Category Archives: Urban Government

  • City of Detroit Media Producers Up For Emmy

    May 20, 15 by Larry Buford Leave a comment

    *Two City of Detroit media producers have been nominated for the Emmy Award in the category of Historic/Cultural – Program Special. Phylecia Wilson and cohort Sanders ‘Skip’ Bryant IV will compete against each other in the same category – Wilson for The Style of Motown, and Bryant for Going Back to Motown both of which […]

  • Pres. Obama Breaks Guinness World Record with New Twitter Account

    May 20, 15 by Qwest7 1 Comment

    *President Barack Obama hasn’t had his own Twitter account that long, but he’s already making his presence known. On Monday (May 18), the commander-in-chief broke the Guinness world record for the “fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Twitter,” the Huffington Post reports. According to Guinness World Records, Obama’s Twitter account, @POTUS, scored 1 […]

  • Harriet Tubman Tops Poll For Being the First Woman on a $20 Bill

    May 14, 15 by Qwest7 2 Comments

    *The people have spoken. And from the looks of a new poll, Harriet Tubman is the top choice for being the first woman on the $20 bill. Tubman is noted for using the Underground Railroad to help hundreds of slaves escape to freedom. According to The Huffington Post, the abolitionist received 33.6 percent of the […]

  • Black Fox News Contributor Dogs Michelle Obama’s Commencement Speech (WATCH)

    May 13, 15 by Qwest7 18 Comments

    *First Lady Michelle Obama may have scored points with the folks at Tuskegee University for her commencement address to the class of 2015, but apparently it wasn’t good enough for Angela McGlowan. During an appearance Tuesday on “Fox & Friends,” the Fox News contributor was critical of Obama, saying she was too focused on the […]

  • Michelle O Shares How Racialized Media Stories ‘Knocked Me Back’

    May 12, 15 by Qwest7 2 Comments

    *First Lady Michelle Obama is a strong woman, but even she wasn’t immune to feeling the effects of the media’s treatment of her while traveling with her husband, then-Senator Barack Obama, during his 2008 presidential campaign. For Mrs. Obama, the experience was a real eye-opener as she admitted how it challenged her to gain control […]

  • Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Lifts Curfew Effective Immediately

    May 3, 15 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *In Baltimore things appear to be getting back to “normal,” so on Sunday morning Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that she has lifted the curfew that has been in place across the city for five nights. “Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew,” she said in a statement. “My goal has always been […]