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Pres. Obama’s Morehouse Commencement Speech Raises Eyebrows

In a rousing commencement speech at Morehouse College, President Obama urged the graduates to use their degrees and ambitious to give back to the community and help the less fortunate.

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In 2012, Black Voters Surpassed White Turnout for First Time Ever

According to a new analysis, black voters surpassed white voter turnout for the first time ever. In spite of Republican attempts to suppress minority turnout, black voters actually voted at a higher rate than other groups, including whites.

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LZ Granderson: Treat Chicago Gangs as Terrorists

A powerful editorial by LZ Granderson asks why American doesn’t fight gang violence with the same sense of urgency with which it combats terrorism.

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Obama Administration Announce New Drug Policy Emphasizing Treatment Over Incarceration

The Obama Administration has announced a new policy for fighting drug abuse; one that emphasizes treatment over incarceration. The plan will use public health tools to address the root causes of drug use and abuse, and divert offenders to rehabilitation programs.

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Poison-Tainted Letter Addressed to Pres. Obama Intercepted at Screening Facility

Since yesterday, three letters addressed to specific politicians have been intercepted after testing positive for a poisonous substance called ricin. One of them was intended for President Obama.

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New Documentary Explores Obama’s “Complicated” Relationship with Black Community

A new documentary – “A Complicated Affair” – explores President Obama’s complex relationship with the black community, examining the widespread support and criticism he’s received from African Americans

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Michelle Obama: “Hadiya Pendleton Was Me and I Was Her”

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Chicago yesterday and made an impassioned speech on gun violence, comparing herself to Hadiya Pendleton: “Hadiya Pendleton was me and I was her,” Mrs. Obama said.

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Michelle Obama To Address Gun Violence at Chicago’s Harper High School

Michelle Obama will be visiting Chicago today to talk gun violence at Harper High School, one of many high schools deeply impacted by the city’s gun violence crisis. 29 students have been shot and 8 have died in the past year alone.

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Coalition of Celebrities Call on President Obama to Reform Drug Laws

Over 100 entertainers have banded together to call on President Obama to change America’s drug laws; emphasizing rehabilitation and intervention rather than jail time. Are you ready to see major reform to America’s drug laws? Will the President heed their call?

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President Obama Criticized for Calling Kamala Harris ‘Best-Looking’ Attorney General

President Obama is facing criticism for calling California Attorney General Kamala Harris “by far, the best-looking attorney general.” Do you think his comments were sexist?

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