Tag: obama

After suprise election upset, Africans assess changes U.S. landscape

After suprise election upset, Africans assess changes U.S. landscape

| November 15, 2016

(GIN)—Africans were tweeting and messaging about the surprise outcome of U.S. elections last week that left many in the developing world worried for the future. Kenyan-American and distinguished professor Makau Mutua was “quarterbacking” as a “day after” couch potato who second guesses why his team lost. “Hillary Clinton was defeated by “white-lash,” as opposed to […]

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Black women will elect next president

Black women will elect next president

| November 3, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) Black women will play a key role in electing the next president, according to a recent report by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The AFL-CIO is a national trade group and the largest federation of unions in the United States. Carmen Berkley, […]

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Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

| October 21, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The countdown to President Obama’s last one hundred days began on Oct. 13. Already, the president has committed to spending his waning days in office by campaigning for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president. Indeed, he has put his legacy on the line, telling black people at his […]

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Blackonomics: If Clinton loses in Novemeber, don’t blame black voters

Blackonomics: If Clinton loses in Novemeber, don’t blame black voters

| October 12, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Now that the dust has settled around President Obama’s comments at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards Dinner, let me give you my take on the subject. In 2010, immediately following the midterm elections, in some instances, black folks were blamed for the “shellacking,” as Barack Obama put […]

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We must close payday loan debt trap once and for all

We must close payday loan debt trap once and for all

| October 11, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Between the unemployment rate report that was released in early September and the Census report on income and poverty that was released on Sept. 13, President Obama and his team got great news about the economic status of the average worker. Incomes are up a whopping 5.2 percent between […]

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President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

| October 10, 2016

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, civil rights leaders, […]

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Trump is nothing more than a two-bit racial arsonist’

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Trump is nothing more than a two-bit racial arsonist’

| September 29, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) On Friday, Sept. 16, members of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC PAC) took a break from the CBC Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference and hastily called a press conference to address Donald Trump’s recent comments about the “Birther Movement.” The Republican presidential nominee and reality television […]

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High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

| September 20, 2016

(GIN)—A high-level summit at the United Nations on Monday addressing the large movements of refugees and migrants, failed to produce any concrete measures during the all-day event, leading some observers to dismiss  its accomplishments as “all talk and no action.” The summit’s final report gives the international community another two years to reach a “global […]

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President Obama commemorates lives of those lost in 9/11 terrorist attacks

President Obama commemorates lives of those lost in 9/11 terrorist attacks

| September 12, 2016

ARLINGTON, Virgina—At 9:43 a.m., Sept. 11, 2016, President Barack Obama issued the following statement during a public at the Pentagon to commerated those whose lives were lost during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon: Good morning.  Scripture tells us, “Let not steadfast love and […]

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Film review: ‘Southside With You’

Film review: ‘Southside With You’

| September 9, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Thought he was just another smooth talking brother?” says an inquisitive Chicago mom. She’s repeating the words her daughter used to describe a colleague she’s meeting for a first date. Never have eight words been so inaccurate. That “he,” is a twenty-something Barack Obama. The daughter is Michelle […]

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