Barack Obama

Reflecting on the Legacy of Bishop Blake as his 82nd  Birthday Nears 

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, Blake has shepherded tens of thousands of members for more than five decades. Not only has he ministered to the spiritual growth of his congregation, but he also addressed the physical needs of his community by implementing scores of social-economic programs to aid residents with home ownership, affordable housing, business development, financial counseling, and many other enterprises. Also, under the leadership of Bishop Blake,

Sir Sidney L. Poitier, Who Shattered Thousands of Glass Ceilings for African American Thespians, Returned to the Great Unknown, at the age of 94

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.  

Review: Obama, Springsteen’s ‘Renegades’ is smart, beautiful

“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.

LACMA Hosts Obama Portraits and Black Americans Exhibit

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.

The Movement for Justice Will Not Be Deterred OUR VOICES

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.

Disenfranchised and Marginalized Communities See Hope with Biden, Harris

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.

Black Lives Matter responds to President Obama with the launch of the Snappy Slogan campaign

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.