Tag: executive order

Why blacks should support immigration reform

Why blacks should support immigration reform

| November 25, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist As I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his “controversial” Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I was inside Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave his courageous sermon in […]

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Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

| July 18, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have been issued […]

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Presidents takes moral high road over congressional inaction

Presidents takes moral high road over congressional inaction

| April 7, 2014

You already know how it’s going to read: Some “folks” are going to make a big deal about the president “acting above the law” and going around Congress when it comes to these matters of federal contractors. Furthermore, they’ll accuse him of “illegally” imposing his will on these fine, upstanding business folks. Of course, those […]

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Minimum wage jump good for low-income blacks

| February 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Editor’s note: On Feb. 27, the Indiana State Senate rejected a proposal to raise the minimum wage in the state to $10 an hour, mirroring the federal plan to do the same. See the story here. WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016 would lift nearly one […]

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