Category Archives: Barack Obama

President Obama remembers Trayvon Martin

President Obama on Thursday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black high school student shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer. “Today on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, showing all … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Obama’s Immigration Town Hall

WASHINGTON —  President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans can go after his immigration programs in the courts and in Congress, but his confidence will not be shaken. “In the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill

President Barack Obama on Tuesday, as promised, swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after receiving Obama’s veto message, … Continue reading

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Video | President Obama Delivers Keynote Address at Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images) President Obama: “No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” “We are NOT at war with Islam.”

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Photo Gallery: President Obama’s Early Career In Chicago

Hat tip BuzzFeed.com

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Black History | Will U.S. Address Legacy of Racial Terrorism?

Hat tip: LIZA A new report has uncovered shocking details about the history of lynchings in the United States and their legacy today. After five years of exhaustive research and interviews with local historians and descendants of lynching victims, the … Continue reading

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This is what President Obama was speaking about at the National Prayer Breakfast. OWN YOUR ISH, #AmeriKKKa.

RawStory: The charred corpse of a young black man, tied to a blistered tree in the heart of the Texas Bible Belt. Next to the burned body, young white men can be seen smiling and grinning, seemingly jubilant at their … Continue reading

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