Post Tagged with: "Barack Obama"


Trump Praises Segregationist During Boy Scouts Speech

Trump Praises Segregationist During Boy Scouts Speech

President Trump took the time to slam former President Obama as well as praise a man with a legacy rooted in racism.

'Black-ish' Star Yara Shahidi to Join Malia Obama at Harvard

‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi to Join Malia Obama at Harvard

Shahidi has decided to attend former President Barack Obama's alma mater.

U.S. Judge Blocks Transgender, Abortion-Related Obamacare Protections

Trump to Broaden Exemptions to Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and other healthcare groups said the rule would make it harder for millions of Americans to access the healthcare they need.

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

“Investing in Black women's political leadership is a solid return on investment,” the women said in a letter to Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez.

White House Will Not Make Visitor Logs Public

White House Will Not Make Visitor Logs Public

Examining the logs provides insight into which interests are lobbying the White House and who may have more influence in the administration.

Trump On Track to Outspend Obama’s Two-Term Travel Costs in One Year

Trump On Track to Outspend Obama’s Two-Term Travel Costs in One Year

The president has spent an estimated $21.6 million on travel to Mar-a-Lago, while Obama spent $97 million in travel over eight years.

Michelle Obama Penned College Recommendation for ‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi

Michelle Obama Penned College Recommendation for ‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi

The former first lady wrote a letter of support for the teen actress.

Michelle Obama Surprises D.C. High School Students

Michelle Obama Surprises D.C. High School Students

“Stories of students reaching higher continue to inspire me,” the former first lady said of her emotional talk with students at an alternative high school.

Penguin Random House Lands Book Deal with Obamas

Penguin Random House Lands Book Deal with Obamas

The Obamas plan to donate a "significant portion of their author proceeds to charity," including the Obama Foundation, the publisher said in a statement.

Oprah Winfrey for President?

Oprah Winfrey for President?

In an interview, Winfrey said President Trump’s win made her rethink whether or not she could become President of the United States.

‘Presidents' Day’ was ‘Barack Obama Day’ at Morehouse College

‘Presidents’ Day’ was ‘Barack Obama Day’ at Morehouse College

Event explored the work and legacy of the former president, who notable historians rank 12th among former presidents in a new C-SPAN survey.

Malia Obama Present at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Malia Obama Attends Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Obama is “willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to,” said actress and protester Shailene Woodley.

A combination of photos taken at the National Mall shows the crowds attending the inauguration ceremony to swear in President Donald Trump at 12:01pm (L) on Jan. 20, 2017, and the Women's March on Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Women’s March on Washington Drew More People Than Trump’s Inauguration

“We have to fight harder than we’ve ever fought before,” Jalila Bell, a women’s march attendee, told DiversityInc.

Rev. Jesse Jackson

As Obama Departs, We Owe Him Our Thanks

It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind. Commentary by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.

Glendon Scott Crawford, N.Y. Klansman Gets 30 Years in Prison for Plot vs Muslims, Obama

N.Y. Klansman Gets 30 Years in Prison for Plot vs Muslims, Obama

The klansman and self-proclaimed white supremacist planned to use a "death ray" to kill Muslims and the president.

Obamas Should be Hanged, says State Official

Obamas Should be Hanged, Says State Official

"Hopefully the Muslims will eliminate him and mooshelle as queers," a Tennessee deputy director wrote on Facebook.

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

President-elect Donald Trump has not been clear on his ideas regarding people with disabilities but notably mocked a reporter with a disability during his campaign.

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Obama Steadied Our Nation in ‘Interesting Times’

By Jesse Jackson: Obama came to office facing harsh economic and political tempests. He will leave office handing the baton to a successor with the wind at her or his back.

Trump Goes After First Lady Michelle Obama for First Time

Trump Goes After Michelle Obama for First Time

Despite warnings from the White House, Trump makes false allegations against the first lady.

Obama Trolls Trump Over 'Mean tweet' on Late Night TV

Obama Trolls Trump Over ‘Mean tweet’ on Late Night TV

Obama poked fun at Trump's Twitter rants and his repeated claims that the election is rigged on ABC's late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

SCOTUS Will not Hear Obama's Immigration Plan Again

U.S. Top Court Denies Obama Request to Rehear Major Immigration Case

Obama's immigration plan would have put an estimated 4 million people into a program that shields them from deportation and supplies work permits.

First Muslim Federal Judge Abid Riaz Qureshi

Obama Nominates First Muslim Federal Judge

Abid Riaz Qureshi would be the first Muslim federal judge if appointed.

Diddy says Black Voters 'Shortchanged' by Obama Presidency

Black Voters ‘Shortchanged’ by Obama Presidency, Says Diddy

The rapper and businessman encouraged Black voters to “hold our vote” until a candidate prioritizes issues pertinent to the Black community.

Colin Kaepernick

Obama Defends Kaepernick’s Right to Protest Even if Message Obscured

"If nothing else what he's done is he's generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about," the president said of NFL quarterback Kaepernick's decision to sit down during the national anthem.