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Constructing a Black President

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

The similarities between Barack Obama and Louis Ortiz extend beyond being a parent, and struggling in a new job. The most obvious similarity, and the most life altering for Mr. Ortiz, was his physical resemblance to the former freshman Senator from Illinois.

Ohio Teacher Fired After Telling Student 'We Don't Need Another Black President'

AP | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the natio...

Movie Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.

In Obama Era, Have Race Relations Improved?

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 09.28.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA — Ask Americans how race relations have changed under their first black president and they are ready with answers. Ashley Ray, a w...

Murdoch and Fox Portray Black Men as Terrorists on 24

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronald B. Robinson

The first two Presidents on 24 were Black men. The first was assassinated and the second was responsible for allowing nuclear bombs into the country, causing mass destruction.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

How (and Why) Ted Kennedy Might Have 'Compromised' on Healthcare Reform

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Promote the states as the final arbiters of whether to adopt the public plan, and instantly, it is not Barack Obama but 50 state governors and legislatures who wield the power.

Rupert Murdoch and Fox Use 24 to Portray Black Men as Terrorists

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronald B. Robinson

Can somebody spell the words, "advertisers" and "boycott," and then can the congregation give me a resounding, amen?

Have We Overcome?

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara M. Gardner

In spite of Obama's election, what America has not given up and seems loathe to give up, regardless how far backward we move socially, morally, and legally, is religion.

Jesse Jackson Explains His Tears For Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Standing with more than 200,000 Obama supporters in Grant Park Tuesday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson cried as learned that Barack Obama would become America...

Obama at Election Night Rally: "Out of Many, We Are One"

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

The first Black President of the United States strode out onto the stage in front of a hushed press and an alternately roaring and quietly awestruck crowd it hit me that it was for real - all the believers actually succeeded in believing this Presidency into being.

My First Racist Letter Arrived Today

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Deggans

Gotta be honest, I expected this way before now. And it's probably a measure of how scared some racists are that America is on the verge of electing its first black president.