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Black senator reflects on ‘what’s possible’

Black senator reflects on ‘what’s possible’

What historic win meant for GOP leader from South BY JASON DICK CQ-ROLL CALL/TNS WASHINGTON – Sen. Tim Scott sees a lot of progress in his election and the election of the first African-American president more than eight years ago. Both show “what’s possible,” he said. Roll Call’s series of interviews with lawmakers and Capitol […]

MIXED LEGACY

MIXED LEGACY

Has Black America benefited from eight years of Barack Obama? It depends on who you ask. COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS With President Barack Obama out of office after two terms, discussions are swirling about his legacy and the place he’ll eventually take among this most exclusive fraternity. Even as they celebrate Obama’s considerable […]

OBAMA’S SECOND TERM

OBAMA’S SECOND TERM

A vote of confidence Barack Obama’s racially and generationally diverse voting coalition came out in 2012 to award him another four years in the White House, despite the GOP’s strategic efforts to make voting more difficult. This was the front page of the Florida Courier’s 2012 special elections issue.

Proud to call him their president

Proud to call him their president

Blacks reflect on Obama’s presidency and character BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON AND BRITTANY BURTON There is concern among advocates and supporters about the durability of President Barack Obama’s legacy in light of eight years of intense and sustained opposition from Republicans and the promise by his successor to erase any semblance of the Obama presidency. […]

‘The ‘Morehouse Mystique’ still endures’

‘The ‘Morehouse Mystique’ still endures’

Here are edited excerpts of President Obama’s speech to the Morehouse College Class of 2013, delivered on May 19, 2013 in Atlanta. Graduates, I am humbled to stand here with all of you as an honorary Morehouse Man.  I finally made it. And as I do, I’m mindful of an old saying: “You can always […]

He never ‘went Washington’

He never ‘went Washington’

Former aides reflect on the Obama they knew before and during his presidency. BY KATHERINE SKIBA CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO – Barack Obama, who made “change” part of his campaign slogan in 2008, is himself transformed after nearly eight years in the Oval Office. That his hair is grayer is a small manifestation of how the […]

‘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 […]