Tag: President Obama

Historians rank President Obama’s legacy

Historians rank President Obama’s legacy

| February 16, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) Supporters and critics alike may eventually come to view President Barack Obama’s two-term White House tenure the same way. His determination for change never appeared to cause him to stumble on his goals, be it Obamacare or commuting the sentences of so many who were imprisoned for […]

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Obama, spending power drives consumer confidence among blacks

Obama, spending power drives consumer confidence among blacks

| February 4, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Despite a plethora of economic and social challenges, African Americans remain among the most optimistic consumer groups in the nation’s economy. A recent report by the market research firm, Packaged Facts, revealed that nearly half (47 percent) of African Americans believe they will be better off financially 12 […]

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Yes we did: Obama rallies all Americans in farewell speech

Yes we did: Obama rallies all Americans in farewell speech

| February 1, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) “Yes, we did!” Those were the words that Barack Hussein Obama ended his farewell speech to America on Tuesday, eight years after he won the presidency, campaigning on the slogan, “Yes, we can!” For nearly an hour, the nation’s 44th Commander-In-Chief reminded everyone that history will not only […]

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President Obama says farewell, not goodbye

President Obama says farewell, not goodbye

| January 31, 2017

By Mary L. Datcher (Chicago Defender/NNPA Member) On Tuesday, Jan. 10 the world set eyes on Chicago, and this time it wasn’t about the discussion of the latest homicide stats or a family member being lost violently to gunfire. This time is all about President Barack Obama returning to the town where his political career […]

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Why President Obama will never get credit he deserves

Why President Obama will never get credit he deserves

| January 29, 2017

By Roger Caldwell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In less than a month, real estate baron and reality TV star Donald J. Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th president of the United States of America. There is a reverence and adulation for Trump; sixty-two million Americans’ voted for him, even though they really have no idea […]

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Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

| January 18, 2017

By Askia Muhammad (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) On the eve of the new Trump era of leadership, danger lurks. Emboldened by Trump’s win and a series of stunning other victories in recent elections by the “alt-right,” tea party, conservative and ultra-conservative movements, in this country and in Europe, white tribalists are openly advocating the most […]

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As President Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

As President Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

| January 18, 2017

By Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. (President and Founder/Rainbow PUSH Coalition) The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind. Obama came to office facing the worst […]

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Obama urged to squash sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria

Obama urged to squash sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria

| November 22, 2016

(GIN)—A former State Department official is warning against a drive by President Barack Obama to sell “as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria” – a move which would pull the U.S. into more dangerous excursions on the continent. U.S. officials call the sale “a vote of confidence in Nigerian President […]

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President Obama dedicates new black history museum on National Mall

President Obama dedicates new black history museum on National Mall

| October 6, 2016

By D. Kevin McNeir (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The idea of erecting a museum that would highlight the contributions of African Americans first received public attention more than a century ago after black veterans of the Civil War proposed the idea. But the real push occurred when Georgia Congressman John Lewis took up the mantle, securing […]

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How the Obama presidency exposed America’s unchanged ways

How the Obama presidency exposed America’s unchanged ways

| March 7, 2016

By Deric Muhammad Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “It’s been a looooooong; a long time coming, but I know, a change gon’ come.”—Sam Cooke (A Change Gonna Come; 1964) It was 1964, in the throes of the Civil Rights movement, when Sam Cooke released his classic anthem “A Change […]

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