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For Obama, Holder's Exit Leaves A Major Void

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

By Julia Edwards and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The departure of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder deprives the O...

Obama: The 'Real Voter Fraud' Comes From 'People Who Try To Deny Our Rights'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a fiery speech against Republicans on Friday, charging that the GOP is threatening voting rights in America. Appea...

Obama To Focus Civil Rights Message On Voting

Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Determined to mobilize midterm Democratic voters, President Barack Obama is issuing an elect...

This Is By Far The Smartest Piece Ever Written On Obama And The Civil Rights Movement

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

Exactly half a century after Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech, President Barack Obama stood on the same spot on th...

Michael McAuliff

Tuskegee Airmen See Obama Winning Battles They Fought | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s still a battle. It’s still a fight. But for the surviving Tuskegee Airmen and other black World War II veterans who journeyed ...

President Obama's Emancipation Proclamation

Ray Errol Fox | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Ray Errol Fox

In President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage, he has in effect "edited" and enhanced Jefferson's classic dictum to avow, unequivocally, all men and women are created equal. It may be the last major civil rights action of our time.

President Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election Provide a Unique 'Teachable Moment'

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Whether prompted by moral conviction or political expediency, the president's support of same sex marriage is still causing reflection among several diverse communities throughout the U.S. and it has impacted a college course I am teaching later this year, "From Slavery to Obama."

Same Sex Marriage: If Not Now, When? If Not America's First African American President, Who?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

President Obama has made it clear that the right for gay/lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to marry the person they love enables them to be finally "free at last" -- to be included in the Dream that Dr. King had for America.

Obama, the Black Agenda & Reality

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

As African Americans continue to bear the brunt of socio-economic hardship, there are some who similarly have unviable expectations of our first Black president.

California's Charter Schools Earn a Failing Grade on Civil Rights

Gary Orfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gary Orfield

Both President Obama and the California State Board of Education must enforce civil rights policies. And they should also fairly consider other school choice options, instead of just focusing on charters.

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

Gavin Newsom Calls Obama's Inaction On Gay Marriage 'Fundamentally Inexcusable' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became the latest Democratic official to take a noticeably public swipe at President Barack Obama for inaction on gay...

Obama Lawyer Career Explored By LA Times

LA Times | Dan Morain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his books, speeches and campaign commercials, Sen. Barack Obama often harks back to his days as a civil rights attorney. It is fundamental to his ...