Tuesday, December 21, 2010

President Obama Signs Critical Legislation to Prevent Child Abuse and Domestic Violence | The White House

President Obama Signs Critical Legislation to Prevent Child Abuse and Domestic Violence | The White House

In 2008, 772,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect. Nearly 2,000 of those children died. By providing states and local communities with new tools to identify and treat abuse and neglect, CAPTA-funded services will continue to protect children across the country. Prevention efforts will help parents by addressing high risk-factors like substance abuse, mental illness and domestic violence.

Domestic violence still affects 1 in 4 women in states and territories across the country.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

President Obama: Tax-cut deal good for African Americans – washingtonpost.com | The Black Report Archives

President Obama: Tax-cut deal good for African Americans – washingtonpost.com | The Black Report Archives
This article is relevant and well-written. It, in a way, explains how President Obama protected African Americans from having refunds nicked away. A tax refund is the government saying, "here, you've paid us too much over the past year and we are also giving you some discounts on some stuff you did and some stuff you bought, for having kids and continuing life on earth and all."
However anyone who was affected by the tax, was protected by the actions of the President. He stopped what could be considered financial harm. Not getting a child tax credit will decimate the average American tax refund. Just saying, because most people want to keep what they have and possibly find gain somehow, not loss.
"These credits help roughly 4.7 million African American children or almost half (44%) of all African American children," an e-mail to political leaders and media said.
Makes you think that for the President to take a political hit for the People like that, he has to care about the People.The negotiation was bold and swift. (*He wears his 50 lashes well. Wink*)

Raw Video: Obama reads his book to 2nd graders

Raw Video: Obama reads his book to 2nd graders

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Conversations for the People: Snow Days: good or bad?

Conversations for the People

A discussion about the usefulness of snow days and keeping children home from school during bad weather.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Black, Native American Farmers Get Their Due

President Obama Signs the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 | The White House

Today I have signed into law H.R. 4783, the "Claims Resolution Act of 2010." This Act, among other things, provides funding and statutory authorities for the settlement agreements reached in the Cobell lawsuit, brought by Native Americans; the Pigford II lawsuit, brought by African American farmers; and four separate water rights suits, brought by Native American tribes.

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