Archive for February, 2009

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, released findings this week from a survey it conducted among nearly 700 African Americans in 11 southern states from February 6 – 22, 2009, just after the inauguration. Ninety percent of respondents believe the President is doing a good job and 80% are pleased with his choice of Hillary […]


After three weeks, America’s chocolate sweethearts are reportedly back together or, at least, trying to work it out. Let’s hope these lovely kids get some help. Otherwise, we really shouldn’t judge or spend so much time minding their business. Speak your peace.


Saad Bedrie Hussein, an HIV-positive Ehtiopian man who is now in custody, sent President¬†Obama a letter with his blood on it, back in December, to request tickets to the inauguration. We just don’t know what to say. Speak your peace.


Radio personality and comedian Steve Harvey finds himself in rare company on the New York Times best-seller list. His book — Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man — is #1 on the hardcover advice list for the week ending Feb 14, 2009. Other notable Black authors on the hardcover and paperback nonfiction lists […]


…this weekend for Saviours’ Day, the Nation of Islam’s celebration of its founder, Wallace Fard. His theme for the annual convention: “Accepting Responsibility to Build Our Community.” The event starts today at the Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, IL, a Chicago suburb, and ends Sunday. Worth checking it out. Speak your peace.


President Obama’s budget plan for 2009 and beyond includes $3.9 trillion in spending in 2009 and $3.6 trillion in 2010 (see “eye”-chart above for summary). Receipts for each year amount to a little more than $2 trillion, so¬†budget deficits for these same periods are $1.75 trillion and $1.17 trillion, respectively. We’re talking about a whole […]


Citibank’s new Chairman, African-American businessman and former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons, met with top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett this evening (2/24/09) to discuss the federal government’s role and ownership in Citibank. Parsons also served on the President’s economic advisory transition team, so there’s a relationship in place that could benefit the Citi. Obama believes […]