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Reflecting on the Legacy of Bishop Blake as his 82nd  Birthday Nears 
August 4, 2022
Most people will agree that Presiding Bishop Emeritus Charles E. Blake, Sr. is the epitome of a faith leader. That description is highly accurate. As the senior pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, ... read more »
Barack Obama Receives Outpouring of Love After Announcing Positive COVID Test
March 14, 2022
Former President Barack Obama announced on Sunday, March 13, that he tested positive for COVID-19. ... read more »
Dolores Helen Hickambottom, Noted Pasadena Community Activist, Passes Away
January 20, 2022
Dolores Helen Hickambottom was born March 27, 1931, the second of four children born to Edward and Lillian (Polite) Dupre in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Her parents and sister, Mary Rose Arceneaux, and brother, Oscar Dupre, Sr., preceded her in death. ... read more »
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Sir Sidney L. Poitier, Who Shattered Thousands of Glass Ceilings for African American Thespians, Returned to the Great Unknown, at the age of 94
January 13, 2022
I am humbled by the legacy that Sidney Poitier has left. Imagine the sheer will that is required to shatter all of the obstacles that were tossed into his path. The hatred of African Americans in the United States of America has never left this stolen land, but in the ’20s, achieving any kind of equality seemed as distant as touching the stars.   ... read more »
Review: Obama, Springsteen’s ‘Renegades’ is smart, beautiful
October 26, 2021
“Renegades: Born in the USA” by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen (Crown) “Renegades: Born in the USA” is human, vulnerable, smart and passionate. This curated transcript of former President Barack Obama’s and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen’s conversations is accompanied by a thoughtful layout that underscores the dialogue within and brings the authors’ lives into focus. ... read more »
LACMA Hosts Obama Portraits and Black Americans Exhibit
October 21, 2021
Los Angeles County Museum of Art will open “The Obama Portraits Tour” and “Black American Portraits” on November 7. The exhibits feature the “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama” painting as created by Amy Sherald, the “Barack Obama” artwork as visualized by Kehinde Wiley and two centuries of Kehinde Wiley. ... read more »
Florida Star and Georgia Star Publisher Clara McLaughlin Dies
October 7, 2021
Clara McLaughlin, the famous author, and publisher of The Florida Star and The Georgia Star in Jacksonville, Florida, has died. ... read more »
After delays, construction on Obama Center begins in Chicago
August 17, 2021
Five years after Barack Obama chose Chicago as the site for his legacy project, construction officially began Monday on the Obama Presidential Center. ... read more »
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The Movement for Justice Will Not Be Deterred OUR VOICES
August 5, 2021
The so-called “conservative” justices on the Supreme Court are rewriting the laws passed by Congress to serve their own partisan purposes. Now the excuse is to limit voter fraud, even though there is no evidence of such fraud other than in the ravings of partisan politicians. This struggle will continue. ... read more »
Former President Barack Obama Joins NBA Africa As Strategic Partner
July 29, 2021
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that former President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa as a strategic partner. ... read more »
Disenfranchised and Marginalized Communities See Hope with Biden, Harris
February 11, 2021
On his first day, just hours after taking the oath of office, President Biden signed a host of executive orders – one of them aimed at ensuring racial equity. “It is, therefore, the policy of my administration that the federal government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality” President Biden proclaimed. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter responds to President Obama with the launch of the Snappy Slogan campaign
December 7, 2020
The Black Lives Matter PAC responds to former President Barack Obama’s recent remarks about “losing people with snappy slogans” and formally announces the launch of the organization's Snappy Slogan campaign. The campaign can be found at www.snappyslogan.com.  President Obama thinks you lose people with snappy slogans like #DefundThePolice. Our movement believes when leaders waste time criticizing a hashtag instead of talking about stopping the murders committed by law enforcement and white supremacists, we lose Black lives. If the former President is worried about whether #DefundThePolice is the right slogan, we must make it known that this is the type of leadership that is a part of the problem.  ... read more »
“Cherishing and Challenging Kamala Harris: Issues of Commitment and Accountability”
November 26, 2020
There is no doubt that the nomination and election of Kamala Harris as Vice President Elect of the United States of America is of great importance and meaning to us as a people. Indeed, it was a hard-won victory, not only at the voting box, but over the numerous evil, oppressive and varied attempts to deny our vote and voice before and after the election. Like the election of President Baraka Obama, it is for Black people an historical achievement born of a constant and committed work and righteous and relentless struggle to expand the realm of freedom, justice, and equity in this country. ... read more »
Biden Announces Key Staff Appointments
November 26, 2020
In a news release, Biden’s campaign officials noted that “these diverse, experienced, and talented individuals demonstrate President-elect Biden’s commitment to building an administration that looks like America.” The campaign noted further that each has deep government expertise and will be ready to help the president-elect deliver results for working families on day one. ... read more »
‘How Did 12 Percent of Black Men vote for Trump?’
November 19, 2020
In Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, 95 percent of Black male voters and 96 percent of Black women chose him, NBC News reported. Four years later, Black women’s support remained at 96 percent for Obama’s 2012 re-election, while Black men slid to 87 percent. In 2016, when the nominee was Hillary Clinton, Black men dropped further to 82 percent while Black women’s support for Clinton remained high at 94 percent. Biden came close to matching that this year, garnering the support of 91 percent of Black women. But 12 percent of Black men voted for Trump, according to exit polls. ... read more »
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