“The Legacy of the First African American President: From the Bunk House to the White House” from Christian Faith Publishing author Dr. Samuel Brown highlights the accomplishments of the Obama Administration and how Barack Obama’s Presidency impacted Americans of all walks of life. Through an examination of how people treated the first African American President and how he responded, Dr. Samuel Brown unveils the full legacy of a history defying leader.
WBEZ Chicago's Documentary Provides Insider Account from Obama and his Key Advisers, Mentors and Rivals.
Barack Obama was once just a young man with a new job in the city of Chicago. In "Making Obama," the new documentary podcast series from WBEZ Chicago [https://interactive.wbez.org/obama/], the former President and key advisers, mentors and rivals speak openly about his political career path and how Chicago was a conduit for his ultimate success as America's first African American President.
Black As a Mugis the dopest (I say dope, a lot) thing I have seen all year. Yeah, we have mugs with catchy statements that wash off after you've forgotten they are not dishwasher friendly, but nothing quite compares to drinking rich Colombian coffee out President Obama's dome! That's sure to piss off someone at the staff meeting that could have been an email and earn a head-nod from your only Black co-worker from down the hall. I am already putting in my bid for an Assta Shakur mug! Read more..
Humanity in the modern age, treat celebrities like their predecessors of the old days treated their gods. It seems that human beings have to have something to idolize, look up to, admire, wish to be like or live their lives for.
Celebrities are the new age obsession of modern man, who once built altars and brought offerings to their gods, the modern day devotee (fan) now does the same, purchasing their pictures, videos, music in a frenzied state of wanting to be next to them, if only through a co
Today, at a news conference on Capitol Hill, black pastors from Alabama and several other states spoke out in a show of support for President-Elect Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The news conference was a coalition effort between the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Family Research Council's Watchmen on the Wall, organizations that are urging the U.S. Senate to confirm Sen. Sessions as the next United States Attorney General.
By Jitahadi Imara | Though misunderstood and misrepresented by the media and its opponents, the 1960s Black Power movement touched every aspect of American culture, and like the "New Negro" Movement of the 1920s, African Americans came of age, becoming self-determining and racially conscious. Black people- sharecroppers, unionists, welfare and tenants rights organizers, students, intellectuals, poets, musicians and singers and politicians-grounded in the ideology of Black Power, began to organiz
Packaged Facts cites growing affluence and the rise of Obama as key components of black Americans' high economic confidence.
Despite the economic and social challenges, African-Americans remain among the most optimistic consumer groups in the American economy. African-Americans: Demographic and Consumer Spending Trends, 10th Edition, a recent report by market research firm Packaged Facts, found that nearly half (47%) of African-Americans think they will be better off financially 12 months from
The US Congress passed a bill called the "We are gonna sue Saudi Arabia on behalf of the victims of the 911 Terror Attacks" or Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which, Obama promptly vetoed by the way, in an unprecedented move against Congress.
Now that in and of itself should send some folks to look in the mirror and ask themselves some serious questions about this administration, and especially about our dearly beloved President, Barack Hussein Obama.
NB Commentary: Dr. Boyce Watkins & Zaza Ali discuss some things around black folks having their own business and what it means, more so than the title of the video suggests. My commentary addresses that part of the video. See my comments below.
Dr Boyce & Zaza Ali: Was Obama weak on police shootings of black men?
Before I comment I tend to read a lot of the comments to see what folks are talking about and to learn something new as well.
Watching the interaction between Dr. Boyce and ZaZa, I wond
Every time a Black man or woman is brutally gunned down by cops, the police are commended on their service to the public. Nothing was any different with the two Black men murdered by cops in Baton Rouge and in Minnesota. Without any investigation, police officers received accolades and nothing was said of the grieving family members.
Constantly we hear about good cops, but are they still good cops if they turn a blind eye to the evils of racist cops? How can we not forget the cop who took a s
NB COMMENTARY: I am not sure why this thing about Qaddafi is coming up for me now. But when I opened my email I found an article about him and so I think I may have been called to it.
Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You To Know Posted by El-Bull on April 24, 2016
So I used this article as a sign that I should go ahead and write the rant, I have been thinking about writing ever since the take down of Connel Qaddafi. I made a video playlist on YouTube and also a slideshow which was
By Esene Matthias |Globalization has both positive and negative sides (see J. Bayo Adekanye; 2003). But whether globalization has become a moral indicator in a social framework does not change the fact that it is an inevitable reality precipitated by the wave and tides of human civilization, anchored on science and technology. What is today christened "The Obama Phenomenon" is an effect of the Obama campaign strategy; an influence of his inspirational eloquence, a creed of change and the real "
"Heard, Not Judged" is a national report about young men of color and their need for information and services to better their lives. It's part of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative.
A newly released report today reveals that improving life outcomes for boys and men of color will rely heavily on their access to trusted resources, both in face-to-face interactions and on-line. In "Heard, Not Judged – Insights into the Talents, Realities and Needs of Young Men of Color," researchers c
The African Executive | America is one of the most difficult countries to rule because it is polarized on many fronts: economically, politically, racially, culturally. Any president would find it difficult to govern. It is difficult to govern and accomplish much when a segment of the democratic coalition (the Republican Party) deliberately sets out to obstruct you from accomplishing your goals.They have never or rarely done this to any other President in living memory. Because of the intense obs
We live in a world of short-term memories and long-term memory deficiencies. If the 24-hour news cycle was any indication, Americans appear to be bouncing from one catastrophic mass shooting to the next, with hardly any breathing
Ohio Businessman and National Parks Foundation Member Has Partnered with President Obama to Encourage Over One-Million African-American Youth to Experience Our National Parks Across the United States,” An Extension of “Every Kid In A Park”.
With the unique opportunity to reach a new generation, Ohio businessman and National Parks Foundation Board of Directors member Stephen L. Hightower has partnered with President Obama and his administration on the “Every Kid In A Park” initiative, https://vim
Spike Lee Lays Another Egg ~ By Raynard Jackson, Columnist ~
When acclaimed director, actor, producer, Spike Lee broke onto the Hollywood scene in the 1980s; he truly had to fight the power. Hollywood was not ready for a young, brash, provocative filmmaker like Lee.
He burst on the scene with provocative movies like She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze and Do The Right Thing. These movies created spirited debates in the Black and White communities centered on the hot social issues of the day; femi
I have been hesitant to be drawn into this alleged crime/false flag/hoax for the past few days as I do believe that a crime certainly had been committed and possibly several crimes to be sure but then the information came across my desk and this video is so compelling I had to share it and comment.
7 Things I learned today.
The suspects were handcuffed and drug out of the back of the SUV. Now how is that possible if they were supposedly shooting at the police while driving. See video
Mr. Obama, you took the office of President of the United States with hopes of grandeur and glory for being the first black in history to reside in the White House. However, given all that you promised in your campaign speeches, you could not have been more fruitless. Yes, you became the first Black President, but that ended your hopes for renown and prosperity. Your books are cooked, Mr. President. You never came close to improving the eco
President Obama has arrived in Manila, Philippines to promote US neoliberal-fashioned “free trade.” He has come here to tout Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), an organization founded to protect US hegemony in Asia.
I am in Manila, along with hundreds of others bearing the brunt of these polic