Vermont became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday, when the state legislature voted to override the governor’s veto of a same-sex marriage bill. Such marriages can be performed in Vermont as early as September. On the same day, the D.C. Council voted to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. The actions come [...]
Iowa became the first state in the Midwest and the third state in the country, along with Massachusetts and Connecticut, to legalize same-sex marriage. The Iowa Supreme Court unanimously struck down a 1998 ban on same-sex marriage Friday. Same-sex marriages could begin in the Hawkeye State in three weeks. The opposition is outraged. The pundits [...]
First African American administrator of the EPA explains her views on environmental racism.
As we mentioned yesterday, it’s Women’s History Month. And today, President Obama signed an executive order creating a White House Council on Women and Girls. The council’s first year will be focused on the “economic status of women,” establishing a “balance between work and family,” preventing “violence against women, at home and abroad” and improving [...]
Just about everybody is scared these days. French consumer confidence is down. German business confidence is down. Consumer confidence is up in Canada and Italy. But consumer confidence is down in Mexico, and many foreign workers in Dubai just skipped town when they lost their jobs. In the United States, well, Americans are not very [...]
As we mentioned last week, you can track the progress of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at Recovery.gov. The site launched Tuesday after President Obama signed the so-called stimulus bill into law.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, Marvel Comics released the “Gettysburg Distress” online for free today. The six-page digital comic is the tale of Captain America and Spider-Man doing a little time travel to witness Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Marvel Comics is also playing up its “Amazing Spider-Man No. 583,” which features President Barack Obama (see Sean’s [...]
The winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary Thursday night was a critically acclaimed HBO documentary called “The Black List: Volume One.” The producers interviewed African American luminaries from art, government, business and sports and allowed them to tell their stories in their own words. Just in time for African American History Month, [...]
The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization turns 100 today and kicks off a one-year celebration (Click here for the NAACP timeline). The Baltimore-based organization has come a long way in its 100-year history and recently drafted a list of priorities for the Obama administration‘s first year in office. Image: NAACP Chairman Julian Bond [...]
The following video could be mistaken for an SNL skit. During Wednesday’s House Financial Services Committee‘s hearing on TARP accountability, Congresswoman Maxine Waters referred to the eight bank CEOs as “captains of the Universe.” There was some confusion during her grilling of the bank chiefs and a call for the California congresswoman to calm down. [...]