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Obama Nominates First Black Woman For Attorney General

AFRICANGLOBE - President Barack Obama will nominate Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace the retiring Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general and if confirmed, she would become the first Black woman to serve in the post, the White House said on Friday.

Obama Team Prepares Post-Election Agenda

AFRICANGLOBE -Regardless of the results of Tuesday's elections, President Obama and his aides are preparing to turn the page. The White House plans to launch a post-election agenda in the next few days that includes a new attorney general nominee and a high-profile trip to Asia and Australia for global economic meetings, administration officials said.

Modern Day Lynchings In The Age Of Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - It is not an exaggeration to concur with those who believe that Black men in America are an endangered species, hunted like wild animals in a blood sport, to the extent that hundreds of rap protest songs about police brutality are now in high demand. For many Black Americans, the election of their first Black president signalled an end to the bad, old racist days and a beginning of the good, new tolerant society.

Stacey Dash: Blacks Are ‘Uneducated’ And ‘Feel Worththless’ Under Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - Dash said during an appearance Tuesday on “Hannity.” “They feel worthless. They are uneducated.” Obama wasn’t Dash’s only target. She also went in on Democrats, saying that feelings of worthlessness and being uneducated are actually the intention of the political party.

Obama’s Immigration Policies Are Biased Against Immigrants From Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Obama's immigration policies, if adopted, would prejudice U.S. immigration policy against Immigrants from Africa. Obama's threatened executive actions would legalize millions from central America and Mexico while his legislative agenda would cut African immigration by a quarter.

‘Black People Lost Ground’ During Obama’s Presidency – Tavis Smiley

AFRICANGLOBE - Tavis Smiley has written a new book on Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr., he also weighed in on the current state of Black America under President Obama. And while Smiley had no interest in “demonizing” Obama, he did say that Black people have to start demanding more of the president because as a whole, African-Americans have not fared well economically in the past few years.

Obama: White Terror, Black Tears

AFRICANGLOBE - When all is seen and assessed, Obama’s presidency raised Black hopes that today collapse into a heap of Black bitterness. To die under White rule strikes me as a lot more honourable, a better tribute to race history, than to be sacrificed under the rule of one of your own. The epitaph in the one is that the White world killed you; the epitaph in the other is that the Black president failed you, could not save you.

Black Americans Not Satisfied With Obama’s Response To Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that Americans give President Obama mixed reviews for his handling of the situation in Ferguson, Mo.

Obama’s Africa Summit: Too Little, Too Late?

africanglobe - Realising that its position in the fortunes of Africa and its rapid economic growth is increasingly marginal, the US government has recently sought to revamp its Africa strategy. A number of initiatives have been launched to that effect, including the US-Africa Leaders Summit.

21-Year-Old Zimbabwean Questions Obama On Illegal Sanctions

AFRICANGLOBE - The recent US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC saw President Barack Obama host close to 50 African leaders to discuss opportunities for better business engagement. After a speech concerning the US’s commitment to Africa’s development through trade and business, Obama sat down with young Zimbabwean entrepreneur Takunda Ralph Michael Chingonzo (21), for a question-and-answer session.

Obama Woos African Leaders To Counter Growing Chinese Influence

AFRICANGLOBE - There was a wide expectation in Africa that Obama would be more willing to help the continent - a belief more rooted in the fact that the future president's father was born in Kenya than anything he actually said. Foote said that six years later Obama's reputation was mixed.

No African ‘Excuses’ But Trauma Of Slavery And Colonisation, Mr. Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - President Barack Obama’s recent remarks urging Africa to stop making “excuses” for the continent’s economic doldrums based on history of colonialism were not only unfortunate and ill-conceived but also insensitive. I’m not sure whether Obama has deliberately developed selective amnesia not to realise that the wealth accumulated by the country he now leads has been through the blood and sweat of those from the cradle of mankind.

A Brief Guide To This Week’s U.S.-Africa Summit

AFRICANGLOBE - President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of nearly 50 African nations for the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. on Monday through Wednesday. Discussions on trade, security and governance are planned, though the summit has already been a bit eclipsed by other developments. Here’s a brief guide to the event:

Republicans Vote To Sue President Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - The House suit could be the first step toward impeachment, something that has become a staple of campaign messaging for the party and already generated millions in online donations.

Obama On The Wrong Side Of History

AFRICANGLOBE - When Barack Obama delivered his speech on Africa in Ghana, he made reference to African leaders being on the wrong side of history. The right side, he implied, was the side of the U.S.. The U.S. has democracy and preaches democracy — only it does so selectively, purporting to champion democracy while at the same time supping with undemocratic and sometimes tyrannical regimes as has been the case with Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Conservative Think Tanker Tells Tea Baggers: Public Execution Too Good For...

AFRICANGLOBE - “We all know, if there ever was a president that deserved to be impeached, it’s this guy, alright?” Stephen Steinlight told members of the Highlands Tea Party. “And I wouldn’t stop. I would think being hung, drawn, and quartered is probably too good for him.”
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