Tag: obama

Koch brothers-backed group use misleading Aurora shootings related photo in political ad

Koch brothers-backed group use misleading Aurora shootings related photo in political ad

| April 24, 2014

We understand desperation drives people to do less than stand up things. But, is the mood of these people born of desperation or sheer glee in being mean spirited? Interesting that bullying has become a national issue. Unfortunately, people seem to miss that the majority of the nation’s bullying does not go on in the […]

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President says right to vote under attack

President says right to vote under attack

| April 13, 2014

Of course there will be those who argue about “potential” fraud (despite the fact that evidence shows that election fraud is not a widespread phenomenon) but the truth is some elements of this society, particularly the privileged oligarchy, have been trying to put the genie of political empowerment back in the bottle since day one. […]

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Obama worse than George W. Bush on SBA loans

Obama worse than George W. Bush on SBA loans

| March 30, 2014

George E. Curry NNPA Columnist When I interviewed Marie Johns, then the outgoing deputy secretary of the Small Business Administration, a year ago, she said the SBA does not separate figures by race, though it hopes to do so at some point. Technically, she was correct in saying the SBA does not separate agency-wide figures […]

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The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post

The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post

| March 6, 2014

The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post WASHINGTON — Lawyers hoping for a political appointment in the future, take note: the U.S. Senate is now judging attorneys based on their representation of politically unpopular clients. In a move sure to rattle the legal community, a majority of senators voted […]

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Obama tries to add substance to male initiative

| March 4, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—No one had seen President Obama more emotional than last week when announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative aimed at helping young black men. He spoke from the heart, recounting the pain of not having his father in the home and not always putting his best […]

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Civil rights leaders submit agenda to president

| February 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A group of civil rights leaders met with President Obama and several members of his cabinet recently to discuss the “1963-2013: 21st Century Agenda for Jobs and Freedom,” a formal document with more than 90 legislative policy and priority recommendations. In a statement released after the meeting, Al […]

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Gates memoir conceals real story of ‘gaming’ Obama on Afghan War

Gates memoir conceals real story of ‘gaming’ Obama on Afghan War

| February 24, 2014

Criticism in the memoirs of Robert M. Gates of the president’s lack of commitment to the administration’s Afghan War strategy has generated a debate…

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Obama vows to help young black men

Obama vows to help young black men

| February 20, 2014

Young black men in the U.S. are the most disproportionately incarcerated and the largest percentage of the unemployed and of high school dropouts.

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The one thing I wish Obama had said

The one thing I wish Obama had said

| February 13, 2014

I was pleased that the president spent so much time on the matter of economic inequality and raising the minimum wage in his State of the Union address.

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How Obama can ‘get his groove back’

How Obama can ‘get his groove back’

| February 7, 2014

President Barack Obama’s legacy is in trouble. Will his State of the Union message make a difference? Will Obama get his groove back?

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