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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 […]

Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), announced Monday that Yale-educated activist and early “green” visionary Van Jones (above) starts Monday as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at CEQ. According to Sutley:  Van Jones has been a strong voice for green jobs and we look forward to having him […]

In his weekly address, President Obama talked about how his budget plan fulfills his campaign promises: greater focus on education and clean energy, fiscal responsibility, healthcare reform, and fair taxation. He also acknowledged that there are many ready for a fight to block his agenda. To those folks and factions, he stated, “So am I.” […]

President Obama signed his first major piece of legislation today. The $787B American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 will fund the rebuilding of roads and bridges, healthcare, and renewable energy. The Act — which represents the largest public spending program since World War II — will also provide tax cuts and jobs for many Americans. […]