Civil rights leaders and black lawmakers, worried that minority communities would be robbed of influence in Albany, on Saturday denounced a plan by Republicans and a group of dissident Democrats to join together to preside over the State Senate. Continue reading
According to his own Family Record, Aaron was born 16 October 1787 in Worthington, MA, son of David Clark and his second wife Lydia Benjamin. Continue reading
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Should Elena Kagan be worried? As the Supreme Court nominee is set to begin her confirmation hearings tomorrow, many leading civil rights groups have yet to pledge full support of President Obama’s pick. Citing a thin and mixed legal record, several predominantly African-American groups have declined to endorse Kagan, while others have expressed only hesitant support. “There isn’t a judicial record to review, indicating her views on critical civil rights matters,” Continue reading
News about Rep. Charles Rangel’s assets—and his problems disclosing them—continues to trickle in. After adding $500,000 in previously undisclosed assets to his 2007 finance report, the Post revealed that he also forgot to disclose the sale of a Harlem townhouse—worth as much as $1.3 million—and also that he “failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.” This, from the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee! Continue reading
The US Senate has voted in favour of Barack Obama’s $787bn (£548bn) economic stimulus plan – clearing the way for it to be signed into law.
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The Democratic-controlled House passed President Obama’s $819 billion stimulus bill …
that will assist families and business from Harlem to Houston, with Republicans unanimously opposed. (Jan. 28)
No, it’s not Plaxico, it’s Roland Burris. It appears that the former Illinois attorney general will be the next junior US Senator from the state…
…(after all this time, now) Senate Democrats say Burris’ paperwork meets Senate requirements and he will likely be seated by the end of the week.
It turns out the the flu that put Congressman Charles Rangel in the hospital this month was actually viral encephalitis…