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What Does Barack Obama Owe The Black Community?

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Obama owes quite a bit to the black community, but not because of the vote, his color or even the presumably more liberal politics of his Democratic Party but because the federal government, among others, has an obligation to address the continuing significance of race in America.

'Employment Discrimination 2.0' And What Obama Can Do About It In His Second Term

Ben Jealous | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Ben Jealous

As a candidate Obama promised to focus on jobs. In direct contrast to his opponent, he pledged to lift all boats -- especially those boats that had gotten stuck in the mud. Now that he is about to begin his second term, the black community is watching to see how he will follow through.

Do Black People Support Obama Because He's Black?

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 12.13.2012 | Black Voices

Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has beco...

It's On: Obama Insider Says Criticism From Black Leaders Is 'Bullsh*t'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices

Is President Obama finally ready to bite back and throw down with black leaders who have ridden him nonstop for the past few months for his lack of at...

Divide And Conquer Will No Longer Work

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Often the criticism that has been laid by some members of the black community at the feet of other members of the black community who have openly crit...

Black Voters Question Obama's Approach To Race

The New York Times | Sheryl Gay Stolberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was no big speech or fancy ceremony when President Obama observed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday last month. Instead, for his fi...

Sam Stein

Obama Heckled For Not Focusing On Black Issues | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is usually the candidate getting heckled and interrupted on the trail, a product of his open town halls but also the more controversial as...