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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 »
Obama to receive award, give speech at University of Illinois
September 6, 2018
The award honors the legacy of Douglas, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1949 to 1967. ... read more »
President Obama Heads to Orange County for Mid-Term Rally
September 5, 2018
  Rarely have we seen former president Barack Obama involved in any US politics since leaving office, but with so much to lose he’s hitting the campaign trial. ... read more »
McCain Leaves Mixed Legacy Among Some Black Californians, His Vote On Healthcare May Change Their View
August 30, 2018
The news is currently filled with stories about the life of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona.) McCain was involved with several major events of the last 50 years, such as the Vietnam War, where he was a POW, and his 2008 presidential campaign, which he lost to the first black president, Barack Obama. ... read more »
Use of the ‘N-Word’ is Far From the Only Measure of Racism
August 30, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the president’s former aide, claims there is a tape of him using the vile racial slur. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she “can’t guarantee” that a tape doesn’t exist. Trump tweeted, “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary.” The press pursued the question as if this would establish for one and for all whether Trump is a racist. ... read more »
Los Angeles NAACP Supports Ridley-Thomas’ 
African American Voter Efforts
August 30, 2018
USC said it turned the matter over to the feds because the School forwarded the donation to the United Ways of California, directing it be used for an African American voter research project run by his son, former California Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. ... read more »
WATCH: Ava Duvernay Gives the Significance of August 28th for Black Folks
August 28, 2018
Ava DuVernay enlightens us about important events that have occurred on August 28. ... read more »
Former President’s Barack Obama and George W. Bush to Speak at John McCain’s Funeral, Trump Not Invited
August 27, 2018
Donald Trump has managed to get disinvited to two prominent funerals in his first term. First he was banned from former first lady Barabra Bush’s funeral and now a firm “no invite” ... read more »
Los Angeles NAACP Supports Ridley-Thomas’ 
African American Voter Efforts
August 22, 2018
At face value, the previous weeks headlines seemed disturbing: University of Southern California had referred a donation, made to the School of Social Work by LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, to federal officials for investigation. ... read more »
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