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Will Obama Regret Not Doing More For Black Americans?

AFRICANGLOBE - Walk into a Black family function, make yourself a plate of food and then yell, “Obama hasn’t done anything for black people!” Watch how quickly your plate is snatched. You’ll be attacked from all angles, called every name and probably thrown out face-first. Black people have been the ultimate Obama apologists. The last eight years have been a constant string of excuses for what he hasn’t done.

Obama Sr: The Man Who Gave The US Its First Black...

AFRICANGLOBE - Before the bottle took its toll of him, Barack Obama Senior was a man destined for greatness. “He was a very jolly man, very cantankerous, arrogant but nice,” recalls veteran journalist Phillip Ochieng, who was with him in the United States; they stayed close upon their return to Kenya in the early 1960s. Always impeccably dressed, the Harvard-trained Obama Sr had settled in Nairobi after leaving his American wife and child, the current US President Barack Obama Jr.

The Paradox Of Black America

AFRICANGLOBE - A paradox haunts America’s first Black president. African-American wealth has fallen further under Barack Obama than under any president since the Depression. Yet, they are the only group that still gives him high ratings. Those who have fared worst under Obama are the ones who love him the most. You would be hard-pressed to find a better example of perception-driven politics. As the Reverend Kevin Johnson asked in 2013: “Why are we so loyal to a president who isn’t loyal to us?”

Five Reasons Why Marina Silva Lost The Race To Become Brazil’s...

AFRICANGLOBE - What in the world happened to Marina Silva's presidential campaign? In the 2010 presidential election, Silva came out of nowhere to win 19.33 percent of the vote. In 2014, she looked like she might win it all. Instead, she blew what seemed like an insurmountable path to the October 26 runoff, falling into third place with just 21.32 percent of the vote, more than 10 percent behind the second-place finisher.

Obama Popularity Among Blacks Does Not Translate to Jobs

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite President Obama having above 90 percent job approval among Blacks, just 62 percent are optimistic that the job outlook will improve over the next four years, according to a new poll.

Will President Obama Do More for African Americans?

AFRICANGLOBE - Contrary to popular thought, Black people didn’t vote for President Obama because he is Black. They voted for him because they were...

Who Was the First Black President?

AFRICANGLOBE - Who was th first Black president? hat would be Barack Obama, right? While most of us have assumed this, and while this has been widely reported in the media, it turns out that this is not true. As a matter of fact, the first Black president in North America was a man named Vicente Guerrero, and he became the second president of the Republic of Mexico in 1829.

Barack Obama Has African American Roots

President Barack Obama, we have been told, had a White American mother and a Black Kenyan father. However, it has recently been discovered that...

How Some Americans View Race Relations 4 Years After Election First...

  How some in the U.S. view race relations nearly four years after the nation elected its first Black president, Barack Obama:“I don’t know that...

Morgan Freeman: Obama Isn’t First Black President

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is making headlines with his claim to NPR that Barack Obama isn’t America’s first Black president—Freeman says he’s America’s “first...

Louis Farrakhan Talks Race and Politics to Thousands in Chicago

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that President Barack Obama has suffered more criticism than any other president because of his race...

Record Black Male Unemployment Remains Invisible to the First Black President

State of the Union speeches usually throw bones in every direction, to every constituency that matters to a president. But even though Black male...

The 2012 Elections What Does it Mean for African Americans

With the First Black President having put social security cuts on the bargaining table before even being sworn in, ignoring record black unemployment and mass incarceration, and doubling down on every abhorrent Bush policy from imperial wars in Asia and Africa to letting corporate polluters and criminal banksters go unmolested, what is the 2012 election really about for black America? Bragging rights?

Obama-Related Illusions Continue To Distort Black Perceptions

AFRICANGLOBE - A recent poll of African American public opinion adds to the evidence that the very presence of a Black man in the White House has created lasting distortions in Black people’s collective ability to gauge their own relative position in society.

Obama Seeking Ideas On Reducing Black Joblessness

AFRICANGLOBE - In a shift in White House tactics on the cusp of an election year, President Barack Obama isn't shying away these days about talking of how many of his policies have been helping African Americans.