Obama will give State of Union address against backdrop of deep partisan divide

Defensive State of the Union Expected

by The Washington Post

The tone and tenor of the Obama White House since Democrats suffered a crushing defeat during the November midterm elections have… Read More

She’s the Judge: President Obama’s History-Making Black Female Legal Appointments

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It’s no secret that President Obama loves Black women legal eagles. After all, First Lady Michelle Obama is a Harvard Law grad… Read More

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Run Away, Romney

by Michael Arceneaux

Mitt Romney has as strong a shot of becoming the next president as NeNe Leakes does becoming the 2015 Miss Teen USA. Based… Read More

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Obama Tour Previews State of the Union

by The New York Times

President Obama on Wednesday will travel to Detroit, kicking off a three-day, three-state presidential trip aimed at stealing the… Read More

Obama Nears Goal for Guantánamo With Faster Pace of Releases

Obama Closer to Closing Guantánamo

by The New York Times

In a series of secret nighttime flights in the last two months, the Obama administration made more progress toward the president’s… Read More

Edward Brooke, First African-American Popularly Elected to Senate, Dies at 95

Edward Brooke,
Pioneering Black Senator, Dies at 95

by Slate

Edward W. Brooke III, who made history in 1966 when he became the first African-American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular… Read More

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Obama on Race Is Killing Us

by Donovan X. Ramsey

Apparently, everything but racist policing killed Mike Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner on Staten Island. “It’s… Read More

Respectability Politics Won't Save Your Black Life

Respectability Politics Won't Save Your Black Life

by Goldie Taylor

Tonight, as the sun falls over our eastern shore, thousands of Americans—Black and White, alike—have once again begun… Read More

Sorry, Sen. Rand Paul, You’re No Civil Rights Hero

Rand Paul is Not an Ally

by The Root

To be fair, Sen. Paul has come down on the correct side on several issues. I’m glad that he’s been willing to work with… Read More

Will the New Black Republicans in Congress Be Lawmakers—or Talk Show Hosts?

Will Congress's New Black Republicans be Pro-America or Anti-Black?

by The Root

Problems will emerge because Black Republicans are predictably paraded as shiny examples of a brand-new day in GOP outreach. Modern… Read More

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