What a Few in the 42 Are Up To

QUICK HITS:Nov. 21, TX — Sheila Jackson Lee pinned new medals onto 66 year old Vietnam vet C.B. Black after the original medals were lost in a house fire in the early 70′s. Nov. 28,...

Clyburn Gets to Go To All the Cool Stuff

First the State Dinner now this. Jim Clyburn knew what he was doing when he became a member of the leadership team. The following is a list of members who will meet with President Obama and be...

Black Unemployment

Again: 35% of black men aged 16 to 24 unemployed. WASHINGTON DC — Even though the Financial Services 10 has already done a little something, let’s see if the Chair of the CBC has anything...

Jobs "Summit" Thursday

WASHINGTON DC — Another summit Thursday. Yet another. There have already been White House “summits” on distracted driving, health care, swine flu and fiscal responsibility. No matter...

36 Million Using Food Stamps

NYT on food stamps: The number of recipients has risen by 10 million in two years. Another sign of the economic times.

Prison Industrial Complex

Tune in next week as I explain to you why the three women in this photo are upset. One is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, one is a State Senator in Virginia and the third woman (at...

Where’s the CBC? Will We Know Next Week?

NYT, Nov 15, 2009: “With unemployment among blacks at more than 15 percent, the N.A.A.C.P. will join several other groups on Tuesday to call on President Obama to do more to create job...

Prison-industrial Complex

Eric Schlosser (writer): “The ‘prison-industrial complex’ is not only a set of interest groups and institutions; it is also a state of mind. The lure of big money is corrupting...

The President Was Never in Danger…

I gotta say one thing: The White House has shifted into full let’s-get-it-all-out-mode. They released the picture of the party crashes greeting the President onto their flickr site....

Profiling at a State Dinner

WASHINGTON DC — I can’t wait to ask Elijah Cummings, Jim Clyburn, and Eleanor Holmes Norton whether or not they were checked at the door and their invitations carefully glanced upon as they...

CBC’s FS-10 Busts A Move Over Jobs

Joyce Jones from Black Enterprise and I noticed last Thursday, Nov. 19, the ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus who are on the the House Financial Services met in the Speaker’s...

Black Radio Hearing Wed Will Be a Doozy

More on the way in which black radio listeners are counted. If these are the press releases flying back and fourth imagine what will break out at the hearing? Towns presser: “Chairman Towns...