This morning, First Lady Michelle Obama is set to deliver opening
remarks at the 84th Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of
Mayors. Under the leadership of USCM Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,
nearly 300 of the nation’s mayors will convene in Washington, D.C. at
the Capital Hilton Hotel to engage with Administration officials,
Congressional leaders business leaders to ensure the health and economic
recovery of America’s cities.
Next month’s 19th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, organized
by Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is expected to bring
together thousands of industry leaders who will explore issues vital to
economic progress in African American communities.
The Academy Awards’ penchant for shutting Black actors out of the Oscar nominations is getting the attention it deserves. This year, entertainment industry influencers, actors and directors will sit this year's show out.
Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department hosted a ceremony to not only
mark the 150th anniversary of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company
(Freedman’s Bank), but also to name the Treasury Annex building the
Freedman’s Bank Building.
Last summer when news anchor Joy-Ann Reid was removed from the lineup at
MSNBC and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” was removed from the
station’s daily prime time perch at 6pm to one time a week at 8am on
Sunday morning, they were like the canaries in the mineshaft, early
warning signs that Black commentators and hosts were becoming ever more
scarce on television and in the media in general.