Archive for March 3rd, 2009

Just a reminder to keep you moving forward … Speak your peace.

According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, the University of Notre Dame’s Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship program allows African-American doctoral students to complete their doctoral dissertations without worrying about money. The fellowship is aimed at students in the arts, humanities, or social sciences for a full academic year from August to May. The fellowship includes a […]

According to the Columbia Spectator, Columbia University’s daily newspaper, Michele Moody-Adams, vice provost for undergraduate education at Cornell University, will become Columbia College’s next dean, becoming the first woman and first African American to hold the post. She starts on July 1, 2009. Moody-Adams graduated from Wellesley College in 1978 with a B.A. in philosophy. […]

According to the Los Angeles Times, former Los Alamitos, CA, Mayor Dean Grose, who sent the image above via email to a local African-American businesswoman, later apologizing, not only resigned as mayor of the town after public outcry, but also issued a one-sentence resignation letter Monday, giving up his City Council seat, which he’s held since 2006. “Despite the […]

Some pundits are saying the Obama Administration’s new budget plan will require 100,000 to 250,000 new hires by government agencies. Skilled professionals will soon be sorely needed, especially in education and healthcare. Proofread your resume and check out Happy hunting! Speak your peace.

RNC Chairman Michael Steele on CNN’s D.L Hughley Breaks the News last weekend: “I am the de facto leader of the Republican Party.” “Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh — his whole thing is entertainment. Yes, it’s incendiary — yes, it’s ugly,” referring to Limbaugh’s radio show. RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Monday in […]



The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference starts March 18 in Austin, TX, the live music capital. Hundreds of musical acts, representing a variety of genres, will perform thru March 22 on over 80 stages. By day, music industry execs, artists, and hopefuls will attend panels and workshops. At night, everyone will be ordering beer and […]

According to NPR, the Obama Administration released yesterday secret 9/11 memos that divulge the Bush Administration’s “exceptional search-and-seizure powers and that the CIA…destroyed 92 videotapes” of interrogations of terrorism suspects. Several Bush Administration legal memos also concluded President Bush had “broad authority to set aside constitutional rights” as long as the president is battling terrorism. […]

Mary Lou Williams (1910 – 1981), “The First Lady of Jazz,” was born in Atlanta, raised in Pittsburgh, and nearly 30 years after her death, is still considered the most influential woman in jazz. The legendary jazz pianist and prolific composer and recording artist wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Dizzy Gillespie…to […]

  (Original post – 2/28/09) Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to hold a special election to get rid of Sen. Roland Burris who replaced President Obama in the Senate. We’re still convinced Burris will fight to his grave. This man wants this job. He thrives on the attention. Deal with it. Update: Illinois Gov. Pat […]