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Obama renames African Leaders Program after Nelson Mandela

President Obama will rename a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders after late former South African President Nelson Mandela. Obama is expected to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington. 

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President Obama adds to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

President Obama is expected to announce new commitments to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative during a town hall meeting on education early Monday morning. The project, which aims to connect young black men with mentors and other assistance through the help of corporations, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits has been under some scrutiny of late. Nonetheless companies […]

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Staci Yandle and Darrin Gayles confirmed as federal judges

We previously reported that President Obama had nominated Staci Yandle to preside over the U.S. District Court in Illinois. Today, it was announced that both Yandle and Darrin Gayles have been confirmed as federal judges. Yandle is now the second black lesbian–and the first in 20 years–to be confirmed; Gayles becomes the first openly gay black […]

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Rule change to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative will prevent black organizations from getting involved

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According to the blog Crew of 42, a rule change the Obama Administration’s initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, which is aimed at helping young black men, will prevent black civic organizations from participating in the initiative. The organization 100 Black Men of America has written a letter of concern.

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After defending President Obama, baseball legend receives hate mail

A week after baseball legend Hank Aaron’s comparison of Obama’s GOP critics to the Ku Klux Klan, the Hall of Famer is now receiving hate mail.  During an interview with USA Today, the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves told the publication: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a […]

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Belgian newspaper apologizes for depicting Obamas as apes

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A Belgian newspaper has apologized after outcry over an image depicting President Barack Obama and the First Lady with their faces photoshopped to look like apes. The image appeared in Flemish newspaper De Morgen’s Saturday edition in a satire section called “The Obama Herald.”

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President Obama set to announce new initiative for young men of color

President Obama is set to announce a new initiative aimed specifically at young men of color. “My Brother’s Keeper” will bring together institutions whose goal will be generating strategies that will help young men of color. Those strategies deemed most effective will then be deployed in various ways. 

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Retired judge who sent racist email about Obama passed along hundreds of others

It turns out that a former chief judge who retired after a racist email comparing President Obama’s conception to sex with a dog was sent from his account passed along a number of racist emails. Richard Cebull admitted to sending the email, which contained a picture with the caption, “A Little boy said to his […]

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Poll: Young voter support for President Obama declines

According to a poll conducted by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, 41 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 approve of President Obama’s job performance. The rating is the lowest-ever among the group, and an 11 point drop from April.

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Latest cartoon depicts President Obama as Ape

A recent cartoon depicting President Barack Obama as an ape has sparked outrage. In the stripe, President Obama appears to have apelike features, and air bubbles of statements he’s made in the past about the Affordable Care Act and the Middle East hover over his head. The cartoon, created by Ted Rall, was posted to […]

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