But all of this preparation for the big Mideast speech seems to have put the White House in “America <3 Muslims” mode. In the run-up to the speech, the White House thought it would “share with you a few stories of Muslim Americans who are proudly serving the nation in the federal government.”
Check out the video and also tell us what you thought of Obama’s speech about America’s relationship with the Muslim world.
Now, if you’re concerned that a “cyber-security czar” sounds a lot like “Big Brother,” Obama offered this reassurance in his speech: “Our pursuit of cyber security will not include — I repeat will not include monitoring private-sector networks or Internet traffic. We will preserve and protect the personal privacy and civil liberties that we cherish as Americans.”
In a report out this week, the Economic Policy Institute says that more than half of African American children will likely be living in poverty next year. The numbers are staggering. The overall childhood poverty rate will climb to 27% and the poverty rate for African American children will reach 52.3% in 2010.
Do you get your information from newspapers, on television, on the radio or online? Do you think everyone in your community has access to the networks they need (online or in-person) to find important information? How would you improve the quality of information available to the general public?
Fascinating questions, huh? Even more fascinating when you consider the fact that we’re living in a democracy and we (the people) need to be well informed.
In a statement on Friday, the Executive Director of Adopt-a-Pet.com called the Obama’s decision a “missed opportunity.” “If Obama had adopted a pet from a shelter, it could have been the turning point for the pet-overpopulation problem in this country,” the Executive Director said in her statement.
This is a wonderful interview with Ambassador James Joseph. I had the great honor to be in South Africa representing the State of Michigan…Ambassador Joseph and his wife Mary introduced me to President Nelson Mandela (RIP)…My, my, my, we can sure use a revival of the OIC across America.