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A Panel Discusion Hosted by Ed Gordon, With Special Guest, Senior Advisor to The President, Valerie Jarrett. In 2008 then senator Barack Obama did what many said was impossible. He campaigned on change and united a group of minority, independent and disenchanted status quo voters who ushered him into office making him the Nation’s first [...]
By Ben Pershing, of the Washington Post, Thursday, February 28, 2:01 PM Barring a miracle, it appears Congress will be unable to avert sharp budget cuts set to hit Friday. But Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will at least try to soften the blow a bit, using her own paycheck. The Constitution says lawmakers can’t cut their own pay mid-Congress, so [...]
A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Parks was the first woman and only the second African-American to lie in state in the rotunda after she died in 2005. Gwen Ifill reports on the ceremony. Watch Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol on PBS. [...]
More Than A Month Encore! Programming: Filmmaker Shukree Tilghman proposes whether it’s time to end Black History Month in his film, “More Than a Month.” Available until March 3, 2013. Watch More Than a Month on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.
BY: CHRISTINA BELLANTONI AND TERENCE BURLIJ President Obama took a place in history Monday as the second commander in chief to take the oath of office four times, and paused to gaze upon a massive crowd waving American flags to celebrate his second term. It was a moment in time, the punctuation mark following an inaugural address that [...]