Last night, President Barack Obama addressed a throng of fans, politicans, celebrities and well-wishers in Chicago who cried, laughed, rejoiced and cheered while
the 44th president of the United States of America, and the nation’s
first African-American president, gave his final, farewell address after two terms in office that he won handily.
Last year, we reported on a study conducted by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies that revealed the continual low numbers
of African Americans in the nation’s top Senate positions. Not
much has changed. The report
cited that just 24 of the 336 senior Senate staff people were people of
color and of the 24, just 3 were Black: Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott among them. Will next year be any better? Only slightly.
Just before Christmas, New York City Economic Development Corporation
(NYCEDC) announced that it is seeking proposals from potential operators
for a wet laboratory incubator. It is NYCEDC’s first step toward
launching a network of affordable workspaces for the next generation of
high-growth life sciences companies in NYC.