The Grio, 2/1/2010 - Black History Month is a great opportunity to reflect on the contributions of African-Americans to help make America the beacon of hope that it is. But while the accomplishments of African-Americans may be amplified during this one month, we feel the impact in our everyday lives.
Whether visiting our relatives in the hospital after a successful blood transfusion, waiting in traffic at a stoplight or watching our president speak from the Rose Garden, the contributions of black Americans are ingrained in our nation's DNA.Read More »
Washington Post, 1/22/2010 - Last week's quake killed an estimated 200,000 people in Haiti, left 250,000 injured and made 1.5 million homeless, according to the European Union Commission. A powerful aftershock caused even more damage Wednesday.
"We all need to do our part," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "This is a creative way for Congress to support relief efforts that are ongoing in Haiti."
The bill was passed by the House on a voice vote Wednesday, meaning no member of Congress opposed it. A similar law was enacted in 2005 for donations to victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami that happened in December 2004.Read More »
Reno Gazette-Journal, 1/21/2010 - The Republicans need something to hang their hat on and they should get a life. Harry Reid has done so much for the state of Nevada, and the Republicans can't hold a candle to him and so get the media to run sound bites and the Republicans come on with their holier-than-thou mind set.
There is a reason that the Black community is more in tune with the Democrats than Republicans: It is results.Read More »
Las Vegas Sun, 01/15/2010 - Donna Brazile, former campaign manager for Al Gore's presidential campaign and a prominent political analyst on CNN, told about 400 black supporters at the Culinary Training Academy in North Las Vegas this afternoon that she was proud to back Reid because of his long history of civil rights work, his legislative record and his pivotal role in shepherding Obama's agenda through Congress.
"Harry Reid is a part of our family -- not just the Democratic family or the black family but the American family," she said. "I am proud to be an African American for Harry Reid."Read More »
Las Vegas Sun, 1/12/2010 - Should you judge a friend by one errant comment, or by 50 years of devotion?
Republicans would have you believe that we should abandon Sen. Harry Reid for a poor choice of words, for one regrettable comment. But to us, a person — or a senator — who has worked by our side and for our cause for decades has earned our support in hard times as well as easy ones.
After all, Sen. Reid has been there, standing by the African-American community, when we needed him most.Read More »