NFL Players React to Obama’s Opinions on Football

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NEW ORLEANS — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs respects and understands President Barack Obama’s opinion about the dangers of football — and hesitation about having a child play. The hard-hitting 2011 Defensive Player of the Year also says that no matter how violent the sport, his 4-year-old son will be allowed to take it up […]

916 Hollywood Initiative Presents: Second Coming?: Will Black America Decide The 2012 Election?

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SACRAMENTO – A vote is a terrible thing to waste. African Americans are being urged to educate themselves on the issues and make their voices heard in the upcoming Presidential election. Aiding the local effort is an organization called the 916 Hollywood Initiative. The group will present a free VIP viewing of the new BET […]

Powell Standing By Obama in 2012 Presidential Race

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WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year’s election. He told CBS’ “This Morning” he respects fellow Republican Mitt Romney but thinks he’s been vague on many issues. Powell said the president got the United States out of Iraq, has laid out a […]

Gun Industry Thrives During Obama’s Term In Office

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the “most anti-gun president in American history.” Gun buyers fear that Obama wants to restrict their purchases, especially if he were re-elected. An analysis by The Associated […]

Black and Latino Voting Blocs Flex Political Muscle

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WASHINGTON – A standing-room only crowd listened to a panel of black and Latino experts discuss both groups’ burgeoning political power that will play a pivotal role in the Nov. 6 elections. E. Faye Williams served on the panel at the Civil War Museum in Northwest on Oct. 2. Courtesy Photo Blacks and Latinos are […]

Do Black People Support Obama Because He’s Black?

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WASHINGTON – Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama. Are Black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s Black? If race is just one factor in Blacks’ support of Obama, does […]

JULIANNE MALVEAUX: A Listless Obama is Still Better than Romney

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OPINION – Somehow, the body snatchers came last Wednesday and took the fire (as in fired up, ready to go) out of President Obama, leaving a rather listless shell of a man who never truly engaged the audience or his opponent. He looked down at his notes, fidgeted, and let Mitt Romney get away with […]

FACT CHECK: Presidential Debate Missteps

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth. They made some flat-out flubs, too. The rise in health insurance premiums has not been the slowest in 50 years, as Obama stated. Far from it. And there are […]

How Do Voters Assess Candidates’ ‘2 Visions’?

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PHOENIX – It’s the mantra we will hear endlessly in the coming weeks: Americans face a “stark choice” come November. It is a choice, as President Barack Obama has said repeatedly, “between two fundamentally different visions” for our country. Or as newly anointed Republican nominee Mitt Romney has said from the stump, “President Obama’s vision […]

President Obama to video chat on eve of State of the Union

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SANTA CLARA – Google announced Monday that President Obama will participate in a live video chat room known as a “Hangout,” part of the online search giant’s social networking site Google Plus. The chat will take place Monday afternoon, Jan. 30, capping a week of social media engagement the White House is planning around the […]