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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 »
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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 »
Black Lives, And Black Livelihoods Were At Stake In This Election. Black Votes Determined Its Outcome.
November 12, 2020
As grief and despair over the racially-disproportionate impact of the COVID pandemic and police brutality erupted in unrest across America’s cities this summer, the National Urban League mobilized to channel the protests in the streets into power at the polls. ... read more »
Taking Tuesday in Stride: Waking Up Wednesday Still in Struggle
November 5, 2020
As we wait for the final results of the 2020 election, I refer us to the article I wrote in 2016 under similar circumstances. And the point remains, whatever happens, the struggle will and must continue. No matter how things go down Tuesday night, we must wake up Wednesday morning still in struggle and reaffirm without unrealistic hope or paralyzing horror, that there is still much to do and it is up to us to do it. For indeed, as we always said, the time is now, there is no other; struggle is the way forward, there is no alternative; and we are the ones, there’s no avoiding it. ... read more »
Efforts to Block the Vote Concern CSUN Poly Sci Professor
October 16, 2020
Requiring witness signatures on mail-in ballots. Needing government-issued photo identification to vote. Limiting mailed ballot drop-off locations to one per county. ... read more »
Republican Connected Tech Firm Targeted Black Voters on Facebook for “Deterrence”
October 7, 2020
A database built by Cambridge Analytica, the Republican-aligned firm that shut down over allegations of improper use of Facebook data, targeted Black voters for “Deterrence” in profiles prepared for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign according to reporting by Great Britain’s Channel 4 News. ... read more »
Justice Ginsburg’s Death Could Prove Fatal to American Democracy
September 24, 2020
Through her cancer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals, and that's how she'll be remembered, Obama expressed in a written statement. "But, she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored," observed President Barack Obama. ... read more »
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