Tag: President Obama

President Obama: Talk of a Post-Racial America Not Realistic

The hashtag #ObamaFarewell trended on Twitter Tuesday night as the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama, gave his final speech to the country. Obama pressed Americans to reject discrimination and stand up for U.S. values during the presidency of Donald Trump. Coming full circle to his…

Air Force's First Black Woman Lieutenant General to Enter Hall of Fame

Lt. General Stayce D. Harris Women in Aviation International (WAI) has announcedLt. General Stayce D. Harris, the highest-ranking African American woman military pilot in all the United States armed forces, will be inducted into its International Pioneer Hall of Fame in March. President Barack Obama nominated Harris to the position…

Trump's Vow to End 'Dreamers' Program Would Cost U.S. Billions

President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which provides temporary protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children often referred to as Dreamers would slash the country’s GDP by $433 billion over the next decade, according to recent studies….

Michelle Obama's Response to 'Angry Black Woman' Label: 'Live My Life Out Loud'

Nearing the end of her historic eight-year tenure, First Lady Michelle Obama was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey about her journey as America’s first African American first lady. Their candid conversation in the White House, which aired Monday night on CBS, covered topics including the presidential election, Obama’s initiatives, her hope…

Dylann Roof Found Guilty of Charleston Massacre

By Sheryl Estrada A Charleston, S.C., jury on Thursday found Dylann Roof guilty on all 33 counts of federal hate crimes. Roofmurdered nine Black men and womenand attempted to kill three others during Bible study in the basement ofEmanuel African Methodist Episcopal, a historic church, on June 17, 2015. The…

Michelle Obama Opens Up About President-Elect Donald Trump's Win

Next month, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, will leave the White House after a historic eight years as America’s first African American First Family. PEOPLE magazineshared portions of a joint interview with Mr. and Mrs. Obama on how their daughters will transition…