VIA Charlotte Observer Emergency management officials along the North Carolina coast have begun preparations for the approach of powerful Hurricane Earl, which is forecast to brush the Outer Banks late Thursday. A few evacuations are planned, and authorities are making sure crews and machinery are ready to deal with possible power outages and flooding. Now […]
VIA: WashingtonPost.com President Barack Obama visited New Orleans to get a tour of the city 5 years after Katrina. During his visit he sat down with NBC News’ Brian Williams. President Obama talks to Williams about the role of government in post-Katrina New Orleans, cleaning up the Gulf and his faith. Check out the conversation […]
Under intense pressure from President Barack Obama, BP Plc agreed on Wednesday to set up a $20 billion fund for damage claims from its huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill and suspended dividend payments to its shareholders.
VIA BLACK CHRISTIAN NEWS President Obama and his family are worshiping this Easter Sunday at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a 2,500-member congregation in the poorest section of the nation’s capital. White House officials said that Allen Chapel, in Southeast Washington, was selected because the church has more than 50 programs that reach deep […]
via NewsOne Though the House of Representatives made history last night by passing a sweeping health care reform bill, this fight is far from over. President Obama still has to sign the overhaul into law, and once he does so there remain several “fixes” to be made to the bill and a great deal of […]
Among the outspoken African-American political and social figures that have criticized President Obama for not doing more for black Americans in these tough economic times, Al Sharpton has emerged as the voice of support for Obama’s presidential initiatives designed to help all Americans. According to an article written for The Wall Street Journal, “President Barack […]
VIA: www.newsone.com Recently, President Barack Obama pledged his efforts as well as $900 million to stop the national high school drop out crisis. The efforts of one leader and money are not enough to stop the problem, but it is a start. The current education system offers no skills or career opportunities to the many […]
Via: NewsOne.com Via: NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday night that leaders in Washington face a “deficit of trust,” as he used his first State of the Union address to try to restore public confidence in his administration and to convince the American people that he is intensely focused on the issues that concern […]