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Senator Casts Doubt On Need For Black Agenda

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The sole Democratic African-American senator cast doubt on the need for a "black agenda" from the president and on its chances of passag...

Janell Ross

The Road Forward: Black America Struggles To Get On Obama Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after President Barack Obama won his second term, the National Urban League summoned Bernard Anderson to a meeting in ...

Would the GOP Rather See President Obama Fail Than America Succeed?

Etan Thomas | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Etan Thomas

The question I had for the over 60 civil rights leaders after I witnessed them lay the foundation for a specific "black agenda," was how do we defeat the opposition when it appears as though they would rather see President Obama fail then to see America succeed?

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...

The Black Internet Agenda and Digital Inclusion In the Age of Obama

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

In a game of winners and losers where broadband adoption is key, we can't waste time bickering among ourselves when we have a real battle to fight and win.

Obama's Black Agenda in Action

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

From where I sit -- with more than three decades of experience working to make public policies more fair and inclusive of all people -- the past year has seen tremendous investment in the African-American community.

Tavis Smiley, Black Leaders Urge Pressure On Obama

Chicago Sun-Times | The Mo'Kelly Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the eve of his much publicized symposium bringing some of the nation's most prominent black dissident voices to President Obama's hometown to debat...

Tavis Smiley on His "We Count!" Conference and Why America Needs the Black Agenda

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

A conversation needs to be had about whether it's a good strategy for us to ever tell any President that he or she doesn't need to address a black agenda.

Black Union Conference 2010: Tavis Smiley Brings Back Meeting To Push Black Agenda

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two months after ending his annual State of the Black Union conference, Tavis Smiley is gathering African-American advocates to press the case for a "...

A Black Agenda for President Obama to Address? Yes!

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

It's perfectly acceptable for groups of Americans to push the government to deal with their causes, so black leaders who want to go easy on this president because he is black are failing their constituents.

A Conversation with Cornel West: Obama's First Year and the Marginalization of the Black Political Agenda

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

Last week, I had an opportunity to talk with Dr. Cornel West, a professor of Religion and African American studies at Princeton, about Obama's presidency and the marginalization of the Black political agenda.