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Privilege At Play in the Oval Office

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Obama has advocated more for the LGBTQ community than the black community. Why? Privilege…. When asked about targeted policy for the black community, Obama conveniently responded with “I am not the president of black America. I’m the president of America.” He added, “I want all Americans to have opportunity.” Though these statements were in response […]

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President Obama Calls Woman Credited w/ Stopping Elementary School Gunman

President Obama has called Antoinette Tuff, the woman credited with disarming a gunman who terrorized a Georgia elementary school earlier this week. At the height of the crisis, Tuff cleverly built a rapport with gunman Brandon Hill, eventually convincing him to surrender peacefully to police. No one was injured.

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FLOTUS: Obama Presidency ‘Changes the Bar’ For Our Youth

During a recent interview, First Lady Michelle Obama said the Obama Presidency “changes the bar” for all of our youth, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality: “Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States.”

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President Obama Will Speak at March on Washington Anniversary Ceremony

President Obama is slated to speak at the upcoming ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Negro League Players Honored by President Obama

Yesterday, President Obama honored former Negro League players for their contributions to African American history.

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Cornel West: President Obama Is a Global George Zimmerman

Cornel West has joined his radio cohost Tavis Smiley in blasting the POTUS in the wake of his Trayvon Martin speech last Friday. Speaking with Democracy Now, West called President Obama “a global George Zimmerman” for his use of deadly drone attacks overseas.

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Tavis Smiley Blasts President Obama for Trayvon Martin Speech

Tavis Smiley has blasted the President over his Trayvon Martin remarks last Friday, criticizing the amount of time it took him to speak out, and questioning his motives: “He did not walk to the podium for an impromptu address to the nation. He was pushed to that podium. A week of protests outside the White House, pressure building on him inside the White House, pushed him to that podium.”

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Obama Speaks Out on Zimmerman Trial: ‘Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me’

President Obama spoke to the African American perspective on the George Zimmerman trial at a press conference today; drawing parallels between himself and Trayvon, and suggesting that the outcome of the trial might have been different had Martin been white.

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Is President Obama Considering Ray Kelly – Overseer of Stop and Frisk – for Homeland Security Position?

President Obama is reportedly flirting with the idea of naming NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly head of Homeland Security. In case you didn’t know, as NYC police commissioner, Kelly presides over the controversial, ineffective, and racist Stop and Frisk policy.

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VIDEO: Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) Undergoes Force-Feeding in Support of Guantánamo Hunger Strikers

The Obama administration has a policy of force-feeding Guantanamo Bay detainees at night, and plan to continue to do so in spite of the month-long fast. Many Muslim leaders are calling on the administration to reconsider its tactics. Rapper and actor Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) volunteered to appear in a short film made to shed light on the force-feeding process by undergoing that process himself.

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