Civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the
non-profit organization, the National Action Network, can always be
counted on to address social injustice, especially in New York City. Now
he is focused on inner-city violence and has created a movement for
communities to "take back their streets" and create safe environments.
Nearly four years after Barack Obama was elected to the most powerful
office in the most powerful country in the world, the question remains:
Who is he? He seemed to come out of nowhere. He had served seven years in the
Illinois Senate, and less than four years in the U.S. Senate — a meager
political resume, augmented by a stirring speech at the 2004 Democratic
John Ehret recently made history in Germany. The 40-year-old has become
the country's first Black mayor. Ehret's father was an African-American
soldier stationed in Germany and his mother, a native of Germany. Now,
Ehret is the mayor of Mauer Village.
The big fight between the Republicans and the Obama administration
enters a critical point this week, with a number of Supreme Court
decisions that could have an impact all the way to the November
elections. It started on Monday with the Court ruling that gutted
Arizona's intrusive immigration law that has prompted especially Latino
immigrants to flee the state.