Tag: President-Barack-Obama

Obama: 'Absolutely' Faced Racism in White House

In an interview on CNN Wednesday, President Barack Obama reflected on racism he “absolutely” faced during his presidency. “I think there’s a reason attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in southern states,” the president said to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria during “The Legacy…

Steve Phillips Explains to Corporate Executives Why 'Brown is the New White'

Civil rights attorney Steve Phillips, author of the New York Times bestselling book “Brown Is the New White,”told some of the nation’s top thought leaders and corporate executives committed to diversity and inclusion that a “New American Majority” is “transforming all manners of modern society.” Phillips was the keynote speaker…

Trump's Most Outspoken Black Supporter is a Liar

By Sheryl Estrada Pastor Mark Burns Trump has asked the question to African Americans, “What do you have to lose” in voting for him. The Republican presidential candidate’s track record and rhetoric combined with the untruthful actions of his campaign surrogates, like Mark Burns, may provide the answer. Burns, who…

Senate Seeks to Slash Fed Hiring Preference for Vets

The VFW is “adamantly opposed to a Senate proposal” that “harms veterans.” By Sheryl Estrada U.S. Army Soldiers serving with the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew Claire Baker/Released) Veterans’ preference in…

GOP Senator: U.S. Has an 'Under-Incarceration Problem'

The war on drugs of the 1980s and mandatory minimum sentences have both contributed to the United States comprising approximately 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite representing about 5 percent of the world’s total population. However, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is taking a stand against bipartisan legislation to…

Black Women at West Point Accused of Being ‘Political’

UPDATE:West Point Clears Black Cadets, Photo is About ‘Unity’ By Sheryl Estrada The image of 16 West Point cadets in uniform outside a U.S. Military Academy barracks with their fists raised has been circulating social media.West Point is investigating whether the women’s raised fists are in support of the Black…