Tag: President-Barack-Obama

Archived: 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…

Archived: 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…

Archived: 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…

Archived: 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…