National Center for Public Policy Research Senior Fellow Horace Cooper joined SiriusXM host Amanda House on Breitbart News Sunday to talk about a new blueprint for improving black communities. LISTEN: Cooper is the co-chair of Project 21, the black leadership network that is out with the new blueprint. “Project 21 is an organization made up of black Americans who do not embrace the progressive vision — black Americans who recognize the importance of family, the importance of independence as opposed to dependence, that believe in small government, that want to support and encourage an environment in America where there are limited regulations, and there’s opportunities for people to achieve, and that embrace the kinds of faith and values that we believe are essential for any community to have success,” said Cooper. “Notably, what policies we embrace are not ‘black-centric,’” he added. “They are the kinds of policies that … [Read more...] about Black Leadership Group Unveils ‘Better Deal’ Blueprint for Black America
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As the door to his home opens, Tony Caldwell, 58, shifts his wheelchair slightly to accommodate his guests.The former delivery driver for a concession machine company lives in Westminster Apartments, a 32-unit, generic-looking, two-floor apartment complex, fenced off from the surrounding Piedmont Park area in Atlanta. It’s better than most public housing, he says, although the rooms are modest and the ground floor not always secure. Caldwell and his wife Peggy Ogburn, who’s also retired and disabled, receive government benefits totaling $2,071 a month. From that, they pay $574 in rent. Theirs is among the nearly 125,000 low-income households in Georgia that receive federal rent subsidies from HUD — the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tony Caldwell, 58, of Atlanta, talked to The AJC on May 4, 2018, about how rent increases proposed by U.S. Housing ... read more Caldwell has heard about HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s rent reform … [Read more...] about Proposed HUD rent reforms have locals worrying, wondering
NEWARK, N.J. — The old woman walked outside in her bathrobe and curlers to shout at the man who might be president.“Senator Booker!” she called out to him.Cory Booker spun around and saw the woman standing on the stoop of her squat three-story apartment building.“Oh my gosh!” he said. “How are you? I haven’t seen you in the longest time!”The woman was incredulous.“What are you doing over here?” she exclaimed.“Just walking around the neighborhood,” said Booker. “I love that robe. Look at that.”Her name is Stephanie. They apparently have known each other for a while. With a warm smile, she explained why she rushed out in her early morning finery.“I just looked out the window and I said, ‘That’s Senator Booker!’”RELATED: High-profile congressional Democrats 11 PHOTOS High-profile Congressional Democrats See Gallery High-profile Congressional Democrats Senator … [Read more...] about Is Cory Booker for real?
[STK][IN] EDU HED[SU] PER-- WITH PHOTO -- TO EDUCATION, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:UC's National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement selectsexecutive directorIRVINE, Calif., April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A civilrights advocate and scholar with more than a decade of experienceadvancing free speech as an attorney and instructor has been named thefirst executive director of the University of California'sNationalCenter for Free Speech and Civic Engagement.Michelle Deutchman will join the center from the Anti-DefamationLeague, where she serves as national campus counsel. In this role, sheprovides guidance to ADL's 24 regional offices on matters related tospeech on college campuses. She assumes her new role on May 29 andwill report to University of California, Irvine Chancellor HowardGillman, who - as co-chair of the center's advisory board - providesadministrative oversight of the center."Michelle has extraordinary experience addressing issues of freeexpression and campus … [Read more...] about UC’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement selects executive director
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on Americans' outlook about foreign policy was conducted by NORC from April 11-16. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,140 adults who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak Panel.The original sample was drawn from respondents selected randomly from NORC's National Frame based on address-based sampling and recruited by mail, email, telephone and face-to-face interviews.NORC interviews participants over the phone if they don't have internet access. With a probability basis and coverage of people who can't access the internet, surveys using AmeriSpeak are nationally representative.Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish.As is done routinely in surveys, results were weighted, or adjusted, to ensure that responses accurately reflect the population's makeup by factors such as age, sex, race, education, region and phone use.No more than 1 time in 20 should chance variations in the … [Read more...] about How the AP-NORC poll on foreign policy was conducted