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Posts Tagged with "President-elect Barack Obama"

‘What I want for you — and every child in America’

January 16, 2009

I am grateful every day for your patience, poise, grace and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the White House.

Obama camp ‘prepared to talk to Hamas’

January 10, 2009

The incoming Obama administration is prepared to abandon George Bush’s doctrine of isolating Hamas by establishing a channel to the organization, sources close to the transition team say.

Bay Area mourns Black Business Listings publisher and Black Expo producer Dr. C. Diane Howell

January 1, 2009

“Dr. Howell was a beacon of optimism and hope, particularly for the owners of minority businesses in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area.” – Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Politics make strange bedfellows

December 26, 2008

Conservative Christian leaders and gay activists have become bedfellows in their criticism of the choice of Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at Obama’s inauguration.

Merchants of death: Exposing the corporate-financed holocaust in Africa

December 18, 2008

Blacked out by a media smokescreen are the corporate executives, government officials and expatriate personnel of Western enterprises whose success amidst chaos implicates them in the deracination and death of millions of Black people.

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National Urban League proposes economic recovery plan for urban communities

December 12, 2008

This week the National Urban League submitted its “Economic Recovery Plan for Job Creation in Urban Communities” to both President-elect Barack Obama and Congress.

Doctors call on Obama and Congress to ‘do the right thing’ on health reform

December 10, 2008

A group of over 15,000 U.S. physicians has called on President-elect Barack Obama and the new Congress to “do the right thing” and enact a single-payer national health insurance plan, “an improved Medicare for all.”

Chicago workers occupy their factory

December 8, 2008

A factory occupation in Chicago that began as a show of defiance by 250 workers has been transformed into a focus of international labor solidarity. Suddenly, something usually relegated to dusty labor history books about the 1930s is a reality.

Congo in crisis: What President Obama can do to right past wrongs in U.S. policy

November 29, 2008

Some of us remember the first elected prime minister of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba, as he brought to the world the vision of a prosperous Congo where this beautiful land will benefit the Congolese people and not world corporations. A modern day holocaust is occurring in this picturesque land of abundance.

Now that all things are possible, it’s our turn

November 28, 2008

We elected a Black president. Now tell me what we can’t do. I want to see us use that muscle to prove to ourselves and the world once again that Black people are master builders. We built the White House. We built the South and much of the North. And nobody’s going to lock us out of construction any longer. We’re demanding our piece of the pie. Will you back me up on that?

I don’t know this America … but I’m most happy to meet it

November 6, 2008

I grew up with the picture on the left. That’s the America that lynched Black soldiers in their uniforms after World War II. It’s the America I was taught. It’s the America unfortunately I’ve lived through. It’s the America that killed the Dreamer. But on Nov. 4, 2008, I was most happy to actually meet the America that chose to make the picture on the right its new dawn. I don’t know this America. I didn’t think it was possible.

All things are possible

November 4, 2008

Read Barack Obama’s victory speech, which begins: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.” Watch the speech by clicking on Videos under Topics to your left.

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