Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu announced recently he is retiring from public life later this year when he turns 79, saying ``the time has now come to slow down'' and spend more time with his family.
The former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town said after his birthday on Oct. 7 he will limit his time in the office to one day per week until February 2011.
Former Department of Agriculture Rural Development Director Shirley Sherrod of South West Georgia, still reeling from the blow of an assault on her job, character and civil rights record last week, told the Black Press of America that she hopes the travesty of justice that happened to her will now help America move forward with
The National Urban League, known for its hundreds of affiliates tucked in mostly inner city neighborhoods across the nation, is confronting the human faces of unemployment, home loss and economic blight every day. That is the reason that a hundred years since its founding, NUL President Marc Morial is challenging people – from the Congress to the grassroots - to see and be sensitized to the economic pain that
To counter the misinformation that is whirling around the Obama Administration, senior level officials are meeting with the public and speaking with the media to get facts out to the public, and not factology (if you see it in print, it must be true).
Last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, White House Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Melody Barnes, and White House Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer met with the media via a conference call to discuss the jobs bill and education reform. They were joined by Commissioners of Education for Missouri, Chris Nicastro, and Florida, Eric Smith.
On the heels of a major win after the NAACP’s call for an end to the racist wing of the political Tea Party movement, the organization pushed forward this week with plans for a national march and rally in D.C. on October 2. “We have to celebrate this victory,” NAACP President Ben Jealous said in a brief telephone interview with the NNPA News Service on Monday. “People are now depressed and they need signs of light and signs of strength. And the fact that we just got the Tea Party to push out an entire faction of the Tea Party because of racism is something that needs to be noted.”