Archive for February 27th, 2009

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 […]

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s special report The Year in Hate, released yesterday, hate groups are growing in America — up 4% from 888 to 926 identified groups in 2008; and up 54% since 2000. Most of these extremist groups claim Obama’s historic election, the foundering economy, and immigration help grow their movement. […]

Bravo TV’s Top Chef finalist Carla Hall didn’t win the 5-year-old cooking competition, but she gained a loyal and passionate following. Her fresh and exciting French/Soul dishes, infused with “love,” garnered praise from judges and viewers alike. Some say she was robbed of the Top Chef title, but her business, Alchemy Catering in a DC […]