Efficiency and Innovation

ImageIn his weekly address on April 18, 2009, President Obama announced appointments that will help give all Americans a government that is effective, efficient, and transparent.

Color-Blind, Power-Oblivious: Eric Holder and the Whitewashing of Racism

ImageIt was all too predictable that Attorney General Eric Holder would be attacked for his recent remarks about race in America. To suggest that the nation is still haunted by the specter of racism is unacceptable it seems, especially since, with the election of President Obama, we have ostensibly entered the “post-racial” era.

The quickest and broadest tax cut ever

ImageThe President's address on February 21, 2009 included two important takeaways.

#1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will start having an impact as soon as a few weeks from now, in the form of the quickest and broadest tax cut in history.

Making America As Good As Its Promise

Image Tavis Smiley’s State of the Black Union (SOBU), one of the most anticipated annual events for millions of African Americans during the last decade, will return to Los Angeles—the site of the first symposium—in celebration of its 10th anniversary on February 28, 2009, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Major Milestone

Image In his weekly address on February 14, 2009,  President Obama is celebrating the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as a "major milestone on our road to recovery," while still emphasizing that we have many miles yet to go.

"This historic step won't be the end of what we do to turn our economy around, but the beginning," he says in his weekly address. To get us there, he invokes President Kennedy, who said, "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks."

Moving Forward

ImageIn the weekly address on January 31, 2009, President Barack Obama addressed the latest economic news and urged the passing of an America Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.