice reforms By Joyce Jones (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the 24th chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is taking the reins of the CBC at a pivotal moment in Black history. Despite all of the progress that African-Americans have made since the group was[Read More…]

The “Mainstream” Press Protects Chicken Hawks

by A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) Once again the American press is allowing chicken hawks and armchair warriors to rant about the U.S. going to war in the Middle East without asking them one very basic question. That question is whether a single son, grandson, brother, sister, niece, or nephew of the trash-talking warmongers will actually fight to defend the national security[Read More…]

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