When FANM transitioned from a volunteer-led to a community-based organization in 2000 the future was rosy. Freshly out of 13 years of experiences at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where I first worked with families and children with AIDS and then with sickle-cell anemia, I was ready to share the excitement of using the lakou system to enrich and empower our families.
You’re going to hear a lot more about Debo Adegbile before the 2014 midterm elections. And that’s a bad thing for Democrats trying desperately to hold on to their Senate majority.
America is deeply engaged in a debate about marriage.
Last year Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t invited to CPAC. This year he addressed the American Conservative Union’s annual meeting on its opening day. The New Jersey governor didn’t say anything that will keep him from getting invited back.
A Major League League Soccer soccer team in Miami-Dade County is a winning goal for our community. However the idea of locating this stadium on port of Miami property should be red carded.
We need to do a better job educating our students about how to handle essential financial decisions. As a professor and academic adviser at a community college, I run into this problem every day.
Repeat after us: The 2016 election is more than two and a half years away. Hillary Clinton may be a candidate. If she is, Benghazi or Bill Clinton may or may not be issues. Who could possibly know?
How much does the Russian military intervention in Ukraine “cost” the Kremlin? Both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have made clear that “there will be costs” to Russia, but so far, there only seem to be benefits, subsidies and the promise of a higher financial return to Russia.
My public high school wasn’t the best, but we did have an amazing history teacher. Mr. L, as we called him, brought our country’s story to life. So when he taught us about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, Andrew Jackson’s campaigns to force at least 46,000 Cherokees, Choctaws, Muscogee-Creeks, Chickasaws and Seminoles off their ancestral lands, my classmates and I were stricken.
The Cold War haunted many of us when we were young, whispering always about the possibility of nuclear exchange, sometimes, as in the Cuban Missile Crisis, shouting about it, and reminding us of another kind of life, of an oppressive, miserable slave-state existence some saw as justice. It seemed that it would last forever except that suddenly the Soviet Union crashed. The Cold War was gone.
In contrast to her predecessor Gerhard Schroeder, who saw himself as an advocate for Russia in Europe and was rewarded with a lucrative Gazprom job for his troubles once he left office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has never had an exactly friendly relationship with Vladimir Putin. Over the years, it’s been marked by serious disputes over human rights and foreign policy, as well as some pettiness: The Russian president has reportedly exploited the chancellor’s cynophobia by siccing his black lab on her during meetings.
There are plenty of reasons to worry about Venezuela. A country with the world’s largest oil reserves now also manages to beat the world in inflation, violent crime and shortages of essential goods. The government’s response consists mostly of arrests of opposition activists, expulsions of U.S. diplomats and wild propaganda about the supposed threat of a fascist coup or U.S. invasion.
When advocates of same-sex marriage pushed their case in the courts of both public opinion and law, they made sure to read the following language from that little card provided to them by the tolerance police: “No one will be forced to violate their religious beliefs if Adam can marry Steve and Madame can marry Eve.”
European energy markets are worried about the impact Russia’s invasion of the Crimean peninsula, and the threat it poses to the rest of Ukraine, could have on the continent’s supply of natural gas. But past is not always prologue — and while Russia has used natural gas as a cudgel scores of times since the end of the Soviet Union, its ability to cow Europe by withholding energy exports is not what it used to be. In fact, Russia and gas giant Gazprom depend as much on Europe as Europe does on them.
Oy. By the time the Bushes and Clintons are finished, they are going to make the Tudors and the Plantagenets look like pikers.