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100 Days of Biden-Harris
June 10, 2021
I see the $6 trillion price tag on the Biden legislation as more of an investment than simple spending. A better-educated workforce earns more money, pays more taxes. A healthier workforce means less absenteeism, more efficiency, and productivity. Quality childcare means more women in the workforce —millions of women left in the wake of COVID. The investment makes sense to build our labor force back better. ... read more »
Rep. Barbara Lee Reminds Biden That Clinton, Obama, Harris and Buttigieg Tried Weed, Too
April 1, 2021
Several White House staffers were reportedly suspended, put on probation, or asked to resign after honestly disclosing past cannabis use. Responding to the White House in a letter, a faction of lawmakers, including Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), asked the administration to “rectify instances” or “clarify its employment suitability policies” regarding marijuana. ... 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 »
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Obama speechwriter’s memoir ‘Grace’ to come out in 2022
February 4, 2021
The White House speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama work on his response to the Charleston church massacre in June 2015 has a book deal. Cody Keenan's memoir is set around the time a white supremacist murdered nine Black parishioners in South Carolina.``Grace: A President, His Speechwriter, and Ten Days in the Battle for America'' will be published in Fall 2022, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media announced Tuesday. ... 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 »
WATCH: Michelle Obama’s full speech at the Democratic National Convention | 2020 DNC Night 1
August 20, 2020
Former first lady Michelle Obama addressed Democrats on Aug. 17 during the first night of the Democratic National Convention. The coronavirus pandemic upended both parties’ traditional conventions. Instead of in-person events, the program each night features a number of speakers and musical performances virtually across the country. ... read more / watch video »
Obama endorses Biden as the best leader for ‘darkest times’
April 15, 2020
Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures. ... read more »
Deadly and Dangerous — Healthcare in America
October 31, 2019
But, not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and continue to know. Not when the United States alone is one of the world’s top 33 most developed countries that does not have a form of universal health care that covers all of its population. ... read more »
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Black Press Exclusive: Dr. Lonnie Bunch’s African American Museum Dream Fulfilled
September 26, 2019
During the intimate video-taped interview inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the two visionaries also tackled topics that ranged from the Transatlantic Slave Trade, their shared North Carolina families’ histories, the writing legacy of author James Baldwin, and the contemporary vitality of the Black Press of America. ... read more »
Wesson Expands “Destination Crenshaw” to Obama Blvd
February 28, 2019
Proposal will nearly double scope of project ... read more »
California’s Net Neutrality Legislation Hit with Lawsuit
October 11, 2018
The FCC voted last December to repeal Obama-era protections and the net neutrality rules, approved by the same organization two years earlier, prohibited Internet service providers – such Comcast and Verizon – from speeding up or slowing down traffic from specific websites and apps. ... read more »
Attack on LeBron Shows Trump Wants to Use Fear, Divisiveness to Win Elections
August 9, 2018
The run-up to the 2018 congressional elections has begun. With 40 Republican representatives deciding not to run again, the party’s majority in the House is at risk. President Donald Trump has announced he plans to stump for Republicans across the country, seeking to make the election a referendum on him. Characteristically, a centerpiece of his approach is to use race as a weapon to divide and distract us. ... read more »
Barack and Michelle Obama sign multi-year deal with Netflix
May 24, 2018
Netflix said the Obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries or features. ... read more »
Trump says Rapper Kanye West has ‘Good Taste’ for Liking Him
April 27, 2018
Trump said in an interview with "Fox & Friends'' that he knew the rapper "a little bit'' and always got along with him, and said that West has noticed the low unemployment rate for Black Americans. ... read more »
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