On the eve of her 50 birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a
White House event, along with her husband, to tackle education policy
and encourage colleges and organizations to recruit low-income students
Economically depressed communities across America may be getting a
much-needed boost – and soon. Last week, in an effort to combat income
inequality, President Barack Obama announced his plans to invest in
Yesterday, thousands of world leaders, celebrities and “regular people”
from around the globe gathered to say goodbye to South Africa’s first
Black president and head of the ANC, Nelson Mandela. The leader of the anti-apartheid
movement, who courageously served a 27-year jail sentence in the name of
justice, was 95.
As the nation mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, South African icon and leader of the
anti-apartheid movement, we are reminded of African-American
Harvard-educated lawyer, author and political activist Randall Robinson
and his tireless fight for the release of Mandela. Through his
platform, TransAfrica, Robinson called for not only Mandela's release
from prison, but also fought to help get the wheels in motion to
end the reign of apartheid.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has won the U.S. Senate seat after a special election in New Jersey yesterday. The victory makes Booker the first-ever African American U.S.
Senator from New Jersey and the first African American to be elected to
the Senate since Barack Obama in 2004.