Category Archives: Urban Government

  • Julian Bond Remembered in Atlanta and Nationally with Water Ceremony

    Aug 24, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *A couple hundred people, including former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III, were on hand to remember Julian Bond on Saturday (Aug. 22) in Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the informal ceremony, which took place at the King Center’s reflecting pool, included remembrances of the late civil rights activist as well as […]

  • Pres. Obama to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

    Aug 21, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *President Barack Obama will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a trip to New Orleans next week. A White House official revealed to the Los Angeles Times that Obama will address “the region’s rebirth and what’s possible when citizens, city and corporate leaders all work together” to improve the economy during his visit […]

  • Devin James Urges Leaders to Acknowledge Systemic Racism & Listen to Voice of Community

    Aug 20, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ Leave a comment


    *Ferguson, MO – Despite angry protests and national outcry after the police killing of unarmed Michael Brown, Jr., a year ago Aug. 9, the police shootings of black citizens and ensuing uprisings continue to occur across the country. Diversity expert and author, Devin S. James, warns the tragedies and conflict will continue until government leaders make […]

  • Why Can’t People in Compton See ‘Straight Outta Compton?’

    Aug 19, 15 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Yes, it’s a bit of a trick question, but read on for the not too surprising answer. With the success “Straight Outta Compton” is having at the box office ($60.2 million opening), would it be too much of a stretch to actually see the current number one film in the land in the city it […]

  • Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is White House’s First Openly Transgender Official

    Aug 19, 15 by Qwest7 3 Comments


    *History is being made within the White House with 28-year-old Raffi Freedman-Gurspan becoming the first openly transgender official to serve inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ABC News cites an announcement made by the Obama administration that Freedman-Gurspan began her new job Tuesday (Aug. 18). The former National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) policy advisor’s new gig […]

  • Pres. Obama Hand-Picks White House’s Inaugural Spotify Playlists (LISTEN)

    Aug 17, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Taking the lead as he does with many White House endeavors, President Barack Obama exercised his power of executive selection in honor of the White House joining Spotify on Friday (Aug. 14). Overall, Obama inaugurated the music-sharing site with hand-picking two separate playlists: One for the day, and one for the night. Daytime selections range […]