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BLACKS EYE OBAMA'S JOBS SPEECH
September 08, 2011
Ahead of President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight, Black California Congresswoman Maxine Water's is putting the pressure on the president to make clear just what it is he plans to do to help the communities suffering the most in this bad economy. In a statement issued today, Waters challenged the president to, "spend as much energy working to create jobs in the black community as he is campaigning for votes in one of the whitest states in the nation." ...
Obama Black Approval Hits New Low
September 08, 2011
President Barack Obama earned the lowest monthly job approval rating of his presidency to date in August, with 41% of U.S. adults approving of his overall job performance, down from 44% in July. He also received term-low monthly job approval ...
Obama Makes Return Appearance At Latino Gala
September 01, 2011
- For the fourth consecutive year, President Barak Obama will address Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute members at their annual gala in Washington, on September 14th. CHCI Chair Rep. Charles Gonzalez also announced today that the President will be joined by First Lady Michelle Obama at the the largest Latino gala in the country. ...
Labor Secretary Solis Says Latino Support For Obama Still Strong
August 31, 2011
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said today the Hispanic community still supports what President Obama is doing on jobs despite the high unemployment rate. “I think there’s still a lot of confidence and support for the work the president is doing,” Solis said of what Hispanic leaders have told her at various town-hall meetings she has held across the country. “It’s not happening fast enough — that’s one of the major concerns ...
OBAMA REACTS TO BLACK CRITICS
August 30, 2011
Under fire from Black lawmakers for allegedly ignoring rising unemployment in their communities, President Obama took to the radiowaves saying he understands their concerns. Obama appeared on the popular Black-oriented Tom Joyner show today as part of an effort by his administration to remind Black voters that the country’s first Black president is fighting for them. The president reminded the show's primarily Black audience that Martin Luther King's efforts regarding unemployment took time ...
OBAMA REACHES OUT TO MINORITIES
August 26, 2011
The Obama reelection campaign has announced a major voter outreach project that will target Blacks, Latinos, Asian-Americans, women, young people, and gays. According to the Pew Research Center ninety-five percent of Blacks voters, 67 percent of Latinos and 62 percent of Asian-Americans went for Obama over Sen. John McCain ...
Fewer See Race Relations As Improved Under Obama
August 24, 2011
By 35% to 23%, more Americans believe U.S. race relations have gotten better rather than worse with Barack Obama's election as president. However, this positive tilt is not as strong as what Gallup found in October 2009, when 41% said relations had improved and 22% said they had gotten worse. Currently, the plurality ...
Obama Latino Support Slipping
August 23, 2011
A tracking poll by impreMedia, a Hispanic news company, today indicated declining support for President Obama and the results suggest that the President and Democratic Party may face a continuing political problem in retaining Hispanic support. The survey was conducted between late July and early August, and compared results with a poll ...
LATINOS TO OBAMA: JUST PASSING
August 11, 2011
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a nonpartisan Hispanic association, today gave the Obama administration a just-passing overall grade for six areas it said are critical. Two years after issuing its quadrennial Hispanic Public Policy Agenda in 2008, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda assessed the progress made in addressing the major public policy issues facing the Hispanic ...
Latinos To Obama: "Yes, You Can"
August 04, 2011
In anticipation of the meeting with President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, the Obama Administration announced policy changes earlier this week designed to facilitate foreign entrepreneurs’ entry and permanent residency ...
Black Vote In Danger For Obama?
August 03, 2011
In quick succession, two brightly lit danger signs burst on President Obama’s reelection road. The first was the recent Washington Post/ABC poll showing that nearly as many African-Americans say they are displeased with Obama’s performance as those who approve. The prime reason for the discontent is jobs ...
Obama Talks Higher Taxes In Address To Latino Group
July 22, 2011
Black Radio Network will be carrying the webcast of the National Council of La Raza's annual convention live from Washington as President Barack Obama will join national leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. The conference will be held July 23–26 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel ...
Traffic Stop Deportations Soar Under Obama Admin
July 22, 2011
The Obama administration set a record in the last fiscal year for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show significant increases in the deportation of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk. Of the 393,000 deportations in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, half were considered criminals ...
Obama To Address Latino Convention
July 21, 2011
Black Radio Network will be carrying the webcast of the National Council of La Raza's annual convention live from Washington as President Barack Obama will join national leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. The conference will be held July 23–26 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and will feature issues vital to the Latino community and all Americans: education, the economy, health care, immigration reform, and more. ...
Latinos Call For Obama To Seize Initiative
July 21, 2011
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) is calling on President Obama to seize what it views as an opportunity to address issues critical to the Latino community. NALEO says it wants President Obama ...
OBAMA + DEBT = BIAS?
July 19, 2011
Congressional Black Caucus member Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas suggested to members of Congress that President Obama is being treated unfairly in debt negotiations because of his race. As Jackson and many members of the Black community see it, Republican’s reluctance to raise the debt ceiling when it has been raised ...
Civil Rights Groups Back Obama's Choice Of Consumer Bureau Head
July 19, 2011
The appointment of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray by President Obama to be the first director of the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is being applauded by civil rights leaders and groups alike. Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference on Civil ...
Obama Meets Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges
July 18, 2011
When Ruby Bridges visited the Oval Office President Obama told her, "I think it's fair to say that if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be here today." November 14, 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of six-year-old Ruby's history-changing walk to the William Franz Public School in New Orleans as part of court-ordered ...
Obama Borrows Iconic Civil Rights-era Painting
July 12, 2011
Decades after Ruby Bridges made history walking into a desegregated New Orleans elementary school, the nation's first black president has chosen to honor her courage and that moment in time by hanging the painting outside of the Oval Office. The Norman Rockwell Museum announced the loan of Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting ...
Obama Admin. Accused Of Misleading Congress On Deportation Cases
July 08, 2011
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) showing that DHS officials misled Congress and the public about the scope of an immigration enforcement ...
Key Democrat Blames Racism For Obama's Problems
May 26, 2011
"I can tell you; people don't like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is, the president's problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin." ...
Obama Touts Women's Progress
May 20, 2011
Speaking at the Women's Leadership Forum, the president noted he has appointed two women to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...
Black Leaders Support Netanyahu Rejection Of Obama Plan
May 20, 2011
"The very idea that Barack Obama would endorse the Palestinian position by saying the border lines should be rolled back to where they were in 1967 is almost laughable." ...
Cornel West Blasts Obama
May 19, 2011
The well-known Princeton professor and author calls the president a “black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.” ...
Michelle Obama Speaks At Spelman College
May 16, 2011
In a commencement speech at the traditionally black women's college, Obama told the graduates their degrees are "not an entitlement that you can take for granted." ...
President Obama Proclaims National Small Business Week
May 13, 2011
President Barack Obama hailed small business owners as the backbone of the nation’s economy in his proclamation of the week of May 15-21 as National Small Business Week. ...
Study - Michelle Obama Dispels Black Women Sterotypes
May 13, 2011
More than 87% of the black female survey respondents believe that First Lady Michelle Obama has helped dispel negative stereotypes of accomplished black women in America. ...
Obama Speaks At Hispanic Prayer Breakfast
May 12, 2011
President Obama says those opposing a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants shouldn’t have amnesia about how the country began. ...
Obama Choses Historic Memphis School As "Race To The Top" Winner
May 10, 2011
Booker T. Washington is the city’s oldest high school created for black students during segregation. ...
CA GOP Member Censured Over Obama Chimp "Joke"
May 06, 2011
Marilyn Davenport, an elected member of the Orange County GOP's governing Central Committee, was censured by the county's executive committee. ...
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