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Obama: 'I Got High, Not Always Thinking About The Harm It Could Do'

Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday launched his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, urg...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week began with the nation processing the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. It ended with President Obama interrupting a press conference to give a remarkable and heartfelt talk about the verdict, and the history of race and violence in America. "Trayvon Martin could have been me," the president said. Having a president who can personalize and voice the frustration African-Americans feel about the verdict is an amazing moment in our history. And while the jury's decision can't be reversed, laws that encourage violence and more gun deaths can. As can other policies and practices -- like the drug war and stop-and-frisk -- whose effects fall disproportionately on minorities. Indeed, given that the president has admitted to past drug use, he might look at the hundreds of thousands languishing in prison on non-violent drug offenses and also say, they "could have been me."

Obama Catches Press Off Guard

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.19.2013 | Media

President Obama surprised everyone, including the press, when he delivered unannounced remarks on Friday about Trayvon Martin's death. Members of t...

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...

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...

President Obama and the Trayvon Martin Incident

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime
Clarence B. Jones

This incident reveals, yet again, how most of white America remains seriously afflicted with amnesia and hypocrisy involving the experience of black men and the police in many communities in our nation.

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...