Archive for March 25th, 2009

The illustration on the cover (left) of the National Urban League’s State of Black America 2009: Message to the President report shows a Black president hanging his head over his desk in the Oval Office, flanked by the American and presidential flags. Clearly, the image is meant to convey the heavy burden our current president is […]

  If you’re a person of color, you probably noticed last night during the president’s second press conference the more diverse group of questioners. President Obama took questions from venerable African-American magazine Ebony, Hispanic TV powerhouse Univision, and military publication Stars & Stripes. Although we didn’t see reps for BET or TVOne, Black Enterprise‘s Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle was seated […]

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a reduction in premiums for COBRA recipients. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides for premium reductions and additional election opportunities for health benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, commonly called COBRA. Eligible individuals pay only 35 percent of their COBRA […]

  According to the U.S. Embassy, 146 Haitians were sent home after their boat began to sink near the Turks and Caicos Islands. They were attempting to escape the extreme poverty in their homeland and seek new opportunities elsewhere. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued the Haitians from their sinking boat on March 18 and took them to the Cap-Haitien port […]