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Obama Nominates Vanita Gupta to Be Civil Rights Chief

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On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric holder announced President Obama has appointed a new head of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and it is a woman. WooHoo! POTUS selected Vanita Gupta, the deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Gupta is leading...

President Obama To Act Against Terrorist Group ISIS

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On Tuesday, President Obama informed congressional leaders he has the authority needed to take action against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which was responsible for executing two American journalists. As stated by an aid of House Speaker...

Watch Live: President Obama Gives Remarks on #Ferguson & #Iraq

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Has President Obama Forgotten About Black Women?

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Writing for Salon, Rutgers professor Brittney Cooper makes an interesting argument about President Obama: he’s forgotten about Black women. This week, news broke that the president planned to sign an executive order outlawing discrimination against LGBTQ individuals for federal contractors, and a previous executive order...

Black Men Urge President Obama to Add Black Women and Girls to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

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On Friday, former NBA all-star and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced he will help attract more private-sector partners to President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative established to empower and improve the lives of young men of color. As a result, over 200 African-American men...