*(Via LA Times) – Eric H. Holder Jr. sounds like a man who suddenly found a second wind. During his first four years as America’s top law enforcement officer, Holder’s tenure at the Justice Department seemed so unfocused and controversy-prone that even Democrats began to question what the nation’s first African American attorney general had accomplished, and whether he had the passion to stick it out. Continue reading
The two share their enduring love story, and gripping tales of their humble past. A close-knit family, staying grounded has been an important aspect of their love survival.
“It’s not going to stop me from doing the work I am dedicated to doing. In fact, it’s going to intensify my efforts,” said Holder of recent political battles. ”People will judge me not on the basis of this vote, but on the basis of the work I have done and will continue to do.”
Malone, who is a successful OB-GYN in Washington D.C., is featured all on her own. Throughout the interview, she tells her intriguing life story and shares a little insight into her recently debuted documentary, “Slavery by Another Name.”
Check out the riveting conversation in the latest issue of Essence.
*It’s a little scary when government officials seem to have a type of power that seems nearly tyrannical. But Attorney General Eric Holder might just be getting praised for ordering the writer of HBO “The Wire” to pick their pens back up to write more episodes or a movie.
For those of you who live under a rock, the show captures the life-like grit in the streets among city police and drug dealers. It focuses on the desperate cops who are at war with the city’s narcotics issues.
And last week three of the actors joined the AG to help bring awareness to the issue of protecting children from drug abuse and exploitation.
In the midst of the event, Holder made his demands to the writers of the show, David Simon and Ed Burns.
“I want to speak directly to Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of ‘The Wire’,” Holder said, drawing laughter and applause from the audience. “That’s actually at a minimum. … If you don’t do a season, do a movie. We’ve done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon.”