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Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Protests Flare As Baltimore Reignites The Cause

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Hundreds of protesters gathered on the main street and in front of the city police department for a second consecutive night Wednesda...

Promise Zones Provide Opportunity and a Pathway to an Equitable Future

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

First announced by President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address, the Promise Zone Initiative aims to build a broader middle-class through partnering with local communities and businesses to create a pathway to greater economic stability for struggling families.

Jason Linkins

10 Things You Need To Know About Julian Castro If You'd Like To Be Somewhat Informed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been nominated to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. What's to be said about this? Well, over at the Washington Post, The Fix hooks you up with "The 10 things you need to know about Julian Castro." This must be a misprint, because the article goes on to relate 10 very inessential and/or inconsequential things about Castro. For example, did you know that he has a twin brother? Or that he does not speak Spanish? Here's a hot scoop: Castro could one day be the first Hispanic president of the United States, according to this one guy who said so once, unless of course someone else becomes the first Hispanic president of the United States. The whole "who will be the first Hispanic president of the United States" thing is really sort of up in the air at the moment.

This Is What A Promise Zone School Looks Like

| Brenda Iasevoli | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES – Most days, you can find Melissa Estrada at Monseñor Oscar Romero Charter Middle School in Central Los Angeles where her son Angel Her...

My Conversation With L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: State of the Union and Promise Zones

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins me tonight on PBS to preview tomorrow's State of the Union address, during which it is anticipated that President Obama will lay out plans to address poverty and income inequality as part of the 2014 legislative agenda.

Finding the Promise in Promise Zones, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

If a region's strategy for economic renewal was turned over to its people rather than controlled by its traditional power brokers, what would be the r...

Finding the Promise in Promise Zones, Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

President Obama's designation of five localities as Promise Zones is the latest in a long history of efforts by his predecessors to wage the war on po...

Obama Announcing New Initiative On Poverty

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce five "Promise Zones" this week as part of his effort to focus on income inequality in the lea...