Don’t We Have 9% Unemployment + 2 Wars? When Your Leaders Can’t Even Agree on the Date of a Speech

Don’t we have 9% unemployment and two wars to worry about? Once again: Too many of our contemporary public officials can barely agree on trivial matters much less major policy. We are now...

West to Cleaver on Carson: “I will have to seriously reconsider my membership…”

Sad isn’t it? That at a time when the unemployment rate is at 9% overall and 40% in several communities this is what your elected officials are focused on: He said/she said foolishness. ...

Will Obama Mention Black Unemployment @ Sept 7 Joint Session?

Joint Session of Congress on September 7th. The last time the President specifically mentioned black unemployment in in a speech was April 6 at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network...

Where is Eric Cantor?

They’re all there: Scott, McDonnell, Vilsack, Rigell, Forbes, Wittman, Fraim, Oder, Napolitano… on and on, your elected officials… Ds and Rs from VA Beach to Richmond… but...

Angelou: Incorrect King “Drum Major” Quote Makes Him Into “Arrogant Twit”

Poet Maya Angelou isn’t happy that the makers of the King Memorial paraphrased a “quote” inscribed on the side of the memorial.  Read this interesting story in the Washington...

Long Term Unemployed in Obama’s New Jobs Plan?

“…. The president is looking at a program such as Georgia Works — which gives unemployed Americans eight weeks of training at a local company while allowing them to still...

Hurricane Maxine + the Last Stop on the CBC Jobs Tour: LOS ANGELES

Hurricane Maxine and the last stop of the CBC JOBS TOUR.  Tonight in Los Angeles, the Congressional Black Caucus will have the last town hall of their five city jobs tour.  This tour began on...

Cardiss Collins: CBC vs Jimmy Carter

Today on the Tom Joyner show President Obama said such disputes with the CBC are “the nature of the job.”  The President will talk jobs in Detroit on Labor Day Monday. Everything old...

WED@7P: WHUR-FM 96.3 with Harold Fisher

On WEDNESDAY at about 7:10PM I’ll be on WHUR-FM 96.3 FM radio in Washington DC on The Daily Drum with Harold Fisher and George Wilson. We’ll talk about the King Memorial an...

7:20AM Wed Morning: POTUS on Sirius/XM 124

7:20AM SIRIUS 124 / XM 124: see here I will be on POTUS tomorrow early in the morning — YES — really early in the morning as a matter of fact.  Usually I wake up at 6AM anyway so...

Martin Sends a Message?

I’m not a big believer in bad karma and all that… but… I’ve been trying hard not to “go there” for a week, but…  The week that included the four days...

4:30PM Today – Earl Ingram Show – 1290-WMCS AM Milwaukee

1290-WMCS AM Milwaukee. Every Tuesday I will be on the Earl Ingram Show.  Earl Ingram is the host of The Evening Rush in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The show airs central time from 3pm to 6pm every...

Emmett Till

Today was supposed to be the day that the memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr was to be dedicated on the national mall but Hurricane Irene prevented all that. Thanks to several APA fraternity...

Gil Noble on News Coverage, Media, Race and Journalism

Longtime host of “Like It Is” Gil Noble suffered a stroke weeks ago and has been in the hospital.  This is an interesting video clip from the Camille Cosby oral history project Noble...