Barack Obama

Obama Plans For Troops In Afghanistan After 2014 To Be Announced Shortly: John Kerry

STOCKHOLM, May 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will announce in the next few weeks how many combat troops the United States will leave in Afghanistan in 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

Obama has set next year as the target for withrawing most troops but the decision is a delicate one as sufficent forces must stay behind to train and support Afghan forces and carry out some operations.

“Very shortly, not too long from now, the president does intend to make public what his plans are for post-2014,” Kerry told reporters.

via Obama Plans For Troops In Afghanistan After 2014 To Be Announced Shortly: John Kerry.

 

Obama: Americans ‘Are Root Cause of Violence That’s Been Happening Here in Mexico’ | CNS News

He told the crowd, “We understand that the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico for which so many Mexicans have suffered is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States.” He later added, “We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.”

via Obama: Americans ‘Are Root Cause of Violence That’s Been Happening Here in Mexico’ | CNS News.

 

Rand Paul explains “Leave Me Alone” government philosophy to Howard University student

Watch Rand Paul speech interrupted by protesters here: http://bit.ly/YqPS4O
Howard University, 4-10-13

Farrakhan, Scientology, and the Invasion of the Black Community

The Church of Scientology is invading the Black Community with the help of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Jazzologist and Radio Host Lofton Emenari, III interviews Activist and Scholar Ishmael Bey and Journalist and Author Leila Wills on September 21, 2012.

 

How to Leverage Trillion Dollar Black Spending Power

AFRICANGLOBE – A coalition of Black media owners, professional and political organizations are calling on African American consumers across the nation to begin immediately to redirect a minimum of $20.00 per week in spending to Black-owned businesses.

The initiative being called “The Million Dollar Black Spending Power Campaign” is being organized by local groups in a number of key cities. It’s projected that even with minimal support this effort may turn one million dollars per week back into predominantly Black communities throughout the country.

The initiative is the brainchild of Bob Law, longtime radio personality, entrepreneur and community activist, who recently sent an open letter to the Congressional Black Caucus, highlighting the assault on Black-owned radio and requesting the CBC to bring the matter to the attention of the FCC and the full Congress.

via How to Leverage Trillion Dollar Black Spending Power.

 

Pelosi Backs Bill That Would Raise Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour | ThinkProgress

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would bring it in line with its historical borrowing power, which peaked in 1968, and indexing it to inflation would prevent Congress from having to repeatedly raise it to keep up with rising costs. The current wage would be $10.40 had it been indexed to inflation in 1968.

via Pelosi Backs Bill That Would Raise Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour | ThinkProgress.

 

Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America | Your Black World

Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America is a forum hosted by Min. Louis Farrakhan and Dr. Boyce Watkins. Min. Farrakhan and Dr. Watkins will discuss the need for a shift in the way people of color think about building wealth, pursuing education and challenging the obstacles to progress which exist in black America today.

The time is now for our community to wake up and stand up, and that time is NOW.

via Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America | Your Black World.

The Black Community Remains Quiet As Woman Serves 20 Year Sentence | Kulture Kritic

In a desperate attempt to save her life, she broke from his grip and ran into the garage to flee the home in her car. Allowing her panic to get the best of her, she forgot to grab her keys and couldn’t open the garage door. Alexander found one solution that could save her from her crazed husband. “I knew I had to protect myself,” she said. “I could not fight him. He was 100 pounds more than me. I grabbed my weapon at that point.”

via The Black Community Remains Quiet As Woman Serves 20 Year Sentence | Kulture Kritic.

 

Obama to meet with Republican senators over budget | Reuters

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama plans to meet with several Republican senators for dinner on Wednesday as part of his effort to revive talks to tackle the nation’s long-term deficit, a congressional aide confirmed.

via Obama to meet with Republican senators over budget | Reuters.