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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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WATCH: 15-Year Old Aviwe Mtongana Raps for Pres. Obama

While visiting the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre, 15-year old Aviwe Mtongana treated the POTUS with an impromptu rap performance.

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Obamas Visit Goree Island Slavery Museum in Senegal

Currently touring Africa, The Obamas recently visited Goree Island in Senegal, a site from which African slaves were shipped to North America.

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President Obama Taps Susan Rice for National Security Adviser

President Obama announced that he’s replacing his current National Security Adviser, Tom Donilon, with Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

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Does Obama Unfairly Hold African Americans to a Different Standard?

President Obama’s Morehouse commencement speech has reignited conversation regarding the idea that he might be unfairly holding black youth to a different standard. What do you think, was his speech problematic or was it necessary? Does Obama hold our community to a different standard?

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President Obama Declares Oklahoma Major Disaster Area; 24 Dead, Hundreds Injured

The massive tornado that hit Oklahoma has left dozens dead and hundreds injured and without homes. President Obama has since declared Oklahoma a major disaster area, calling the tornado “one of the most destructive storms” in American history.

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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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