Last week, Mayor Fenty and Vince Gray went head to head in a mayoral debate at the Newseum. During which, the candidates were asked some tough questions. A Washington Post reporter referred to Fenty as a “post-racial politician” and asked the Mayor to address the perception that he does not relate to black residents, in the District.
2010 has brought the most exciting primary DC has seen in decades. The competition is strong for the Democratic nomination for Mayor and DC Council Chair. WHW recently quoted a Washington Post poll that put Vincent Gray ahead of Adrian Fenty by 17%.
We’ve decided to conduct our own straw poll at WHW to find out who our readers plan to vote for in the 2010 Democratic Primary. Please cast your vote and spread the word.
Imagine this: John McCain is our President. He defeated Barack Obama in the 2008 election, and headed to the White House with a laundry list of national issues to address: A recession, two wars, high unemployment, and that’s just on his first day in office.
WHW recently reported Anwan ‘Big G’ Glover, Mayor Adrian Fenty and Ron Moten’s allegations that Councilmember Vincent Gray was behind the indefinite suspension of ‘Big G’ from WKYS radio station. This pre-recorded message was aired on the Russ Parr show at 8:00am today denying the allegations. The voice on the promo is that of WKYS Program Director Nikki Howse.
Recently actor, go-go band leader, and WKYS personality Anwan “Big G” Glover was suspended from 93.9 FM for reasons that are unclear. “Big G”, Ron Moten (Peacoholics) and Mayor Fenty claim DC Council Chair Vincent Gray put pressure on the Radio-One station to get rid of Glover because of his public support of the incumbent.
Last Saturday (exactly 47 years after the historic March on Washington and Dr. King’s legendary “I Have a Dream Speech”), the Nation’s Capital was divided by ideological opposites. Political commentator Glenn Beck and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton both held rallies in Washington.
On Saturday, the 47th anniversary of the famous “I Have A Dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr, hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the Lincoln Memorial to watch Glenn Beck honor his memory. Beck, with help from Tea Party queen Sarah Palin, also paid tribute to American soldiers and their families, and called for America to turn back to God. The rally has drawn criticism from many, including civil rights activists who held their own rally commemorating Dr. King’s legacy nearby.
Black conservative Lenny McAllister declined an offer for to sit on stage during Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally. Find out what the proud Republican had to say about Beck’s intentions and the King legacy. Tea Party activist Lloyd Marcus (also an African American) defends Beck and criticizes black civil rights leaders.
Saturday, August 28th is the 47th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic march on Washington. This promises to be an “interesting” day in the Nation’s Capital as ideological opposites Glenn Beck and Rev. Al Sharpton hold political rallies in two separate locations.
I’m not sure if it’s just me or the political climate in the District, but this year is the most interesting Primary Election in quite some time. I’m always curious about the political process and how policies affect both the community and me, as an individual. But, this year, I’m waiting with baited breath to find out the outcome of the Primary. A few of the positions that are up for grabs are producing excellent debates and stiff competition—Democracy at its finest!
Midterm elections are near, and around the country many Congressional Democrats are in danger of losing their House or Senate seat. That has forced many to back away from President Obama, as well as the historical legislation that they helped push through since he entered office.
The plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York was catapulted into the news again earlier this week when President Obama expressed his support for the building. Since then Republican’s have jumped on the President’s remarks, looking to use them against him and the Democrats in an election year. Shocking, right?
I had the pleasure of being present at President Obama’s speech on education reform to the National Urban League to commemorate its Plenary Session during its Centennial Celebration. To put it in words may be difficult, but I will try. Here’s RiaRob’s rundown of this historical moment. To be quite frank, I’m still in shock.
Last month the website Wikileaks publicly disclosed over 76,000 documents online detailing the war in Afghanistan. The leak has caused an uproar with Defense Secretary Robert Gates launching an investigation that is growing larger and more widespread by the day.
I have not heard anything really inspiring from either party. Many of the people who are in power in both chambers of Congress, Republican and Democrat, have been in office for other recessions and hard times. We have been pulled out of a mess like this before, but why can’t we seem to avoid it before it happens?