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Obama Announces New Plan To Improve Odds For Minority Boys

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before he arrived at the White House, Barack Obama was the son of a single mother, challenged and tempted by the same societa...

Conservative Author Attacks 'Grown-Up Trayvon In The White House'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza said he's thankful America has survived having "grown-up Trayvon [Martin] in the White House." D'Souza posted th...

West Invokes College Student's Murder In Obama Criticism

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

In a Tuesday tweet, former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) invoked the murder of Australian student Christopher Lane to criticize President Barack Obama over...

Obama Wastes Trayvon Moment on 'Leno' Talking About Black Criminality

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

When given the opportunity to speak on slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he chose to instead unnecessarily conflate his brutal killing with the "disproportionate" number of black men involved in "criminal activities and violence."

WATCH: Obama Continues Candid Conversation On Trayvon Martin And Race

Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices

Last night, President Barack Obama spoke candidly with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" about Trayvon Martin and the importance of continuing the conver...

Recent Profiles in Leadership

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

There have been times in modern U.S. and world history when thoughtful, responsive and compassionate leadership was nowhere to be found. This past week we were treated to a sudden outburst of enlightened engagement from three people who are closely watched by millions.

Maher: Republicans Believe Obama's Thinking 'Kill Whitey'

Posted 07.27.2013 | Comedy

In a discussion that ranged from Steve King's laughable "cantaloupe" comment, to conservative reactions to Obama's speech following the Trayvon Martin...

Reconciliation

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

The last time I went to Chicago, as we hugged goodbye at the airport, my father said, "Tell John we said hello. And tell him we love him. You know what? John has cured me of my prejudice, I am not lying."

Plays of the Week: Summer's Fed Test, Carlos' Sly Play, and Obama's Lost Moment

Alan Kelly | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

You run plays. Plays are run on you. Here are three as explained by The Standard Table of Influence. WEATHER REPORT. If Larry Summers, former Whit...

WATCH: Al Sharpton Rips 'Right Wing Spin Machine'

Posted 07.25.2013 | Media

Al Sharpton tore into conservative hosts including Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck on his Wednesday MSNBC show for their recent comments about race. ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Trayvon Martin Tragedy Sparks Congressional Call For Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emotions ran high at the inaugural meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys on Wednesday, as participants discussed way...

An Uncomfortable Silence: James Comey, the FBI and Racial Profiling

Alissa Escarce | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Alissa Escarce

Though James Comey has made public comments that suggest a tacit endorsement of racial profiling, neither the media nor the Senate has asked him to address these issues. Those who believe in civil liberties and racial justice should find this troubling.

The Conversation Will Not Be Televised

Theodore Johnson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

The conversation that needs to take place is about how racism is woven into the fabric of all that prevents the union from becoming more perfect.

Wasn't Obama's Racism Speech One of Those 'Conversations' Republicans Keep Saying We Need to Have?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Conservatives just love having conversations, except when it's with a black president talking openly and honestly about the kind of persistent racism in America that results in an unarmed black kid being shot dead by an armed white adult.

President Barack Obama Is 'The Man'

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

It took just 19 minutes for American history to be substantially altered this past Friday, July 19, 2013. As is often the case, some of the most poig...

From Slavery to Obama: Race in America

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The seemingly impromptu (though apparently planned at the last minute) statement by President Obama on the Trayvon Martin case last Friday may be the most important statement he has made on race relations during his presidency.

'HE WAS PUSHED TO THAT PODIUM'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.23.2013 | Media

During a discussion on Sunday's "Meet The Press," Tavis Smiley criticized President Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin's death and the outcome of the G...

Obama Rams the Issue of Racial Profiling Back Onto the Nation's Table

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama didn't speak solely because he felt obliged to make a generic observation about the anger of most blacks toward the Zimmerman verdict, or even out of remembrance of the fight he led in the Illinois state legislature. He spoke from a well-documented personal experience.

Howard Fineman

'Still Not Free': It's 2013, And Black America's Hit Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. WASHINGTON -- Elijah Cummings, 62 years old, has lived ...

'The President's Comments Give Us Strength'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.19.2013 | Black Voices

Six days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, President Obama spoke out about the pain African-Americ...

White Conservative Male Pundits To Nation: Racism Is Over, Stop Talking About It

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama shared his thoughts on a set of complex issues on Friday, weighing in on Trayvon Martin's death, the recent acquittal of George...

President Barack Obama Delivers Trayvon Martin's Dream

Antonio Moore | Posted 09.18.2013 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

President Barack Obama in 20 minutes delivered on Martin Luther King's dream of social justice in action. He gave a voice to the voiceless, speaking for Trayvon Martin, Medgar Evers and many other nameless African-Americans in U.S. history.

Obama Recalls Getting Followed, People Locking Doors On Him -- In Other Words, Being A Black Man In America

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave unscheduled remarks at a White House briefing on Friday, speaking candidly about issues of race in the wake of the George ...

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...

READ: Obama's Full Remarks About Trayvon Martin Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama made a surprise statement on Friday about the George Zimmerman trial, Trayvon Martin and race in America. Following is the full...