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OBAMA’S LEGACY IS MIXED FOR BLACKS
January 20, 2017
    OBAMA’S LEGACY IS MIXED FOR BLACKS  EXPECTATIONS THAT HIS PRESIDENCY WOULD MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES Contrary to Black people’s euphoric, uncritical acceptance of Barack Obama’s candidancy- and subsequently, ... read more »
Obama’s and Trump’s Transfer of Power: Lewis and Our Enduring Legacy of Struggle
January 20, 2017
    Whatever legacy we eventually decide President Barack Hussein Obama has left for us, the country and the world, it must be discussed in the context of the larger legacy of Black people who brought him into being and shielded him from the arctic wolves and winter winds that howled hatred and hostility throughout his tenure. ... read more »
THANK YOU America by President Barack Obama
January 19, 2017
My fellow Americans, It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. ... read more »
Saluting the Greatness of Michelle Obama
January 19, 2017
One of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite sayings is “success is when preparation meets opportunity.” Over the last eight years, we’ve seen the living, breathing embodiment of that motto in our fabulous First Lady, Michelle Obama. Like a NBA baller who shines on the court, Michelle didn’t become the dynamic force we see today without a lot of training and hard work. Michelle prepared for the role of First Lady by first learning street smarts while growing up on the Southside of Chicago. She continued with an education at America’s best Ivy League Schools where she earned an undergraduate degree from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard. ... read more »
Saying Goodbye to the Obamas is hard to do
January 19, 2017
And while the Obamas may have used the office of the presidency to change the world, the pressures of the outside world didn’t change them. The Obamas stayed true to their selves, true to their roots. They may have lived in the Whitehouse but they kept their black identity —whether it was Barack going falsetto to sing Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together, or Michelle dancing to Uptown Funk on Ellen. Without a doubt, the Obamas brought soul to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ... read more »
The Great Orator, The Smart Guy  
January 18, 2017
He’s mixed with ivy league education and common sense, he can articulate with the scholars, socialize with the elite, kid around with pop culture, sing Al Greene, theologize with religious leaders or join in for a piece of sweet potato pie and conversation at any family reunion. ... read more »
President Barack Obama political cartoon page by David G. Brown 
January 18, 2017
For the last 14 years’ artist, educator and publisher, David G. Brown, has been producing political cartoons for the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper. Over the years he has been recipient of several awards including multiple prestigious Merit Awards for "Best Editorial Cartoon" from the National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA). Pelican Publishing Company Inc. featured his work in the 2005 thru 2014 editions of the “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year”. His book, "Obama, Race and the Media: Drawing my own Conclusions" was awarded a NAACP Image award in 2009.  Brown is member of the board of Director for the Museum of African American Art Los Angeles and formerly served as a Board of Director and active member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonist since 2004. The U.S. State Department and Brazilian Consulate sponsored an art exhibit at the Museum Afro Brazil and cultural exchange visit for Mr. Brown to São Paulo Brazil.  He is currently working on a book with a collection of Political Cartoons focusing on the journey and legacy of the first African American President of the United States of American, Barack Obama.      ... read more / view gallery/ view cartoon »
As Obama departs, we owe him our thanks 
January 18, 2017
The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind. ... read more »
Why We Must Defend Obama’s Every Student Succeeds Act
January 18, 2017
For the community as a whole, supporting everything education is just plain ole common sense ... read more »
Open letter to President Obama by Congresswoman Karen Bass
January 18, 2017
You inherited the country on the brink of economic collapse and your coverage plan gave healthcare to millions of Americans and secured health benefits for millions more. ... read more »
Why is President Obama Getting No Credit as He Leaves Office?
January 18, 2017
It is easy to place the blame on President Obama, but the entire Democrat leadership team must also share in the blame. For the last six years, it appears that the Republican Party is quicker to the draw, and they appear to work harder.  ... read more »
The Shameless Deception of Trump’s “New Deal for Black America”
January 12, 2017
It only takes a glance at his agenda to see the coded language that has characterized the Trump doctrine ... read more »
A National Day of Racial Healing on January 17 Will Help Americans Heal and Overcome Deep Racial Divisions
January 12, 2017
Initiated by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation enterprise ... read more »
An MLK Day Wish: A New Narrative
January 12, 2017
When Dr. King declared that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, he was invoking the moral high ground of an inclusive framework for the civil rights movement in America. ... read more »
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