Tag: obama

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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This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

| August 23, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling […]

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A tale of two conventions

A tale of two conventions

| August 4, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Having attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland two weeks ago and having intently watched the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on TV last week, I couldn’t help but notice how distorted both conventions were, especially in terms of the media’s coverage of them. In the black community, […]

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Young African leaders complete U.S. tour, prepare to meet Obama

Young African leaders complete U.S. tour, prepare to meet Obama

| August 2, 2016

(GIN)—With media attention glued to the salacious details of the U.S. election, a signature program of President Obama is flying under the radar, preparing young African leaders with advanced leadership skills to bring home to their countries. Participants in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders are enrolled in an intensive, six-week program on […]

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Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

| July 20, 2016

Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH At Downstate Medical Center, where I have taught for many years, one of the courses that first-year medical students have to take is an anatomy class. There they are shown how to vut open and dissect the remains of people who have donated their bodies to science so that students can […]

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Who owns that trademark?

Who owns that trademark?

| June 13, 2016

Names behind some words might surprise you By Eric Easter, Urban News Service When he died, the rock star, Prince, left not only a vault containing a treasure trove of music and videos. He also left behind the ownership of a highly valuable trademark for the right to exploit his name for multiple uses. But, […]

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Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

| June 12, 2016

Inside, outside ring, the champ made a difference By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories. Ali dropped Foreman in the eighth round of that heavyweight bout known as “The Rumble in […]

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