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Obama To House GOP: ‘You Don’t Get To Exact A Ransom Just For Doing Your Job’

   STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Of all the responsibilities the Constitution endows to Congress, two should be fairly simple:  pass a budget, and pay America’s bills. But if the United States Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to pass a budget today, much of the United States government will be forced to s ...

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Lamar Odom’s Dad: My Son Does Not Have a Drug Problem

LOS ANGELES — Lamar Odom is breaking his silence with his first post on Twitter since the NBA star was arrested and charged with driving under the influence last month. Odom tweeted “Seeing the snakes” on Tuesday night in his first post since his Aug. 30 arrest. He followed with an extended tweet from his verified account that referenced his estranged father. “Won’t continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 ...

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A Brown Out?: The Lack Of Black Emmy Winners By The Numbers

It’s a storyline we have down to a science.  We flock to the few scripted shows that star talented black actors and actresses. We nearly become die hards when we find out that the show is actually good. When awards season comes around, we cling to hope that our favorite actresses will defy the odds and take home an Emmy Award for a meaningful role for once, even though deep down it feels like they don’t hav ...

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Hastings Receives 2013 Excellence in Policy Award from the Eating Disorders Coalition

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement at a briefing hosted by the Eating Disorders Coalition, where he received their 2013 Excellence in Policy Award: “This briefing is an important conversation about the critical issues of health, eating disorders, and the stigmas associated with obesity. Children and adults are constantly barraged with a societal need ...

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 43rd ALC meetings wrap up

Iyanla Vanzant Speaks at CBCF Networking Luncheon Iyanla Vanzant likes to think of herself as an ordinary person. She grapples with work and family issues, loves two-for-one sales - even labors over the best brand of detergent to ... > READ MORE President Obama Speaks at CBCF Phoenix Awards Dinner Knowing you can offer your family the security of health care -- that's priceless. And now you can do it for ...

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Eagles Tour Purple Ribbon

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News Release: School Board Approves Contract Extension for Superintendent Runcie

Today, the School Board of Broward County, Florida approved Superintendent Robert W. Runcie’s contract extension through October 4, 2019. Next month, Superintendent Runcie will have reached the second year of the original three-year Employment Agreement that took effect October 5, 2011.Among Superintendent Runcie’s accomplishments over the past two years: Opened the first public military academy for south F ...

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U. Alabama Sorority issues statement on why they refused to accept Black student

        By Yolanda Spivey                       The Crimson White has released a disturbing report stating segregation still exists amongst fraternities and sororities at the University of Alabama. Allegedly, an African American candidate who graduated at the top of her high school class with a 4.3 GPA was rejected by the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta.  The young Black woman also “had an impressive record of p ...

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Barry Bonds conviction upheld: He is to begin serving his sentence immediately

 Former Major League Baseball slugger Barry Bonds was convicted a decade ago of obstruction-of-justice in an incident that related to the raid of the BALCO lab, which provided performance enhancing drugs to professional athletes. This week, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the player’s conviction was going to be upheld.    The conviction came from Bonds’ appearance before a grand jury investig ...

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JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SEASIDE GRILL

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