Tag Archives: Washington D.C.

Forbes top 10 cities for African American Economic Success

22 Jan

Here are the top 10 cities for African American economic success according to Forbes Magazine. One thing that jumps out at you immediately is the majority of the cities are in the southern region of the United States. Cities like Atlanta being #1, and Washington DC being on the top 10 list are no surprise but some of the other cities may actually surprise you. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/forbes-top-10-cities-for-african.html

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President Obama: 2011 Back To School Speech

29 Sep

President Obama: 2011 Back To School Speech

President Obama gave his third annual “Back to School” address at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, DC. The President spoke directly to students in public schools throughout the country on the importance of doing well in school. Watch his speech here: http://aareports.com/2011/09/president-obama-2011-back-to-school.html

MLK Memorial opens to public on August 22

13 Aug

MLK Memorial opens to public on August 22

While many are focusing on August 28, the date of the actual dedication of the MLK Monument the Memorial will officially open to the public on Monday, August 22, 2011. 

Check times and the location here: http://aareports.com/2011/08/mlk-memorial-opens-to-public-on-august.html

New Black Panther Party holds rally against Pres. Obama

26 Apr

Members of the New Black Panther Party and the Black is Back coalition converged in a neighborhood in DC’s Southeast quadrant for a National Day of Action, demanding attention to inequalities in education, housing and healthcare. Read more: http://aareports.com/2011/04/new-black-panthers-rally-in-washington.html

What issue should Pres. Obama and the 112th Congress tackle first

6 Jan

What issue should Pres. Obama and the 112th Congress tackle first

With the 112th congress  in place we are hearing a lot about what they will do once they are in. Many say that things like repealing healthcare are what the “people” want. That got me to wondering about which issues are the most important to people. 

 Please take the poll here: http://aareports.com/2011/01/what-one-issue-should-pres-obama-and.html

2008 Obama is back!

24 Oct

2008 Obama is back!

Check out this very interesting article by Ed Henry of CNN. In it he writes about Obama while on the campaign trail for senate and congressional candidates returning to the 2008 campaign form that drew thousands to his campaign rallies and encouraged thousands more to vote democrat.

Read the article here: http://aareports.com/2010/10/2008-obama-is-back.html

Watch Live Coverage of One Nation Rally

2 Oct

Watch l ive One Nation Rally coverage on AAreports.com from 12PM-4PM
http://aareports.com/2010/10/watch-one-nation-rally-live.html

Black mayors struggling in post racial America

25 Sep

Many thought that being a black elected official in a “post-racial” society would be great. But for black mayors of large cities it has not been a great time. Adrian Fenty begun the process of fixing Washington DC and for his efforts lost his primary race. Dave Bing of Detroit has been accused of a racial cleaning. Some in Philadelphia are challenging Michael Nutter’s “blackness”, and Cory Booker has lowered the murder rate in Newark NJ and gotten back control of the Newark School system from the state and he is as popular as a black man at a KKK rally. What’s going on here?

 Read a great article from the Washington Post by using the link below on this very subject.
http://aareports.com/2010/09/black-mayors-struggling-in-post-racial.html

Michelle Obama denies saying that life as first lady is hell

17 Sep

Michelle Obama denies saying that life as first lady is hell and the French Embassy backs up her claims. Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/09/michlelle-obama-denies-saying-job-as.html

Mayor Fenty reforming Washington DC schools equals no reelection?

13 Sep

Mayor Fenty reforming Washington DC schools equals no reelection?

This is one of those instances that remind you of the old saying that no good deed goes unpunished. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty fought for and gained control of DC schools after which he inserted Michelle Rhee as schools chancellor. The schools have improved bu…t the very people’s children who are benefiting from this have no love for Rhee or Fenty because they think they are reforming too fast?????

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/09/black-mayor-reforming-dc-school.html