One of the main speakers leading up to Hillary Clinton’s historic address to the Democratic National Convention was Rev. William Barber of North Carolina. “When we love the Jewish child and the Palestinian child, the Muslim and the Christian and the Hindu and the Buddhist, and those who have no faith but they love this nation, we are reviving the heart of our democracy,” Barber said. 29 more words
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By Bill Oakey – August 21, 2016
With Austinites reeling from another year of double-digit tax appraisal increases and neighborhoods across the city losing longterm residents because of high taxes, this blog has called for City Council action on affordability. 1,117 more words
“We have a new demographic emerging that is changing the South,” explains Barber, who received his bachelor’s degree in political science from North Carolina Central University, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and a doctorate from Drew University with a concentration in public policy and pastoral care. 37 more words
For several years now, the province of Québec has seen a record number of animals die in barn fires. While such tragedies are sadly nothing new, … 207 more words
Exactly 81 years ago this month, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law.
Since then, it has functioned as one of the most successful programs in our nation’s history, giving seniors the support they depend on during retirement. 75 more words