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America's First African-American Non-Black President

Carl Jeffers | Posted 09.18.2013 | Black Voices
Carl Jeffers

If President Obama leaves office without being more assertive in using his bully pulpit to try to engage the country in a more permanent and comprehensive understanding of the issues of race, then I believe historians and history will look back on his administration and assert that he missed a great opportunity.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could've Been Me 35 Years Ago' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made an unexpected appearance at Friday's White House press briefing to talk about the outcome of the Trayvon Mar...

Obama Reacts To George Zimmerman Verdict

Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama released a statement Sunday on the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, urging Americans to honor the ...

The Question of Race

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

Racism is alive and well. Let no one tell you otherwise. But meaningfully addressing that reality relies on navigating a middle path that's become increasingly hard to reach as our intercultural engagement has begun to boil over.

That Time Tina Brown Almost Turned Obama Into Trayvon Martin On The Cover Of Newsweek

Observer | Posted 08.12.2012 | Media

The presence of Tina Brown atop the Newsweek masthead has been nowhere more evident than on the cover of the magazine itself, from S & M to a very de...

Southern Baptist Leader Accuses Obama Of 'Using' Trayvon Martin Case

Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) A top Southern Baptist official has accused President Obama and black civil rights activists of using ...

Fox Doctor: Obama's Son 'Wouldn't Look Anything Like Trayvon Martin'

Posted 03.28.2012 | Media

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs and Fox News doctor Keith Ablow attacked President Obama on Tuesday for his comments about the death of Trayvon Martin. ...

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum's Pathetic 'White Minority' Race Card

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Ben Cohen

According to Gingrich and Santorum, expressing sympathy for minorities is akin to racism -- a mind boggling leap of logic only possible in today's Republican party.

Injustice Hits Home

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Although the Trayvon Martin case may only directly affect a handful of people while the Kony situation has affected millions, both cases concern lives taken away early and brutally. Does every important cause require a viral video to catch people's attention and call them to action?

Limbaugh's Dark Allegation About Obama On Trayvon Martin

Posted 03.27.2012 | Media

Rush Limbaugh hit out at President Obama's reaction to the killing of Trayvon Martin on Monday, alleging that the president was using the teenager's d...

If I Were Trayvon Martin

Jess Coleman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Just like Trayvon Martin, I sometimes like to have a bag of candy, often Skittles, as I walk home or to a friend's house. Just like Trayvon Martin, I often put my hood on. But unlike Trayvon Martin, I have never been followed, stopped, or shot at by police.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Adviser: Gingrich's Comments On Trayvon Martin Were 'Reprehensible' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's Senior Adviser David Plouffe called former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's comments on the shooting of Trayvon Ma...

What Does Trayvon Martin and Sanford, Fla. Say About Our Nation Today?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.24.2012 | Crime
Clarence B. Jones

Yes, today, we may all be Trayvon Martin. But by our silence and inaction we may also be complicit in the continued wanton gun violence that kills so many other Trayvon Martins.

Sam Stein

Obama: 'If I Had A Son, He'd Look Like Trayvon' | Sam Stein | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the first time since the controversy erupted on the national scene, President Barack Obama weighed in on the killing of Trayvo...