As the Obamas prepare to leave the Oval Office in a few months, it seems like FLOTUS is amplifying her feminist beliefs.
President Obama has proposed a budget for 2017, which removes a $10 million annual grant that goes towards funding “abstinence-only” sexual education classes in public schools. By getting rid of this money, Obama ends the financial incentive for states to continue to teach this one-sided sexual education program.
On January 16, President Barack Obama placed Michigan in a state of emergency over Flint’s continuous water problems.
The White House released that information on January 17, which was a response to Governor Rick Snyder’s request for help in executing solutions for the town’s lead water emergency.
Kendrick Lamar saw a lot of success since releasing “To Pimp a Butterfly” like debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 Chart, being ranked as the best album of 2015 by publications like Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Pitchfork Media, and most notably, the album was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album at the 58th Grammy Awards. Commercially, the album had sold 750,000 copies by the end of 2015.
Kira Lerner of ThinkProgress writes that despite the popularity of President Obama’s State of the Union proposals, Congress is standing in their way.
A new Change.org petition is calling for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to pardon Assata Shakur.
Shakur was arrested during a traffic stop in New Jersey. A shootout left her injured with multiple wounds, the driver, Zayd Shakur dead, and a state trooper dead. After several trials, she was convicted of first degree murder of an officer in 1977. In 1979, she escaped and fled to Cuba, where Fidel Castro granted her asylum.
Ferguson, Missouri activists met with President Barack Obama Monday to demand that officials put an end to police brutality in the nation.
It has been one week since a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The unarmed teenager was shot six times in the head, chest and arms.
In response to years of mass mobilizing for immigrant rights in the face of harsh and restrictive enforcement policies, President Obama announced several executive actions that provide relief for an estimated 4 million of more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.
In response to the recent announcement, The Black Immigration Network has released a statement affirming actions that unite families and mitigate the destructive impact deportations on migrant communities as a whole.
U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as President Obama leading choice to be the next attorney general.
But the president does not plan on nominating anyone until after a trip to Asia next week.
A Florida man who is running for office posted a fake endorsement from President Obama to his Facebook page.
The letter, posted to Commission candidate Derrick Wallace’s Facebook page, contained a forged Obama signature and is filled with misspellings.