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Biden Picks Jerome Powell to lead the Fed For A Second Term

Jerome Powell   Jerome Powell, who guided the Federal Reserve and the nation’s economy through the staggering and sudden Covid-19 recession by implementing unprecedented monetary stimulus, has been nominated for a second term as chairman of the U.S. central bank. President Joe Biden made the announcement Monday morning following weeks of speculation that a push…

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Biden reacts to Rittenhouse verdict: ‘The jury system works, and we have to abide by it’

President Joe Biden   President Joe Biden said last Friday he stands by the not-guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, saying the jury system of trial in the United States works and must be respected. “Look, I stand by what the jury has concluded,” he said. “The jury system works, and we have to abide by…

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Trump’s Former Fixer Is Unleashed, and Ready to Make Money

Michael Cohen arrives at his residence in New York on July 24, 2020.   On Monday morning, Michael D. Cohen plans to walk out of federal court in lower Manhattan a free man, having completed his three-year prison sentence for tax fraud, bank fraud, violations of campaign finance laws and lying to Congress. Cohen, who…

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Jeff Bezos Gives Obama $100 Million To Finish Construction On His Legacy Project

Jeff Bezos Former President Barack Obama Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave the Obama Foundation a gift of $100 million, with no direction as to how the money should be spent. The donation, first reported by Puck News and then announced by the Obama Foundation, is the largest in the foundation’s history and is in the honor of deceased Congressman…

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President Biden Signs $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Into Law

President Joe Biden   WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden signed into law a $1 trillion infrastructure bill at a White House ceremony on Monday that drew Democrats and Republicans who pushed the legislation through a deeply divided U.S. Congress. The measure is designed to create jobs across the country by dispersing billions of dollars…

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Civil Rights Groups Join To Offer Scorecard On Elected Officials’ Voting Records

Fresh off the heels of the GOP members of the U.S. Senate declining to allow debate on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, a coalition of civil rights organizations came together to publish a scorecard to grade lawmakers on their voting record. The grades are intended to send a message that voting is the ultimate goal to…

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Ohio Parents Swept To School Board Victories Campaigning On Fear Of Critical Race Theory

Teaching children about the history of racism in the United States has emerged as a political lightning rod that Republicans hope will energize their base in the 2022 midterm elections. As a result, fear is being stirred among white parents that schools are threatened by Critical Race Theory (CRT), an academic framework to analyze systemic racism that…

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Howard University students reach an agreement with officials after a month of protest

For more than a month, students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., have been fighting for answers from the school administration as they protested poor housing conditions on campus.   But on Monday, an agreement with protesters at one of the nation’s top historically Black universities had been reached, the school announced in a tweet. The specific…

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Biden Rolls Out Multibillion-dollar Plan To Upgrade Aging U.S. Ports After Passage Of Infrastructure Bill

President Joe Biden   WASHINGTON – The Biden administration outlined several initiatives on Tuesday aimed at addressing immediate supply chain challenges and other disruptions affecting global commerce. Several senior administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to share details of the proposed plans, said the administration will begin work within the…

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