WASHINGTON – After a four-hour meeting of some the best minds in civil rights, business, education and the media, dozens of Black leaders from across the nation outlined a "Black agenda" that would be presented to President Barack Obama and Congress early next year.
The leadership group was assembled by Marc Morial, president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League; Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network; Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
(CNN) – Nelson Mandela, the global icon and former South African leader, is doing "very, very well" and continues to be treated at a Pretoria hospital, officials said Monday.
The 94-year-old got a "good night's rest," according to a statement on the government's website.
Doctors are going to perform more tests on Mandela, said Defense Minister Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nquakula, who spoke to journalists outside 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria.
Chris Christie's praise of President Barack Obama following this fall's devastating storm doesn't mean the acerbic New Jerseyite has changed his ways – it just means Obama got it right.
So said Christie in an interview on "The Daily Show" Thursday, in which the Garden State governor said his past criticism of the president wasn't necessarily at odds with his newfound appreciation for Obama's leadership.
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Hoping to break any stigmas of government assistance, Newark Mayor Cory Booker will live on food stamps this week – a challenge that first began as a Twitter conversation.
The Democratic mayor will operate on a food stamp budget of about $30 a week ($4.32 per day), roughly the same amount provided to people in New Jersey who take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Talk show maven, Oprah Winfrey, who long reigned supreme as the world's richest black woman, has been kicked down a notch by new kid on the block, Folorunsho Alakija, according to Ventures Africa, an African business magazine and news service.
The newest top-ranking black female billionaire hails from Nigeria: Alakija is a clothing designer and oil tycoon who is worth somewhere in the $3.3 billion range and beats Oprah's piggy bank savings by $500 million. At last count, Oprah's media dynasty hovered in the neighborhood of about $2.7 billion, according to Forbes Magazine.
A photo posted online Monday shows George Zimmerman with blood on his nose and lips. His attorneys say it was taken the night unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla.
Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense. Martin's attorneys say he was shot and killed "in cold blood."