Background



  • Jobless Angry at Possibility of No Benefits   - Friday, February 27, 2009
    As governors in nine states, mostly in the South, consider rejecting millions of dollars in federal stimulus money for increased unemployment insurance, there is growing anger among the ranks of the jobless in those states that they could be left out of a significant government benefit.
  • A view from the inside of poverty  - Friday, February 27, 2009
    Starting last year, the tide began to turn for many living in the Bay Area. Jobs disappeared and with them a sense of stability. The Association of Bay Area Governments estimates that 4,030 jobs were lost in the Bay Area in the latter part of 2008, with a projected loss of 56,800 jobs this year. The newly approved state budget cuts deeply into the services for the poor, disabled and elderly.
  • Obama aims high for higher education  - Friday, February 27, 2009
    Here's what's perhaps most unusual about President Obama's big budget proposals for higher education: That he's thinking about higher education at all.
  • Obama plans boost for low-income housing  - Friday, February 27, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing a big spending increase for programs that provide housing to the poor and invest in neighborhoods with large concentrations of poverty.
  • Stimulus give jobless $25 raise, more benefits  - Friday, February 27, 2009
    The federal stimulus act provides help for the unemployed, including a $25-per-week raise, more time to qualify for extended benefits, a partial federal tax break on unemployment compensation and subsidized health-insurance premiums.
  • 70 Youths Sue Former Judges in Detention Kickback Case   - Friday, February 27, 2009
    More than 70 juveniles and their families filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against two former judges who pleaded guilty this month in a scheme that involved their taking kickbacks to put young offenders in privately run detention centers.
  • Obama Proposes $634 Billion Fund For Health Care  - Thursday, February 26, 2009
    President Obama is proposing to begin a vast expansion of the U.S. health-care system by creating a $634 billion reserve fund over the next decade, launching an overhaul that most experts project will ultimately cost at least $1 trillion.
  • Obama Gets High Marks for 1st Month  - Tuesday, February 24, 2009
    As President Obama prepares to address a joint session of Congress tonight, he is receiving strong reviews for his first full month in office, but deep partisan fault lines are quickly reemerging.
  • 'Green' energy needs a big leap  - Monday, February 23, 2009
    Reporting from Washington -- When Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks about how Americans can break their addiction to oil and coal, he starts with his hi-fi amplifier. It's so old that the on-off light burned out long ago. But inside lies a technology that -- in its day -- was as revolutionary as the changes needed to solve the nation's energy problems.
  • Obama tells mayors he'll be watching  - Friday, February 21, 2009
    Reporting from Washington -- Even as President Obama told a gathering of the nation's mayors Friday that they have a friend in the White House, he warned that he would use the power of the presidency to crack down on them if they misuse stimulus dollars meant to boost the economy out of its doldrums.
  • AAPF Featuring Republican Candidates To Take Place September 27th In Baltimore  - Friday September 21, 2007
    The "All-American Presidential Forums On Pbs" Moderated By Tavis Smiley Featuring Republican Candidates To Take Place September 27th In Baltimore. The "All-American Presidential Forums on PBS" Moderated by Tavis Smiley will give Republican Presidential candidates an opportunity to make their case on the issues of concern for people of color. The Forum will take place on September 27th from 9 to 10:30 p.m (EDT), broadcast live on PBS from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • USA Today - "Smiley: GOP candidates ignore minorities"  - Friday September 14, 2007
    WASHINGTON - Three of the four leading Republican presidential candidates turned down invitations to a PBS debate this month at a historically black college in Baltimore, leading moderator Tavis Smiley on Thursday to accuse them of ignoring minority voters.
  • Fred Thompson Expected to Make First Major Appearance Since Declaring  - Thursday September 6, 2007
    Fred Thompson Expected to Make First Major Appearance Since Declaring The "All-American Presidential Forums on PBS" Moderated by Tavis Smiley will give Republican Presidential candidates an opportunity to make their case on the issues of concern for people of color. The Forum will take place on September 27th from 9 to 10:30 p.m (EDT), broadcast live on PBS from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • PBS Announces Plans to Broadcast 2007 Presidential Forums 2  - Wednesday August 22, 2007
    The "All-American Presidential Forums on PBS" Moderated by Tavis Smiley will give Republican Presidential candidates an opportunity to make their case on the issues of concern to people of color. The Forum will take place on September 27th from 9 to10:30 p.m. (EDT), broadcast live on PBS from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. An announcement regarding confirmed participants will be issued later this month, but all the major candidates are expected to participate.
  • Democratic Forum Gives Historic Nod To Blacks  - Tuesday July 3, 2007
    Democratic forum gives historic nod to blacks By DeWayne Wickham To be sure, this was a special time for African-Americans. It was a historic moment, the importance of which was lost on many among the small army of journalists who descended on Howard University last week to cover a gathering of the eight Democratic presidential contenders.
  • The GOP and the black vote in '08  - Tuesday July 3, 2007
    Watching the third debate between the Democratic candidates for president on PBS at Howard University, I was struck by the juxtaposition of mostly white men and women discussing issues primarily related to people of color. It struck me vividly that if the GOP is ever to regain its lost ground with African-American voters, a good place to start would be to commit itself to debating the very same issues before a largely black audience at any one of our great Historically Black Colleges ...
  • The Covenant in Action Tour  - Tuesday November 21, 2006
    The Covenant in Action tells just a few of the stories of the wonderful things that Black people have done to advance the Covenant goals. It describes activities that have been instigated by the Covenant and it offers profiles of young Black activists who exemplify the quality of leadership that is emerging from the next generation. To encourage and increase that capacity, the Covenant in Action includes a toolkit to help us systematically take on the issues described in the Covenant,
  • THE COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA CLIMBS TO #1 ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW  - Friday April 14, 2006
    LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2006) ý Spurred by Black radio and word of mouth, the Covenant with Black America, a collection of essays by African Americans that examines issues such as education, health care and judicial disparities through facts and suggestions for action, is the #1 nonfiction, paperback book in America (New York Times Book Review, April 23, 2006).


   
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