Post Tagged with: "Barack Obama"


General Motor's Alicia Boler Davis Honored as Black Engineer of the Year at Gala

General Motors’ Alicia Boler Davis Honored as Black Engineer of the Year at Awards Gala

“I hope you know how grateful I am for all you’ve done to help America dream up solutions,” Former President Barack Obama wrote in a congratulatory letter to Boler Davis.

Obama Presidential Portraits a Nod to Diversity, Inclusion in Art

Obama Presidential Portraits a Nod to Diversity, Inclusion in Art

“The ability to be the first African American painter, to paint the first African American president of the United States … It doesn’t get any better than that,” artist Kehinde Wiley said.

Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter Attack on Sadiq Khan Shunned by Britons

Donald Trump Jr. Says His Father is Not Racist Because He’s Taken Pictures with Rappers

In an interview, Trump Jr. said the proof is in the pictures.

Trump Spent MLK Day Tweeting Vulgarities From His Florida Golf Course

Taking Credit for Record Low Black Unemployment Rates is Racist

Trump tweet from Sunday morning: “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!"

Obama Shortens Prison Sentences for 153 People, Pardons 78 Others

Majority of U.S. National Park Service Board Resigns, Saying It Was Ignored by Trump Administration

The concerns of the resigning panel members, who were appointed by the Obama administration, include climate change and the hiring of diverse candidates by the U.S. National Park Service.

H&M Uses Black Child in Racist 'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle' Ad, Apologizes

H&M Uses Black Child in Racist ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ Ad, Apologizes

"H&M: have you lost your damned minds?” New York Times columnist Charles Blow tweeted.

Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Letterman Lands Obama as First Guest on New Netflix Show

Called “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” the six-episode series will also feature interviews with actor George Clooney, rapper Jay-Z and others.

Obama Urges ‘Leaders’ Not to Split Society with Online Biases

Obama Urges ‘Leaders’ Not to Split Society with Online Biases

“It’s also by the way harder to be as obnoxious and cruel in person as people can be anonymously on the Internet,” Obama said.

'Peace Y'all. I'm Out': Ta-Nehisi Coates Quits Twitter After Cornell West's Rant

‘Peace Y’all. I’m Out’: Ta-Nehisi Coates Quits Twitter After Cornell West’s Rant

White supremacist Richard Spencer chimed in to support West’s bashing of Coates.

Obama Dominated Twitter in 2017

Obama Dominated Twitter in 2017

Obama — 3, Trump — 0.

Obama Is a ‘Flea,’ Should Be Arrested for Making Fun of Trump, Says Fox Business Anchor

Obama Is a ‘Flea,’ Should Be Arrested for Making Fun of Trump, Says Fox Business Anchor

“I mean, he should be brought back by the Marshals,” according to Fox’s Lou Dobbs.

Woman Charged with Mailing Explosives to Obama

Woman Charged with Mailing Explosives to Obama

Julia Poff was ordered held in jail last week ahead of trial after she was indicted on charges of mailing packages last year that were designed to kill, transporting explosives and other criminal counts.

Joe Biden to Oprah Winfrey: 'I Have a Regret That I'm Not President

Joe Biden to Oprah Winfrey: ‘I Have a Regret That I’m Not President’

The former vice president of the U.S. said he was the most qualified person to run for the position in 2016.

Obama Reports for Jury Duty

Obama Reports for Jury Duty

The former president turned a normally dreaded task into an exciting morning for Chicago citizens performing their civic duty.

Obama Urges Patience in Push for Grassroots Change

Obama Urges Patience in Push for Grassroots Change

“Change is possible if we put our shoulder to the wheel. But it doesn’t happen overnight,” former President Obama said.

Obama Seeks to Spark Civic Activism with Chicago Event

Obama Seeks to Spark Civic Activism with Chicago Event

Obama kicked off a two-day leadership conference in his hometown of Chicago by saying it marked the start of a wider effort to promote civic involvement.

Pandering to Bigots: Fox News Smears Black Woman Judge

Pandering to Bigots: Fox News Smears Black Woman Judge

Fox News described Judge Robinson, one of two federal judges appointed in the Trump-Russia collusion case, as someone who “has experienced the criminal justice system firsthand.”

Confederate President’s Name to be Replaced by Barack Obama’s at Mississippi School, Trump Will Get Wake-up Call When He Takes Office, Obama Says

Confederate President’s Name to be Replaced by Barack Obama’s at Mississippi School

Nearly all of the students in the entire Jackson Public School District are Black.

Obama Blasts ‘Politics of Division’ on Return to Campaign Trail

Obama Blasts ‘Politics of Division’ on Return to Campaign Trail

“Some of the politics we see now, we thought we put that to bed. That’s folks looking 50 years back,” Obama said. “It’s the 21st century, not the 19th century.”

Obama Hits Campaign Trail for First Time since Leaving White House

Obama Hits Campaign Trail for First Time since Leaving White House

Obama will make public appearances on behalf of Democratic candidates in Virginia and New Jersey.

Congresswoman Says Trump Told Fallen Soldier’s Wife 'He Knew What He Signed Up For'

Congresswoman Says Trump Told Fallen Soldier’s Wife ‘He Knew What He Signed Up For’

Trump denies on Twitter that he made the comment to U.S. Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s widow in a phone call.

Trump Focused on Destroying Obama’s Legacy

Trump Focused on Destroying Obama’s Legacy

President Trump has made it a point to undo his predecessor’s work — seemingly just for the sake of doing so.

Trump Scraps Key Obamacare Subsidies

Trump Scraps Key Obamacare Subsidies

The decision is the most dramatic action the president has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act.

Immigration Hardliner Says Trump Team Preparing Plans for Wall, Mulling Muslim Registry, Voter Fraud, Kris Kobach

Let People Vote Campaigns Kicks Off

The ACLU’s campaign kicked off in Kansas, which has been a hot ground for voting rights issues.