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‘Our progress is on the ballot’

‘Our progress is on the ballot’

This was Barack Obama’s last speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner on Sept. 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C. I want to thank the CBC Foundation, Chairman Butterfield, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and the whole CBC family.  It’s always good to be with “the conscience of Congress.” […]

THE BIG STORY

THE BIG STORY

Barack Obama’s election as the 44th U.S. president headlined newspaper front pages across the nation Click to view headlines

In Barack Obama’s words

In Barack Obama’s words

Highlights from the speeches that fueled the Illinois senator’s journey to the U.S. presidency July 27, 2004 Keynote at the Democratic National Convention, Boston Enters national consciousness by wowing crowd with a blend of his personal “only in America” saga and a plea for optimism “John Kerry calls on us to hope. John Edwards calls […]

OBAMA’S FIRST 100 DAYS

OBAMA’S FIRST 100 DAYS

The president tackled simultaneous challenges during time of globalization, crisis By Margaret Talev McClatchy Newspapers President Barack Obama crammed more into his first 100 days than most presidents, partly by design but mostly by necessity. The economic crisis overshadowed much of the president’s campaign agenda. His new team had to hit the ground running in […]

First 100 days often pivotal to a presidency

First 100 days often pivotal to a presidency

By Adam Zoll and David Ingold Chicago Tribune April 29 isn’t usually regarded as an important day on the political calendar, but this year it will be Barack Obama’s 100th day in office, traditionally a benchmark for assessing a new president’s job performance. It’s a standard that began with Franklin Roosevelt, who, upon taking office […]

NOW WHAT?

NOW WHAT?

Florida Courier publisher Charles W. Cherry II provides a partial list of next steps for Black America. BY CHARLES W. CHERRY II, ESQ. THE FLORIDA COURIER Now that “King Don” – that’s what I’ll call him for the next four years – is POTUS No. 45, eight years of sleepy Black advocacy while wearing “bedroom […]

Off to a quick start

Off to a quick start

Trump targets Obamacare, immigration COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump took a symbolic step aimed at his predecessor’s signature achievement on his first day in the Oval Office, directing federal agencies to take steps to “ease the burden of Obamacare.” On Wednesday, Trump toughened immigration enforcement, signing orders to start construction of […]

‘It’s going to be America first’

‘It’s going to be America first’

Editor’s note: President Donald J. Trump delivered this inauguration speech on Jan. 20: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise […]

Empowered and trained to seek elected office

Empowered and trained to seek elected office

After the Jan. 21 march, hundreds of women learn how to run for office. BY VERA BERGENGRUEN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The day after the Women’s March brought half a million people to Washington, 500 women from across the country spent Sunday learning how to run for office. The candidate training held by EMILY’s […]

Breaking down Obamacare

Breaking down Obamacare

A Q&A on the impact of Trump’s order to weaken the Affordable Care Act BY JOSH MAGNESS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 20 aimed at defanging the Affordable Care Act, giving heads of federal departments more power to delay or grant exemptions from regulations associated with […]