We are two days away from Presidents Day - or the joint celebration of the birthdays of President George Washington (February 22) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12). It's also the birthday celebration of Frederick Douglass - February 14 - also celebrated as Valentine's Day here in the US. Activities abound over this week end and through to the following week, so I thought I might give you an overview of what you're in for - should you decide to partake of the events and festivities. These are some, but by no means all, of what's going on.
February 12-15: New York State Black and Puerto Rican Caucus - Albany New York: This is the opportunity to bring together all of the key legislators for New York - upstate and down - as well as business and community leaders, activists, etc., to tackle some of the problems that are specific to New York's large and diverse Black population - and to set the agenda for the coming year. This is also going to be a powder keg of political machinations and jockeying for positions and votes, since Congressman Charles Rangel has announced that he's retiring from Congress - and there are several who are looking to take his seat. And I would not be at all surprised if Hilary Clinton and Bernie Saunders don't show up on their doorstep as well - seeking Black votes and support. Should make for an interesting weekend.
February 16-18: New York: Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project (19th Year):
If you haven't already done so, you can register on line - as always Rev. Jackson
has lined up some heavy hitters in the industry - i.e. investment industry, and will
be providing information and access that you couldn't obtain otherwise.
The information follows: