Wednesday, 05 March 2014 07:33
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services have both recently confirmed that more than 4 million people have signed up for ObamaCare via the Healthcare.gov web site and their toll-free numbers. The government, however, is pushing for at least 7 million in total to sign up for coverage before the end of March.
Obama commented, "If they want health insurance now, they need to sign up now, and we're going to make a big push these last few weeks. We've only got a few weeks left. March 31st, that's the last call." He also explained that anyone not signed up by that date will have to wait until open enrollment begins anew in the fall.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 07:30
The NAACP issued the following statements in response to President Obama's new "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative, a program to build ladders of opportunity for boys and young men of color.
From Lorraine C. Miller, NAACP Interim President and CEO:
"The positive force of this groundbreaking initiative will help counter the negative influences these young men experience daily and will place them on a path to success," stated NAACP Interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller.
Monday, 03 March 2014 22:01
Denver, CO, March 3, 2014 -- Responding to reports of vandalism against members of the East African immigrant community living in Fort Morgan, Colorado that have included reports of broken car windows and racial slurs painted on vehicles, Scott L. Levin, Mountain States Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, issued the following statement:
"ADL condemns acts of vandalism that target any community and send a message that they are not welcome in Colorado. Hate crimes have harmful effects that extend far beyond the individual victims.
Monday, 03 March 2014 21:41
An exhibition at the Library of Congress, opening in June 2014, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, the centuries of struggle for racial equality of African Americans and other minorities, the events and people that shaped the Civil Rights Movement and the far-reaching impact of the act on a changing society.
"The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom" will open on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the Southwest Gallery on the second level of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The exhibition will be free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will close on June 20, 2015.
The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from Newman's Own Foundation and with additional support from HISTORY®.
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