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President Obama Officially Begins 2nd Term

Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama officially begins his second term today, a day ahead of his public swearing in and all the pomp and ceremony of a U.S. presidential inauguration. Because the Constitution calls for the president to be sworn in on January 20, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be sworn in… Continue reading President Obama Officially Begins 2nd Term

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BLACK Events, Politics

Obama Buys Books To Promote Independent Shops

By: MATTHEW DALY (AP) ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama made a quick trip to a Virginia bookstore for some Christmas shopping. The president took his daughters, Sasha and Malia, to One More Page Books in Arlington, Va., on Saturday afternoon. The White House says Obama was promoting an effort called "small business Saturday"… Continue reading Obama Buys Books To Promote Independent Shops

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President Obama Makes History Again!

Viva Obama! President Obama has made history again, this time he is the first president to get re-elected during a tough economic time with a high rate of unemployment. Some political experts felt like the state of the economy alone made him an easily beatable candidate. The Republican Party found out that he was not… Continue reading President Obama Makes History Again!

BLACK Events, Businesses, Professionals, & Organizations, Politics

Obama Condemns Libya Violence in U.N. Address

  President Barack Obama gave foreign policy a new emphasis in the presidential campaign in his address the United Nations amid a resurgence of unrest in the Muslim world and as his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, intensified his criticism of the White House's approach to the region. In his speech Tuesday to the annual gathering… Continue reading Obama Condemns Libya Violence in U.N. Address

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JAMAICA, WEST INDIES – Home of Olympic heroes Usain Bolt & Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price

During the first week of August, a sea of people dressed in black, green and gold occupied an enormous space teeming with electricity and excitement on the grounds of the Jamaica 50 Grand Jubilee Village, formerly the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. The stadium was filled with lively musical celebrations, plays, movie screenings, fashion shows,… Continue reading JAMAICA, WEST INDIES – Home of Olympic heroes Usain Bolt & Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price

BLACK Corner, Politics

Voter ID Law Threatens Obama’s Chances in 2012

Pennsylvania residents will be forced to show government-issued photo identification in order to cast votes in November. Supporters of the law argued that it was just a small measure meant to combat voter fraud.  The statistics however show that voter fraud is not a large issue in this country. According to frequently cited studies on… Continue reading Voter ID Law Threatens Obama’s Chances in 2012

BLACK Corner, Health, Politics

Obama’s Healthcare Bill Upheld by Supreme Court

Emotions raged high yesterday, June 28th, 2012, as Obama announced his health plan was upheld by the supreme court with a victory of 5-4. Democrats and the general public cheered on of this victorious win. Republicans however are convinced this is indeed a mistake and an unwanted expansion of the government. Undoubtedly it's because it… Continue reading Obama’s Healthcare Bill Upheld by Supreme Court