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.
Ever since Stacey Dash dipped her feet into the realm of political commentary, she’s been stirring up controversy.
The latest? Referring to blacks as “worthless” and “uneducated” due to President Obama’s policies. The comments came during a segment of Hannity.
The creator of a racist cartoon that made fun of an intruder entering the president’s home apologized and called the cartoon an innocent mistake.
Jerry Holbert, whose cartoon appeared in Wednesday’s Boston Herald, took to the airwaves Wednesday morning.
A political cartoon published in Wednesday’s Boston Herald has people calling the newspaper racist.
The cartoon mocks a very serious security breach that took place where a man jumped the White House fence and actually made it through the door of the president’s home.
The Obama administration has launched a national campaign aimed at combatting campus sexual assault.
The initiative calls on celebrities and athletes to mobilize college students, particularly young men, to speak up when they witness such vile acts.
President Obama will rename a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders after late former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Obama is expected to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington.
President Obama is expected to announce new commitments to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative during a town hall meeting on education early Monday morning.
The project, which aims to connect young black men with mentors and other assistance through the help of corporations, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits has been under some scrutiny of late. Nonetheless companies in the Silicon Valley as well as the National Basketball Association have pledged to participate in the program.
We previously reported that President Obama had nominated Staci Yandle to preside over the U.S. District Court in Illinois.
Today, it was announced that both Yandle and Darrin Gayles have been confirmed as federal judges. Yandle is now the second black lesbian–and the first in 20 years–to be confirmed; Gayles becomes the first openly gay black male to serve as a federal judge.
According to the blog Crew of 42, a rule change the Obama Administration’s initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, which is aimed at helping young black men, will prevent black civic organizations from participating in the initiative.
The organization 100 Black Men of America has written a letter of concern.
A week after baseball legend Hank Aaron’s comparison of Obama’s GOP critics to the Ku Klux Klan, the Hall of Famer is now receiving hate mail.
During an interview with USA Today, the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves told the publication: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
It was those remarks that caused a wave of hate mail to the Braves headquarters.