Tag: obama

GOP’s impeachment gambit

GOP’s impeachment gambit

| July 24, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America–when black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict–should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack […]

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Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

| July 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Politics are as American as apple pie. We expect any United States Congress and any U.S. president to engage in politics, reading the pulse of voters, in most cases, before making decisions or setting policy. However, there are situations so crucial and potentially counterproductive that politics must take a back seat for the […]

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NH official urged to resign for using racial slur to describe Obama

NH official urged to resign for using racial slur to describe Obama

| May 16, 2014

Wake up, America! There are those who have a problem with President Obama because of his policies—even some black folks. Those people, however, have no problem engaging in point by point debates and even conceding that sometimes they do agree with the president. But, there are a significant number of people in this country who […]

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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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