Eclectique Citizen: The President’s Weekly Below the Fold

Sunday, 24 October 2010, 22:56 | Category : Culture, Eclectique Citizen
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The great divergence: Since the late 1970s the America I knew has unraveled. We’re no longer a middle-class society, in which the benefits of economic growth are widely shared: between 1979 and 2005 the real income of the median household rose only 13 percent, but the income of the richest 0.1% of Americans rose 296 […]

Michelle Obama Hearts DC Arts

This was a big month for DC’s young artists. This week, the President’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded Young Playwrights Theater a Youth Program Award. Young playwright Mariana Pavon Sanchez received the award on behalf of YPT from First Lady Michelle Obama. Mariana is the author of the play, “Mariana’s Wish” about a […]

A Community Organizer Hall of Famer in the Making

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 17:29 | Category : Justice and the Law, Mexico, People, Women
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In 2008 I started a Community Organizer Hall of Fame, a series of profiles of persons who are doing selfless work for the benefit of others. Yesterday Marisol Valles Garcia, a 20-year-old mother and student of criminology was sworn in as sheriff of Praxedis G. Guerrero, a small border town caught in the crossfire of […]

Boo! It’s the Haps

I always loved this song – “Spooky” by Classics IV (1968). Get your trick or treat on this month. Eatonville Food & Folklore Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 PM Eatonville Restaurant 2121 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 Osunyoyin Alake, an African American anthro-photo-journalist, initiated priestess of the Yoruba River Goddess Osun (in Osogbo, Nigeria) […]

Eclectique Citizen: The President’s Weekly

Sunday, 17 October 2010, 20:48 | Category : Barack Obama, Eclectique Citizen, Politics, The Economy
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Winning this fight will not depend on government alone. It will depend on the innovation of American entrepreneurs; on the drive of American small business owners; on the skills and talents of American workers. These are the people who will help us grow our economy and create jobs. But government still has an important responsibility. […]