Tagged: President Barack Obama

Obama Oks Smog And Thousands Of Asthma And Heart Attacks Per Year

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Photo Credit: Smog over Skyline from São Paulo city in Brazil by Gaf.arq

Ever so quietly this Labor Day Weekend President Obama announced he is directing the EPA to withdraw smog standards that would have cut smog pollution from power plants, refineries and even cars. The smog limits would have prevented 2,200 heart attacks and 23,000 asthma attacks annually. A little more smog might not seem like such a big deal but air pollution was recently found to be worse for you than cocaine. Considering the alarming asthma rates in African-American communities (every 1 in 6 has asthma) President Obama is putting his black supporters and environmentalists in a tough position when it comes to re-election. Continue reading

President Obama Does The View

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I love how Barbara Walters came back for this one and all the ladies are dressed in funerary garb to reflect the gravity of the moment, discussions about the president being on twitter. Sadly this president is saddled with being a cultural, economic and political president, which I’m sure he loves, but it gets to be a little too much fun to ask him questions about Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Snooki for my liking. Continue reading

VIDEO: Shirley Sherrod, The USDA & Black Farmers

My grandfather used to say ‘the land don’t know no color, the land never mistreated anybody. It’s the people here.” ~Dr. John Boyd

There are several notable things about the Shirley Sherrod incident worth acknowledging, most involve how much this incident is not about the woman in question. The African American Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture was forced to resign of from her position after conservative activist and blogger Andrew Breitbart posted a highly edited video of Sherrod’s address at a March 2010 NAACP event to his website that made her look like she engaged in discriminatory practices towards whites. Continue reading

So Fresh And So Green’s Birthday 1.0!!!

Today is the birthday of sofreshandsogreen.com. My bouncing baby blog is a 1 year old and that’s thanks to you guys. It’s also my birthday and for me it’s been quite a journey because at times I may teach, or even preach, but I learn as you learn. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with so many great folks out there and I’m glad I could be a part of educating, informing and entertaining. Continue reading

VIDEO: President Obama Funds Green Jobs & Electric Cars

AP Photo: Lisa Jackson, right, watches as Nadia Montes tests a water sample from Compton Creek as a coalition of public and private stakeholders announced the strategic acquisition of a four-acre “soft bottom” parcel of land in the waterway in Compton, Calif. , Wednesday, July 7, 2010. The creek is a tributary of the Los Angeles River. Federal officials have affirmed that the Los Angeles River qualifies for Clean Water Act protections by designating it as a full-fledged navigable waterway.

Keeping tabs on Prez O and Lisa P is important. They are the President and Head Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency of the US. When she’s not looking at water samples in the Gulf, Lisa P. Jackson’s also on facebook and she posted this. Continue reading

Solar Energy’s Future Is So Bright It Has To Wear Shades

Photo Credit: Reuters

On the heels of President Obama’s announcement of $2 billion in conditional commitments to key solar companies our clean energy future may have some brighter prospects but much more needs to be done. Continue reading

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