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President Barack Obama

Obama Takes Executive Action to “Ban The Box” for Federal Jobs

  Marina Fang ,The Huffington Post   President Barack Obama has announced a series of measures designed to reduce obstacles facing former prisoners reintegrating into society, including an executive action directing federal employers to delay [...]
President Barack Obama speaks to guests at The White House Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform. He is joined by moderator Bill Keller (left), Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project; Charlie Beck (right), Chief, Los Angeles Police Department; and John Walsh (far right), United States Attorney, District of Colorado. | Photo by Cheriss May, Howard University News Service

Obama Says Black Lives Matter Movement Is Legit

By Courtne Dixon, Howard University News Service   The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack [...]
Julian Bond and Martin Luther King cast their ballots in Atlanta on Feb. 23, 1966.

Julian Bond Was a Leader With Strength and Character

  The news this weekend that Julian Bond passed away at 75 saddened me deeply. America has lost a true and still vital champion for justice.   President Barack Obama, hailing Bond as a hero [...]
President Barack Obama meets Ethiopian
President Mulatu Teshome. Photo courtesy
of www.haaretz.com.

President and Barbara Lee Visit Ethiopia and Kenya Obama: “I’m Proud To Be the First Kenyan-American President”

  By NBC News and Post Staff President Barack Obama spoke proudly of his Kenyan heritage before a raucous and affectionate crowd in Nairobi.   “I am proud to be the first American president to [...]
President Obama visits the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, Thursday, July 16. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP.

President Obama Speaks at Federal Prison, Calls for Criminal Justice Reform First President to Visit a Prison

President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma on Thursday, July 16, becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
President Barack Obama is led on a tour by Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels, right, and correctional officer Ronald Warlick during a visit to the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, Thursday, July 16. Photo courtesy of Evan Vucci / AP.

Obama: People Should Be Punished, But Not Sentenced to Life

Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post   The criminal justice system is “particularly skewed by race and by wealth,” President Barack Obama said on Tuesday in a speech at the NAACP Annual Convention in Philadelphia, [...]
Photographs of the nine victims killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. are held up by congregants during a prayer vigil at the the Metropolitan AME Church June 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Obama to Deliver Eulogy at Funeral Friday for Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston

By Post Staff and news reports   President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Friday at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral in Charleston, South Carolina.   Pastor Pinckney was among the nine people shot and killed [...]
One of those killed was Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a high school track coach and reverend at the church.

Obama Condemns Killings at Historic AME Church The killer allegedly said: “You rape our women and you’re taking over the country. You have to go.”

By Post Staff and news reports   President Barack Obama responded Thursday to killings at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina.     “Any death of this sort is a tragedy, [...]