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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.

Gene Demby

Report Finds That Blacks Could Be This Year's Secret Swing Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 07.17.2012 | Black Voices

The number of black voters who turn out to vote in the upcoming elections could play a huge role in several swing states, according to a report releas...

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...