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Black Congressional Lawmakers Initiate Campaign to Increase Black Voter November Turnout

By Stephen K. Cooper Special to the AFRO – African American voters will not sit out the upcoming election despite President Obama’s absence from the ballot, several Black lawmakers said—but they aren’t taking any chances with voter suppression. Reps. Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) launched a new Congressional Voting Rights […]

The GOP wants Obama out, but offers no good replacements

President Obama Expands Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers

President Obama wrote this message to petition signers to announce that the Department of Labor will be finalizing a rule that expands overtime pay to millions of American workers: I wanted you to be the first to know about some important news on an issue I know you care deeply about: making sure you’re paid […]

The fight among so-called Black leaders about who loves or hates President Obama is an embarassing mess – by Lucius Gantt

Black Youth Vote Decreasing Despite Increase in Protests and Activism

By Vanessa Williams and Scott Clement, (Washington Post) – The generation of African Americans pushing criminal-justice issues and institutional racism to the forefront of the presidential election had little effect at the ballot box during this primary season, according to an analysis of exit polling across 25 states. African Americans account for a larger share […]

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Forbes Contributor John Zogby Says Trump Win is Possible Even Though He Has Alienated Large Swaths of Voters

(Forbes.com) – By any objective and traditional standard, there should no way that Donald Trump should be able to win the presidency in November. He has alienated large swaths of voters and, while some of these key groups (women, non-whites, Muslims, Latinos) would probably not be voting for a GOP candidate anyway, he could actually […]

A Third-Term Democrat? Hillary Clinton Battles History

Fox News Readers Bash Obama’s Daughter With Racial Slurs, ‘Ape,’ ‘Monkey’

By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio (DiversityInc.com) – Fox News disabled the comments section of an article by the Associated Press about President Barack Obama’s 17-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, after readers flooded the post with racist comments, calling her a racial slur, an “ape,” a “monkey” and accusing her of not deserving her entry to the university but […]

Video of woman whose call ignited Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s N-word controversy on American Morning

National Action Network Applauds President Obama’s Efforts to Make Re-Entry Easier

Washington, DC – National Action Network released the following statement applauding President Obama for his latest efforts in making re-entry easier for those who have been recently incarcerated and designating April 24-30, 2016, as National Re-entry Week. “National Re-entry Week puts much-needed awareness on how removing barriers to successful reentry is an essential part of […]

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President Obama Urges Black Lives Matter Protesters to Move Beyond Yelling and Engage if they Want Change

(The Daily Mail) – ‘You can’t just keep on yelling’: President Obama calls out Black Lives Matter activists and urges them to engage in meaningful debate President Obama sends message to Black Lives Matter activists “You can’t just keep on yelling,” and urges them to engage in meaningful debate during a youth town hall event […]

The Deficit and What It Means to Black America

Supreme Court Appears Divided on Obama’s Immigration Plan

Washington, DC (NYTimes.com) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed sharply divided during an extended argument over a challenge to President Obama’s plan that would shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow them to work in the country legally. A 4-4 deadlock seemed a real possibility, one that would leave in place an […]

Melanie L. Campbell Among Equal Pay Advocates to Meet with President Obama