conferences http://wwno.org en Obama to Speak at Urban League Conference http://wwno.org/post/obama-speak-urban-league-conference <p>WASHINGTON &mdash; President Barack Obama will address the National Urban League Conference on July 25 in New Orleans.</p><p>The conference by one of the nation&#39;s oldest civil rights organizations is focused on increasing employment for African-Americans, who now face a jobless rate of 13.6 percent, nearly 5 percentage points higher than the national average.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:13:11 +0000 The Associated Press 14767 at http://wwno.org Astrologers Gaze into Future at New Orleans Meet http://wwno.org/post/astrologers-gaze-future-new-orleans-meet <p>They&#39;re seeing stars in New Orleans.</p><p>Roughly 1,500 astrologers from more than 30 countries have converged at the Mariott Hotel on Canal Street for the <a href="http://www.uacastrology.com/" target="_blank">United Astrology Conference</a>, where they will discuss planetary alignments and the role the solar system has in such matters as the economy and upcoming U.S. presidential race.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:36:58 +0000 The Associated Press 11959 at http://wwno.org