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IN MEMORIAM: Cigars and Whiskey – America’s Oldest Veteran, Richard
January 3, 2019
He was there at Pearl Harbor, when the battleships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa. He was there at Iwo Jima, where he said, ‘I only got out of there by the grace of God said former President Barack Obama in 2013 during a Veterans Day ceremony honoring Overton at Arlington National Cemetery. ... read more »
Barack Obama Releases his Favorite Songs, Books and Movies of 2018
December 31, 2018
Former President Barack Obama continues his tradition that he started in the Whitehouse, sharing his yearly best of in song, movies and literature. ... read more »
Gallup Poll Names Barack and Michelle Obama Most Admired Man and Woman of 2018
December 29, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the first time in 17 years, a woman other than Hillary Clinton has been named by Americans as the woman they admire most. ... read more »
Is Continuing Injustice Grounds A Call for Arms?
December 27, 2018
Black Lives have always mattered but Black people do not always act like it. Most Blacks know racism still exists but are conditioned to feel inferior to whites and often become complicit in their own oppression. I write about this periodically, because Blacks’ collective silence reinforces the barriers to their own wellbeing. While high-profile cases grab headlines and heartstrings, temporarily, other less heralded, but equally egregious, ongoing atrocities against Black people have become a crippling norm. (Public education’s failure to educate Black students and Black homeowners disproportionately suffering foreclosures as a result of the economic meltdowns, for example, are in some ways just as egregious as high profile cases of police killing unarmed Black men and boys. ... read more »
Trump Administration Forced to Forgive $150M in Student Loans
December 27, 2018
After a more than year-long delay, the U.S. Department of Education will cancel $150 million in debt owed by defrauded students, the agency announced Dec. 13. ... read more »
Former President Barack Obama Plays Santa for Children National Hospital in DC
December 19, 2018
Former president Barack Obama made a surprise visit at Children’s National hospital in Washington, D.C. and handed out gifts to kids. ... read more »
President Obama Pins Reflections of President George H.W. Bush Sr.
December 1, 2018
Obama recently visited Bush on a trip to Houston on Nov 27, just days before his passing. George H.W. Bush Sr. was America’s 41st president. He passed on Nov 30 at the age of 94. ... read more »
Does Democratic Takeover of the House Mean the ACA is Safe?
November 22, 2018
The Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as “Obamacare,” is one of the most consequential acts of Congress in the 21st Century, especially for African Americans. The ACA slashed the Black uninsured rate by 40%. ... read more »
Obama Backs More than 200 Democrats Ahead of Midterms
October 1, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is expanding his influence ahead of November’s midterm elections. On Monday, he released a second slate of endorsements for Democrats running for offices ranging from local to national, ... read more »
The Price of Black Disunity is Much Too High
September 27, 2018
The negative implications of disunity are clear though largely ignored, even though now, more than ever, Black unity on political, economic and public policy issues is crucial-not just for forward progress, but our very survival. Today’s column takes a closer look at Black disunity and the need to come together to develop strategic alternatives for concrete sustainable change. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Shuts the Door on Discriminatory Political Climate
September 14, 2018
“From the tone of the presidential campaign, to where the Klu Klux Klan makes their appearances regularly, to the deportation of hundreds of immigrants, to the ban on Muslims, to the children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border—that is where the CBC steps in.” ... read more »
 City Council Approves the Name Change of ‘Rodeo Road’ to ‘Obama Boulevard’ 
September 13, 2018
The City Council closed out their August meeting with a vote of a lifetime. Last month, members of the council were asked to vote on changing the street name “Rodeo Road” to “Obama Boulevard” after Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson motioned for the rename back in 2017.  ... read more »
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