Category: POLITICS

Obama Watch February 25, 2009

Obama Watch February 25, 2009

George Clooney Skips Oscars for Obama Murdoch Says Sorry Over Obama Cartoon Obama calls for health-care reform in 2009 GOP’s Jindal calls Obama’s plan irresponsible Obama seeks to cut cost of big weapon systems Obama questions presidential helicopter project Obama Assures Nation: ‘We Will Rebuild’ Pakistan sees ‘hope’ in Obama approach Members of Congress twitter [...]

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Obama Watch February 23, 2009

Obama Watch February 23, 2009

Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind And Fire to Rock the White House Obama to name watchdog to oversee stimulus outlays Obama Finds Resistance in His Party on Addressing Social Security Obama’s Critics: 2012 Contenders? Cartoonists treading lightly when drawing Obama Transportation agency: Obama will not pursue mileage tax Michelle Obama African American History Month Celebration First [...]

February 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch February 20, 2009

Obama Watch February 20, 2009

Obama sushi LDS Mormon African-Americans reflect on Obama, racism Million Man March Parallels the Inaugural Events NY Post cartoon seems to link Obama to dead chimp Obama’s Standards, Vetting Lapses Trip Up Effort to Fill Posts Adolfo Carrion to be Obama’s urban affairs director Obama 666 Comment Gets Chamber Pres Suspended Hands On with the [...]

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Jill Nelson on the Need For Diversity in Media

Jill Nelson on the Need For Diversity in Media

Jill Nelson, one of my favorite writers from Harlem, wrote an article called “The Audacity of Whiteness” in the Huffington Post highlighting a not so new problem in journalism. The lack of diversity in the media. She writes: I know its bad form to mention race and upset the new post-racial apple cart, the one [...]

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Obama Watch February 18, 2009

Obama Watch February 18, 2009

Obama License Plates: Illinois Selling Commemorative Plates For $50 Shaq’s shoe makes a big impression on Obama Obama Aide Says Bankruptcy Can’t Be Ruled Out for Automakers Obama OKs about 17,000 more troops for Afghanistan Michelle Obama — fashion’s non-icon Saying Small Nations Count, Czechs Seek an Obama Visit Obama Invites Embattled Aso as First [...]

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Obama Watch February 16, 2009

Obama Watch February 16, 2009

Wanda Sykes to skewer Prez Barack Obama at Correspondents’ Dinner May 9th Deciphering Obama-speak N.Y. Times blogger has sexual fantasy about President Obama Obamas to Honor Stevie Wonder In all-star game message, Obama pitches service Has the ‘Obama Effect’ Come to Runway Castings? Tastiest Obama-Lincoln Comparison Ever Obama ushers in more informal White House style [...]

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Obama Watch February 13, 2009

Obama Watch February 13, 2009

Obama’s BlackBerry brings personal safety risks More than 49 million watch Obama news conference Obama pokes fun at failed commerce pick Obama draws ire over Vegas junket criticism Limbaugh falsely claimed homeless woman at Obama town hall asked for a “car” and a “new kitchen” From kids to Obama, nation marks Lincoln’s 200th What The [...]

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The Obama Effect

The Obama Effect

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February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch February 11, 2009

Obama Watch February 11, 2009

Michelle Obama to Grace Cover of Vogue Magazine Calif. artist sues AP over image of Obama Obama orders 60-day cybersecurity review Obama Called On HuffPo — A Blog! — During Press Conference (CLIP) Malia and Sasha Obama stir up the name game for parents Obama to speak at joint session of Congress Feb. 24 Three [...]

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Obama Watch February 9, 2009

Obama Watch February 9, 2009

Black History Month in the Obama Era Hoosier Daddy: President Obama to Indiana on Monday Obamas depart on first Camp David visit Cartoonists face challenges with Obama Arresting image: Obama poster artist on graffiti charge Obama plans restructuring of National Security Council Obama Official: Sebelius On Short List for HHS Obama adviser says private capital [...]

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Obama Watch February 6, 2009

Obama Watch February 6, 2009

US elementary school changes name to Barack Obama Obama Goes Airborne Today For First Time As President Obama to hold prime-time news conference Monday, February 9, 2009 Obama campaign manager getting 7-figure book deal Nicaraguan cigar firm cashes in on “Obamania” Obama to Discuss Guantanamo With Victims of Terror Attacks, Their Relatives AP alleges copyright [...]

February 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Sarah Jones on Sounding Black

Sarah Jones on Sounding Black

Black is not just a skin color; it’s a quality of voice. Sarah Jones, the Tony Award-winning performer, talks with linguist John McWhorter about what it means to sound black today. They look at how Barack Obama has used “blaccent” to drive audiences wild. Source, H/T

February 4, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Obama Watch February 4, 2009

Obama Watch February 4, 2009

Obama blames himself for mishandling Daschle The Michelle Obama hair challenge: Nappy or relaxed, African-American hair has always been a loaded subject. Obama Orders Review of FDA in Salmonella Outbreak Malia, Sasha dolls are renamed Obama Makes Surprise Trip to Read to Children Obama Plans Visit to Illinois for Lincoln’s 200th Birthday Obama not smoking [...]

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Obama Watch February 2, 2009

Obama Watch February 2, 2009

Clarence Thomas Slept Through Obama’s Inaugural Address White House Lawyers Look to Limit Commercial Use of President Obama Obama’s half brother says he’s out of jail Michelle Obama bans daughters Malia and Sasha from mixing with celebrities The Obama Effect on Fashion Continues Other cartoons of Obama raise questions Does an Obama White House need [...]

February 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Michael Steele Becomes RNC Committee Chairman — Did the Republicans Play the Race Card?

Michael Steele Becomes RNC Committee Chairman — Did the Republicans Play the Race Card?

Michael Steele, Republican National Committee Chairman ****** The Republican National Committee (RNC) has selected Michael Steele as its party chairman. Steele is the first Black to hold the office and will serve until January 2011. With Barack Obama as President and his election to this office, both major political parties in the United States (Democrats [...]

January 31, 2009 | 9 Comments More
Obama Watch January 31, 2009

Obama Watch January 31, 2009

Obama girl look-alike model in spotlight Can Obama boost cause for Afro-Latinos? Obama Calls China’s Hu To Discuss Currency

January 31, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 30, 2009

Obama Watch January 30, 2009

Trademark Obama suit a fashion hit Matt Lauer to Interview President Obama before Super Bowl Obama calls $18B in Wall St. bonuses ‘shameful’ Fox News Is Using the Obamas to Perfect Its Racist Attacks on Black America Michelle Obama Gets the Wax Museum Treatment Candidate Linked to Obama Parody Song Leaves Race for G.O.P. Chairman [...]

January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 28, 2009

Obama Watch January 28, 2009

BAKER APOLOGIZES FOR RACIST OBAMA COOKIES: Pastry chef baked ‘drunken negro face’ cookie ‘in honor’ of new president Ringling Bros. Circus names baby elephant Barack Obama Mad Magazine Cover: Spoofs President’s First 100 Days (PHOTOS) Obama Needs a Few Good Enemies to Help Him Shape His Presidency Inaugural Youth ‘Scam’ Controversy Continues Obama set to [...]

January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More