Month: February 2013

Barack’s Blog News

By Jueseppi B.         President Barack Obama watches as Vice President Joe Biden swears in Treasury Secretary Jack Lew during a ceremony in the Oval Office, Feb. 28, 2013. Lew’s family, pictured from left, are: wife Ruth Schwartz; granddaughter Eliora Lew; son Danny Lew; daughter Shoshana Lew; daughter-in-law Zahava Lew; and grandson Moshe Lew. (Official White […]

Originally posted on seyisandradavid:
(Photo credit: joke Van someren) Claps of thunder ripped through the clear sky, I shuddered at your feet, Majesty, I bowed my head in Utmost reverence. I searched your face for clues of acceptance, My heart broke into a thousand songs, Ancient melodies escaped from…

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor is acknowledged by President Barack Obama at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 34th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) TPMDC Seemingly aware that they were outnumbered…

Originally posted on Petchary's Blog:
This morning, I was inspired and mentally energized in the best possible way, at the launch of a media campaign by Jamaica’s 51% Coalition: Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment Through Equity, of which I have written in earlier posts. This…

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
The Week The Pope is set to exit, Rosa Parks statue unveiled in Washington, and more in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion 1. SENATE POISED FOR FINAL SEQUESTER VOTES BEFORE DEADLINE The Senate is scheduled…

Originally posted on VegasJessie:
As it is appearing with greater frequency, the commonly used term “gerrymandering” is an unusual practice indigenous but not exclusive to these United States. The odd practice of drawing voting districts in a random shape for a particular party’s advantage is named after Elbridge…

Originally posted on List of X:
The official position of CPAC organizers is that they could not fit Chris Christie at the conference (Photo credit: Marissa Babin) This March, the Republican Party is organizing its annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which is a big annual gathering of…

Originally posted on the secret keeper :
Homophobia & Bullying Needs To Stop Post Created by jk the secret keeper Opening Written by Jennifer Kiley Created 02.27.13 Posted 02.28.13 I have the film Bully and intend to watch once my psychotherapist returns from vacation. Those are her orders. No…

Originally posted on incidentallearner:
Painting in the Moment 3 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park Painting in the Moment 2 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park Painting in the Moment 1 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park I was just cleaning up my paints the other day when my son, aged…

Black History Moment: The Voting Rights Act Of 1965

  By Jueseppi B.         The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. §§ 1973–1973 aa-6) is a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.   Echoing the language of the 15th Amendment, the Act prohibits states from […]

Originally posted on Cheri Speak:
Image Source: gng.org Ten years ago – on March 19, 2003, our country invaded another and called it Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was a “preemptive war” and it was illegal according to international law. We Americans held our heads higher, our backs straighter, and…

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
  Well, it’s a sure bet that Justice Antonin Scalia will not be on the “pro-voting rights” side of the judicial debate… Think Progress There were audible gasps in the Supreme Court’s lawyers’ lounge, where audio of the oral argument is pumped…

Originally posted on idealisticrebel:
I am thinking today about the women who have been my friends and support in life. I am grateful for all that they have added to my life. As I think back it was they that helped me accomplish all that I have  done.…