Posts Tagged ‘President Barack Obama’

Farrakhan Blasted Giuliani For Obama Comments

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

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Minister Louis Farrakhan blasted Rudy Giuliani for recent comments on President Barack Obama.

During a Feb. 18, 2015 gathering of “elite conservative” figures, the former New York mayor said, “I do not believe that the president loves America.” “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country.”

Minister Farrakhan’s comments were delivered during the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day 2015 keynote address on Feb. 22, 2015 at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago, IL.

ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BEHEADS US AID WORKER

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

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BEIRUT — The Islamic State group released a video Sunday of a masked, black-clad militant standing over a severed head it claimed is American aid worker Peter Kassig, a former Army Ranger, as well as the mass beheadings of a dozen Syrian soldiers.

The White House confirmed the authenticity of the video. In a statement issued as he flew back to Washington after a trip to the Asia Pacific region, President Barack Obama said the group “revels in the slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction.”

With Kassig’s death, the Islamic State group has killed five Westerners it was holding. Britons David Haines, a former Air Force engineer, and Alan Henning, a taxi driver from northwest England, were beheaded, as was U.S. reporter James Foley and American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff.

Unlike previous videos of slain Western hostages, the footage released Sunday did not show the purported decapitation of the American or the moments leading up to his death.

C-SPAN Caller Refers To Obama With The N-Word On Air

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

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A man who called into C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” Thursday morning referred to President Barack Obama as “that n***er” before getting booted off the air.

Maya Angelou Dead At 86 Years Old

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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CNN) — Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress whose work defied description under a simple label, has died, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday.

She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Brann said.

A professor, singer and dancer, Angelou’s work spans several professions. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded her with the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

She spent her early years studying dance and drama in San Francisco, but dropped out at age 14, instead becoming the city’s first African-American female cable car conductor.

Angelou later returned to high school to finish her diploma and gave birth a few weeks after graduation. While the 17-year-old single mother waited tables to support her son, she acquired a passion for music and dance, and toured Europe in the mid-1950s in the opera production “Porgy and Bess.” In 1957, she recorded her first album, “Calypso Lady.”

In 1958, Angelou become a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and also played a queen in “The Blacks,” an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet.

Affectionately referred to as Dr. Angelou, the professor never went to college. She has more than 30 honorary degrees and taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

“I created myself,” she has said. “I have taught myself so much.”

Angelou was born April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. She grew up between St. Louis and the then-racially-segregated town of Stamps, Arkansas.
The famous poet got into writing after a childhood tragedy that stunned her into silence for years. When she was 7, her mother’s boyfriend raped her. He was later beaten to death by a mob after she testified against him.

“My 7-and-a-half-year-old logic deduced that my voice had killed him, so I stopped speaking for almost six years,” she said.
From the silence, a louder voice was born.

Her list of friends is as impressive as her illustrious career. Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey referred to her as “sister friend.” She counted Martin Luther King Jr., with whom she worked during the Civil Rights movement, among her friends. King was assassinated on her birthday.

Angelou spoke at least six languages, and worked at one time as a newspaper editor in Egypt and Ghana. During that period, she wrote “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” launching the first in a series of autobiographical books.

“I want to write so well that a person is 30 or 40 pages in a book of mine … before she realizes she’s reading,” Angelou said.
She was also one of the first black women film directors. Her work on Broadway has been nominated for Tony Awards.

Before making it big, the 6-foot-tall wordsmith also worked as a cook and sang with a traveling road show. “Look where we’ve all come from … coming out of darkness, moving toward the light,” she once said. “It is a long journey, but a sweet one, bittersweet.”

Just Another Day In Utah! Shopper Wears His Assault Rifle To J.C. Penney

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

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Hours after President Barack Obama called on Congress to ban assault weapons, one man’s protest raised some eyebrows at a Utah store.

An Ogden woman snapped a few photos of a man standing inside a J.C. Penney on Wednesday with a big gun slung over his shoulder.

Cindy Yorgason said that even for a firearm-friendly state like Utah, it was out of the ordinary.

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House Passes Bill To Avert Fiscal Cliff

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

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An agreement to stave off the harshest and most immediate consequences of the fiscal cliff won approval in the House late Tuesday. President Barack Obama said he would sign the law, the battle over which foreshadowed more fights with Congress over spending.

Following a day of hectic wrangling on Capitol Hill — where the prospects for passing the bipartisan, Senate legislation regarding the fiscal cliff hung in the balance for much of New Year’s Day — the House voted 257 to 167 to pass the belated compromise measure over the objections of many conservative Republicans.

Obama Finally Declared Winner Of Florida Boosting His Electoral Vote Lead To 332 Versus Romney 206

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida’s 29 electoral votes on Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000.

No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206.

The Florida Secretary of State’s Office said that with almost 100 per cent of the vote counted, Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney 50 per cent to 49.1 per cent, a difference of about 74,000 votes. That was over the half-percent margin where a computer recount would have been automatically ordered unless Romney had waived it.

Stacey Dash Upset Over Romney Loss, Goes On 1,344 Word Rant

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Stacey Dash and everyone else who had their hopes high that Mitt Romney would dethrone President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election are pretty bummed out at the crushing defeat the Republican party suffered, both in the presidential election and with many of the senate votes as well. Dash has for a while now publicly let her support for Mitt be known, and she’s taken heavy fire from both fellow celebrities and the general public for her Romney co-sign.

Stacey is one of a very few number of black celebrity figures to support Romney during the election. After the defeat, Stacey penned a long 1,344 word letter about her many thoughts on the election outcome, the state of the U.S., and President Obama.

What do you think of what Stacey had to say?

Breaking News: US Supreme Court Upholds President Obama Healthcare Law

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

In a dramatic victory for President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court upheld the 2010 health care law Thursday, preserving Obama’s landmark legislative achievement.

The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts, who held that the law was a valid exercise of Congress’s power to tax.

The decision came as a sharp rebuff and disappointment to congressional Republicans, many of whom had expected the court to strike down at least some parts of the law.

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Student Speaks Outs After Teacher Said He Could Be Arrested For Criticizing Obama

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The high school student who recorded his teacher yelling at him and saying he could be arrested for criticizing President Barack Obama says he wanted to laugh during his instructor’s rant.

Hunter Rogers has been revealed as the student who used his cell phone camera to tape the interaction.

He said his social studies teacher at North Rowan High School in Spencer, North Carolina, has long been biased toward Obama during class discussions.