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In 1984, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young described the inner circle of Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale as “smart a– White boys” who thought they knew everything.
Although the continent of Africa has 54 countries, the nation that received the most attention at last week’s US-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C., was China. That’s because the U.S. is trying to catch up with and surpass the Asian superpower. Africa has six of the top 10 fastest-growing economies: Angola, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Chad, Mozambique and Rwanda. From 2011-2015, Africa is expected to hold seven of the top 10 spots: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Congo, Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria.
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the federal government and private U.S. companies are investing $33 billion in Africa – $12 billion in new commitments
The two conflicting appeals court rulings last week on the legality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act – one supporting it and the other rejecting the health law – underscore the nexus between politics and the judiciary. All of the judges voting to uphold the ACA were appointed by Democrats. All of the judges voting to strike down the law were appointed by Republicans.
Almost lost among the news last week about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news:
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again.
After working 37 years for General Motors, it is not unusual for Eric Peterson, vice president of Diversity Dealer Relations, to walk into a Black dealership and be introduced to one of the owner’s children.
Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown song: “Hoes ain’t loyal.” Bryant could have avoided controversy – and been on point – if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.” They ain’t, to borrow the vernacular.
If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt.
Rapidly expanding technology, social media and new smart phone apps are no substitute for the hard work needed to fight persistent racism in the United States, said Thomas N. Todd, a longtime Chicago activist and civil rights lawyer.