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    Stop Dissing the President!

    President Barack Obama is on the hot seat. He’s finding out that he has to be “executive-in-chief” and “negotiator-in-chief.” With that responsibility, he’s also discovered that he is now a target. He is taking...

    NAACP Panel Says Black Vote Must Be Heard in 2012

    The Black vote, which helped usher in President Barack Obama into the Oval Office in 2008, is under attack. On July 27, a group of experts, civic participation leaders and think tank observers told...

    New York Times’ Endorsement in NABJ Election Raises Questions

    When the 2011 conference of the National Association of Black Journalists concludes on Aug. 7, it will do so with a newly-elected president at the organization’s helm. But questions may remain about the influence...

    Black Tea Partiers Crash NAACP Convention

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is used to scrutiny. Throughout its 102-year history, the NAACP has faced a firestorm of criticism. Usually, the critique has come from Whites who...

    America to Congress: Compromise

    Facing a debt crisis in which the nation risks defaulting on its debt obligations – destroying its AAA credit rating, and increasing the federal government’s borrowing costs – President Obama is squared off in...

    National Bar Association’s History Provides Firm Foundation

    "The National Bar Association was founded in 1925," said J. Robert Carr, the organization's executive director, "at a time when the dominant national bar, the American Bar Association, did not admit African Americans." That...

    NAACP President Jealous Calls Out Racist Voting Bills at Convention

    NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous evoked biblical characters and said faith is what the nation’s oldest civil rights organization has to have in order to follow through on the mission it started 102 years...

    Obama Appeals for Debt-limit Compromise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday night criticized a newly minted Republican plan to avert an unprecedented government default and said congressional leaders must produce a compromise that can reach his desk...

    Up in the Air: Will Black Unemployment Rates Affect Obama Re-Election Bid?

    Recent Department of Labor (DOL) statistics show that Blacks are still the group hardest hit by the economic recession—showing a 16.2 percent unemployment rate in June. According to Politic365.com, it is unclear how Blacks...

    Black Farmers Still Face Political Hurdles to Discrimination Settlement

    Despite a discrimination settlement and congressional and presidential approval for payment to cover past injustice, Black farmers in the United States are still struggling to get money and respect from government officials. The latest attack...

    Republican Rep. Allen West Fluctuates on Apology to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) July 21 has recently asserted his refusal to apologize for an invective-laced email to a Democratic colleague in Florida’s House delegation triggered by criticism of West’s viewpoint supporting proposed Medicare...

    Iconic Civil Rights Art in White House

    An iconic figure in African American civil rights history recently met with President Obama in the White House. Ruby Bridges was honored by the president on July 15 and presented the new placement of a...

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