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Andrew Young on Peace, Justice and a Few Other Issues

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Andrew Young wants you not to worry. Despite humankind's failure to solve the problems of poverty, racism and inequality, and the smaller issues that cause us to despair, Young tells his listeners that a benevolent creator has everything under control.

Common High Expectations: A Conversation With Mayor Kevin Johnson

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 02.01.2015 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

TVA: Since being elected mayor of Sacramento in 2008, your mission has been to make Sacramento "a city that works for everyone." What does that mean in practice?

Mayors Join Forces In Fight Against Inequality

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who came into office six months ago promising to take on economic inequality in th...

L.A. Mayor Foresees Lengthy Battle With Donald Sterling

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Sunday he expects Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to put up a "long...

More Pressure On Dan Snyder To Change Team's Offensive Name

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Sunday that Redskins owner Dan Snyder should think about giving his football team a new name. "I think it shoul...

How Sacramento's Mayor Helped Push For The Sterling Decision

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.06.2014 | Black Voices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is on a winning streak. The former NBA star led the city's successful effort to keep the K...

NBA Players Want Maximum Punishment For Sterling

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports

The ball is in NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's court. In word and deed, the league's players have made their stance on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donal...

NBP Players' Union Responds To Clippers Owner's Alleged Racist Comments

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Sports

National Basketball Players Association president Chris Paul and Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson both issued statements on Saturday regarding the racis...

Fuzzy Thinking and Woolly Mammoths

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Designating the wooly mammoth as South Carolina's state fossil proved to be a no brainer, but not in the usual sense. It was because two senators insisted that if the state were to have an official fossil, the state should at the same time affirm that creatures of the world were created on the sixth day.

Sacramento Mayor To Lead National Mayoral Group

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was sworn in Wednesday as the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that ...

Joy Resmovits

Education Reform Becomes Dirty 'R-Word' On Mayors' School Turnaround Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The splashiest education reform wars in recent years have been the province of big-city mayors. New York's Michael Bloomberg (I) and Chicago's Rahm Em...

2012 COUNTDOWN: Mayors Urge Obama, Romney To Get Real

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

If you want hope and change in politics, mayors offer tons of it. The key to success in their jobs, they say, is to avoid -- as indeed they do -- partisan bickering and focus on What Works.

U.S. Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control Of Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education

* Teachers' unions fiercely oppose "parent trigger" laws * Many Democratic mayors split with unions on issue * Opponents...

Airline Passenger Complains To Police About Attendant Waking Him

The Indianapolis Star | Posted 04.24.2012 | Weird News

A 37-year-old Arizona man filed a police complaint against a flight attendant who tapped him on the knee with a magazine to wake him up....

Any Given Child: A Progress Report

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.12.2012 | Education
Michael Kaiser

One challenge that is universally experienced is the shrinking pool of public funding for arts education. No one who works in arts education can ignore this reality.

Kevin Johnson: Read to Succeed

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

"All students should read at grade level by the end of third grade." It's a simple, important, and powerful message that is central to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's Stand Up campaign.

Kings Staying Put.. For Now

AP | By BERNIE WILSON and JOSH DUBOW | Posted 07.02.2011 | Sports

-- The Sacramento Kings will remain in town for at least one more season to give Mayor Kevin Johnson a chance to follow through on his promise of a n...

Sacramento Makes A Final Play To Keep Kings

AP | ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 06.19.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Business and political leaders in Sacramento have another chance to persuade the NBA that the Kings should stay in town, an...

Cities of Service Takes off

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shirley Sagawa

September has been a big month for the service movement, with ten new mayors unveiling city service plans to local fanfare and ten additional mayors appointing Chief Service Officers.

Obama Removes AmeriCorps's IG

AP | ANN SANNER and PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An inspector general fired by President Barack Obama said Friday he acted "with the highest integrity" in investigating AmeriCorps ...

Another Microsoft Reorganization, Circling The Wagons 'Round Windows

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The head of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Business (which includes the online business), Kevin Johnson, is headed to Juniper Networks. Microsoft...