View From Here By David Mark Greaves We Won’t Wait When de Blasio said “We won’t wait”, there was an assumption by the populace that he was speaking to them. They were wrong. Those that didn’t wait were the supporters
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By David Mark Greaves In his victory speech, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said “The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it, together, as one city.” What does that mean to African-Americans?
By David Mark Greaves The Affordable Care Act is a good step forward, but the underlying problem of its complexity is that it is not a single-payer, health care system. If it were, there would be no need for plans,
By David Mark Greaves The Plight of the Right As we go to press, the 16-day government shutdown is ending and the threat of default on government debt is over. What remains is a clearer picture of the Tea Party
By David Mark Greaves Pending the outcome of the absentee and paper ballot counts, congratulations to Bill de Blasio on his apparent win of the Democratic mayoral primary. Like Pat Boone covering Little Richard, he covered John Liu’s message, repackaged
Obama Blunders on Call to Bomb Syria [For publication the week of September 9, 2013] Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels As of this writing, President Obama is frantically pleading with members of Congress, the American people and
By David Mark Greaves As we mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for voting rights and jobs we see voter suppression laws going into place across the country and the unemployment rate for African-Americans remaining at twice
The FBI has sent an interrogation unit to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old that video shows apparently placing the second of two bombs that killed three people and injured at least 180 at the Boston Marathon. One of their goals
The country has entered the era of the sequester, across-the-board budget cuts, because the Republicans refuse to raise taxes on the voters in their gerrymandered districts or the people who fund their campaigns. It is the politically drawn voting district,
View From Here: Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Speech Covers Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, Immigrants, Warns of Global Warming, Omits Racism
I have to say that as much as I admire and respect President Barack Obama, his second inaugural speech, on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday observance, gave short shrift to the African-American community and did not mention racism as a