HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Former state Auditor General Jack Wagner tossed his hat into Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial ring Thursday, voicing confidence that he would qualify for…
RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—Two weeks ago, I was sent a video of a Hispanic woman interrupting a speech by Jeff Stratton, president of McDonald’s USA. He was giving a speech at the Union League Club of Chicago. Nancy Salgado, the Hispanic woman in question, became Exhibit A for what’s gone wrong in today’s workforce: rudeness and what the Bible calls slothfulness.
by Kenya King A one-way ticket to anywhere in the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina brought a vast number of displaced New Orleanians to the hotbed of the South – Atlanta – where Black political power precipitates African-American entrepreneurship, and where a cultural melting pot begets the crux of artistic expression from Mozart to hip-hop. Even since the 1970s, and still today, Atlanta has been Christened as the Black Mecca and for many and is a city where African Americans are believed to have the best opportunities for prosperity or for reinventing themselves. Fifty years after of the March on Washington and the “I Have a Dream” speech, what has Black Atlanta achieved, and is it still a place for African Americans to thrive?
In this courtroom sketch, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, sits between his attorneys Harold Gurewitz, left, and Margaret Raben before federal Judge Nancy Edmunds during his sentencing in federal court on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jerry Lemenu) DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.
This photo combination shows the declared candidates for Pennsylvania’s 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Top row, from left, are U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Pentecostal minister Max…
Newark Mayor Cory Booker (CNN Photo) by Dan Merica WASHINGTON (CNN) — Cory Booker already had a national identity before he decided to run for senator. The media-savvy, tweet-happy mayor from Newark — who easily won the New Jersey Democratic primary for Senate last Tuesday — has been known for his man-of-the-people streak, charismatic presence and social media intensity, or as some say, fixation.
Laurene Powel Jobs and former Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. (Courtesy Photo) (NNPA)–A shared interest in education reform has blossomed into romance for the…
In this picture taken July 25, 2013, Karamba Diaby, a German Social Democratic Party candidate talks with citizen Heidi Juergens during an election campaign in Halle , central Germany, Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) HALLE, Germany (AP) — Karamba Diaby makes his way through the historic heart of Halle with the speed of a seasoned politician: slowly. More than two decades of involvement in local politics means the 51-year-old immigrant can’t go more than a few steps without being stopped for a chat. Two months before Germany’s general elections each handshake and greeting carries added significance because Diaby is intent on becoming the country’s first Black member of Parliament. He listens patiently to his constituents and responds in fluent German with a strong Franco-African accent, courtesy of his Senegalese origins.
DR. JASON JOHNSON On January 7th, 2008, at the start of the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton sat down to an interview with then-Fox News correspondent Major Garrett. He read her a quote from a speech by then candidate Barack Obama about how Martin Luther King inspired Americans to not give up hope, no matter how grand the dream. Hillary’s response was telling: