Archive for the ‘President Obama’ Category

Election Day Long Lines: Resource Allocation

Long Lines at the Polls

Is there a correlation between election day lines and resource allocations? Yes – and minority voters are suffering as a result (or quite possibly by design). Research recently published by NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice focused on an issue that received much media attention on election day 2012 – incredibly long lines at the […]

US-Africa Leaders Summit: Investing in the Next Generation

US Africa Summit

Have an interest in emerging markets? You are not alone. In fact, countries across the African continent are in the process of reaping the benefits of emerging market investors. Governments around the globe have also raced to strengthen partnerships. Toward this end, over the next few days, President Obama will welcome leaders from across the […]

Projection: 90,000 Unaccompanied Children will hit the US Border by Year End

Familes and Children Held In U.S. Customs and Border Protection Processing Facility

The number is astounding, and begs the question, “why kids?” In a recent interview with the National Journal, Leslie Velez, senior protection officer at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, explains why tens of thousands of children are fleeing El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala—some of the most dangerous places in this hempisphere. On Capitol Hill, […]

Student Loan Relief: The Presidential Memoranda

Pay as you earn

Are you paying off student loan debt? If you are like millions of Americans across the country, the answer is yes. Monday, President Obama signed a student loan memorandum enabling an increased number of borrowers to receive student loan payment relief. There are five key actions as outlined in the memorandum: – Expanding the Pay […]

My Brother’s Keeper: The Task Force Report

mybrotherskeeper

Have you been following the progress made on the My Brother’s Keeper initiative? “There are some Americans who, in the aggregate, are consistently doing worse in our society — groups that have had the odds stacked against them in unique ways that require unique solutions; groups who’ve seen fewer opportunities that have spanned generations. And […]

200 Kidnapped Children: A Cause for Us All

Bring Back Our Girls

Is #BringBackOurGirls losing momentum? While #BringBackOurGirls began as a way to show support for the girls abducted from their school, their families and the many working behind the scenes to bring them home, it became a way for millions to make their voice heard. As day 48 comes to an end, our girls are still […]

The Most Important Black Man in the World: What’s Next?

State of the Union Address

President Obama is a little over two years from completing his last term as President of the United States. Arguably, he has been a Commander-In-Chief who has tackled the issues affecting our nation’s most vulnerable. From healthcare, to the rights of the LGBT community, to equal pay of women, President Obama has gone where President’s […]

Fair Minimum Wage Act

minimumwage

What do you think is a fair minimum wage? As the President noted in his State of the Union Address, there is a push on Capitol Hill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10. The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour hasn’t been increased since 2009. The Fair Minimum Wage Act, backed by Representative […]

The 2014 State of the Union Address

State of the Union 2014

Were you watching? Today President Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. Below is the full enhanced video. If you missed it, take a look. Did the President touch on issues that are important to you? Send in your thoughts on the President’s address!

Water Bill. Farm Bill. Defense Bill

Legislation

Year end bills blitz? Possibly. These are the top priority bills that are making their way to becoming law. There also happens to be only about two weeks left for their passing. Here is a brief rundown provided by thehill.com. – Water Resources Reform and Development Act The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRDA) […]

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