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Obama’s State of the Union proposals are super popular with everyone except Congress


By Diamond 5:49 pm January 20, 2015 Kira Lerner of ThinkProgress writes that despite the popularity of President Obama’s State of the Union proposals, Congress is standing in their way.

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Petition calls for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to pardon Assata Shakur

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:51 am December 19, 2014 A new Change.org petition is calling for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to pardon Assata Shakur. Shakur was arrested during a traffic stop in New Jersey. A shootout left her injured with multiple wounds, the driver, Zayd Shakur dead, and a state trooper dead. After several trials, […]

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Ferguson activists meet with President, demand an end to police brutality

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:32 pm December 2, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri activists met with President Barack Obama Monday to demand that officials put an end to police brutality in the nation. It has been one week since a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on […]

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Black Immigration Network responds to President Obama’s immigration relief announcement


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:23 pm November 21, 2014 In response to years of mass mobilizing for immigrant rights in the face of harsh and restrictive enforcement policies, President Obama announced several executive actions that provide relief for an estimated 4 million of more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. In response to the […]

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Loretta Lynch emerges as possible attorney general replacement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm November 7, 2014 U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as President Obama leading choice to be the next attorney general. But the president does not plan on nominating anyone until after a trip to Asia next week. 

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Florida man running for office creates fake Obama endorsement letter


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:32 am November 3, 2014 A Florida man who is running for office posted a fake endorsement from President Obama to his Facebook page. The letter, posted to Commission candidate Derrick Wallace’s Facebook page, contained a forged Obama signature and is filled with misspellings. 

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Stacey Dash blames Obama, calls blacks ‘uneducated’ and ‘worthless’ due to his policies


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:34 pm October 16, 2014 Ever since Stacey Dash dipped her feet into the realm of political commentary, she’s been stirring up controversy. The latest? Referring to blacks as “worthless” and “uneducated” due to President Obama’s policies. The comments came during a segment of Hannity. 

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Boston Herald cartoonist says sorry, calls Obama watermelon cartoon an innocent mistake

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:49 am October 2, 2014 The creator of a racist cartoon that made fun of an intruder entering the president’s home apologized and called the cartoon an innocent mistake. Jerry Holbert, whose cartoon appeared in Wednesday’s Boston Herald, took to the airwaves Wednesday morning. 

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Boston Herald cartoon mocks Obama intruder situation, has him asking president for watermelon

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:00 am October 1, 2014 A political cartoon published in Wednesday’s Boston Herald has people calling the newspaper racist. The cartoon mocks a very serious security breach that took place where a man jumped the White House fence and actually made it through the door of the president’s home. 

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Obama launches sexual assault prevention campaign on college campuses

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:36 am September 23, 2014 The Obama administration has launched a national campaign aimed at combatting campus sexual assault. The initiative calls on celebrities and athletes to mobilize college students, particularly young men, to speak up when they witness such vile acts. 

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