US President Barack Obama speaks during an interfaith memorial service for the victims of the Dallas police shooting at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on July 12, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
President Barack Obama attended a somber memorial Tuesday to five police officers slain in a sniper ambush in Dallas, as he seeks to unify a country divided by race and politics. / AFP PHOTO

Obama Offers Support to American Police, Does Little to Promote Change

On Monday, after the killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge and a town hall on police brutality last week, President Obama released a statement from the White House in support of law enforcement in the United States.

There is no doubt that it has been a harrowing month with folks on all sides of the issue of police brutality speaking out and speaking up, especially in the wake of the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling earlier this month. However, President Obama’s letter seems to come down on the side of protecting police rather than promoting systemic change.

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President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument

This is a historic moment for all of us, LGBTQIA+ or otherwise.

President Obama, who has been arguably the strongest president yet in supporting and advocating for the rights of queer people, is designating a new Stonewall National Monument at the historic Stonewall Inn site in New York City. This is the same place that, in June 1969, erupted in violence when queer folx rebelled against police who were raiding the Stonewall Inn, a hangout and safe space for LGBTQIA+ people.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Won’t Apologize For Calling Obama “An Animal”

Some would say that Donald Trump’s presidential run has an overreaching effect on U.S. politics as a whole, inviting damaging rhetoric and hatred to be shared on the largest political stages possible. If they were looking for evidence to support their observation, they need look no further than Florida.

Carlos Beruff, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, was videotaped giving a speech where he attacked President Barack Obama’s policies and went as far as to call him “an animal” not once, but twice.

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President Obama’s Reaction To Larry Wilmore’s N-Word May Surprise You

This past Saturday, Larry Wilore, host of The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, stole the show from President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Obama spent his portion of the annual roast – which was his last – taking jabs at presidential candidates on both sides of party lines.

Wilmore then followed up with his own roast, which included both laughs and awkward silences from the audience as he touched on racism and questionable journalistic practices. But at the end of his speech, he turned towards Obama and said, “So Mr. President I’m going to keep it 100: Yo Barry, you did it my nigga. You did it.”