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President Obama Just Granted Clemency to 46 People

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By Diamond 12:15 pm July 13, 2015 President Obama has issued clemency to forty-six imprisoned men and women. This brings the total amount of commutations by President Obama to ninety. The president will speak tomorrow about his plans for changes to the criminal justice system tomorrow in an address to the NAACP. BREAKING: @POTUS just […]

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President Obama Escorts Trans Woman of Color Out of LGBTQ Event

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By Jenn M. Jackson 10:55 am June 26, 2015 At the annual White House reception honoring LGBT Pride Month, President Obama was confronted by a trans woman of color who interrupted him during his speech. Rather than empower her voice, respect her concerns, or even give her the time of day, the President gave one […]

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Racist Flags, President Obama’s N-Word, and White Race Confusion

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By Jenn M. Jackson 9:00 am June 26, 2015 During my first quarter of grad school, I read some powerful words about the interaction between antiracism and antiracialism. These words resonated with me mainly because I frequently saw many White Americans struggling with how these two, very different ideologies work in modern society. In his […]

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Watch: President Obama Talks Ferguson and Mean Tweets

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By Diamond 10:41 am March 13, 2015 President Obama got a chance to respond to mean tweets on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live but his appearance was more than just laughs. He also discussed current events in Ferguson. “What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there […]

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12-Year-Old: Obama Hates America

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By Diamond 9:58 am February 24, 2015 C.J. Pearson, a self-described conservative, released a new video that says President Obama hates America.  If President Obama loved America, he would “would call ISIS what it really is—an assault on Christianity and an assault on America,” said Pearson. Further, if Obama loved America, he “wouldn’t try to take away […]

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From Brownsville to the White House

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By Diamond 10:36 am February 9, 2015 From the White House: A couple of weeks ago, a photo of 13-year-old Vidal appeared on Humans of New York, a popular blog. He talked about his principal Ms. Lopez, saying: “She told each one of us that we matter.” After garnering more than 1 million likes and shares […]

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President Obama’s State of the Union speech first to say transgender, but so what?

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By Diamond 4:20 pm January 21, 2015 Last night’s address was the first State of the Union speech to directly reference lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. President Obama has previously referenced transgender individuals in a speeches, making him the first president to do so. While the recognition is important, some trans activists wonder, “Where are […]

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Obama dropped the mic during the State of the Union

By Diamond 1:51 am January 21, 2015

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President Obama Just Changed the Game

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By Diamond 10:17 am January 9, 2015 Yesterday, President Obama proposed making community college free for those “who are willing to work for it.”

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Chicago boy’s letter to Santa asking for safety goes viral

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:47 am December 31, 2014 13-year-old Malik Bryant wanted peace for Christmas. The Chicago teenager desired it so much, that he wrote a letter to Santa asking that the city be covered in safety. Now, Bryant’s letter has gone viral. 

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