Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You
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First Black President Can’t Help Blacks Stem Wealth Drop

First Black President Can’t Help Blacks Stem Wealth Drop | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
The nation’s first African-American president hasn’t done much for African-Americans.
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Pres. Obama: "I am not the President of Black America"

Pres. Obama: "I am not the President of Black America" | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
by Dr.Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com During a recent interview with Black Enterprise, President Barack Obama was asked about some of the criticism he’s received for allegedly not doing enough to support black businesses.  In response to the question,...
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American, black and unemployed: people's panel

American, black and unemployed: people's panel | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
The jobless rate among black Americans is well above the national average.
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Obama's Achilles Heel: He's Not African-American

Obama's Achilles Heel: He's Not African-American | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it

African Americans' expectation was that Obama would display some of the steeliness so overtly recognizable in the African American persona. But President Obama's perspective is international, not African American.
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I wrote this way back in 2010... 

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Blacks Miss Out as Jobs Rebound in New York City

Blacks Miss Out as Jobs Rebound in New York City | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
Over half of all African-Americans and other non-Hispanic blacks in the city who were old enough to work had no jobs this year, according to an analysis of employment data.
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Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice in America

Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice in America | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925...
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A Conversation Between Pres. Obama and the Black Community

A Conversation Between Pres. Obama and the Black Community | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
In this video, a representative of the black community shows up to the White House to advocate for black America.  The president isn't happy about the visit, but hears the man out anyway.  We think it's pretty funny.
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Post-Racial Farce

Post-Racial Farce | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
Since America elected its first black president, the conversation on race has turned just as loopy as the hilarious and audacious Clybourne Park.
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Cory Booker and the End of the New Black Politician

Cory Booker and the End of the New Black Politician | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
Reëlections are like second marriages—a portion of the pageantry, a fraction of the idealism. The controversy now swirling around Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a reminder of that.
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Black Christians in an 'Adulterous' Relationship With Obama, Says Evangelical Pastor

Black Christians in an 'Adulterous' Relationship With Obama, Says Evangelical Pastor | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
An influential African-American evangelical pastor says that many black Christians are in an "adulterous" relationship with President Obama over the issue of same-sex marriage and that if the issue is not addressed soon, it will negatively impact...
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Government Spending Slows, Black and Hispanic Contracts Fall

Government Spending Slows, Black and Hispanic Contracts Fall | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
Concerns rise on Capitol Hill over an alarming trend hurting minority businesses...
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Charles P. Pierce on Obama's New Challenge with Race

Charles P. Pierce on Obama's New Challenge with Race | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
Yes, it's true: Barack Obama is black. But the more shocking thing is that we have fooled ourselves into believing it doesn't matter.
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For black Americans, financial damage from subprime implosion is likely to last

For black Americans, financial damage from subprime implosion is likely to last | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
The implosion of the subprime lending market has left an indelible stain on the finances of African Americans.
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African-American jobless rate surges

African-American jobless rate surges | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
The black unemployment rate rose to 14.4% in June, but the increase is attributed to an jump in the labor force, not to a loss in jobs.
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Obama a black president? Not really.

When President Obama was elected in 2008 history was made. He was the first minority to reside in the White House and many believed that hope and change woul...
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Black scholar: Obama a hollow prize for African-Americans | Washington Examiner

Black scholar: Obama a hollow prize for African-Americans | Washington Examiner | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
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Obama's Stunning Loss Of African-American Support Has Extended To Nevada

Obama's Stunning Loss Of African-American Support Has Extended To Nevada | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
Whoa....
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AIG Chief Sees Retirement Age as High as 80 After Crisis

AIG Chief Sees Retirement Age as High as 80 After Crisis | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it

American International Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche said Europe’s debt crisis shows governments worldwide must accept that people will have to work more years as life expectancies increase.
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The average life expectancy for African Americans in the 70's. So most in our community will pay into a system we'll never benefit from... 

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Martial Law by Executive Order

Martial Law by Executive Order | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
At one level, the prospect for war with Iran is probably an immediate justification. But the comprehensiveness of the Executive Order, like that of the 2012 NDAA, speaks to something much deeper.
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Puff Puff Pass: Obama Getting His Weed On....Back In The Day

Puff Puff Pass: Obama Getting His Weed On....Back In The Day | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
The Internet is buzzing after the Washingtonian published a review of Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss’s forthcoming book “Barack Obama: The Story,” including an excerpt about President Obama’s high school clique and their favorite...

 

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Yet and still, he's allowing thousands of young black youth to be incarcerated for minor weed offenses? 

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Don't Be Fooled. Corey Booker, Barack Obama & the Whole Black Political Class Love Bain Capital | Black Agenda Report

Don't Be Fooled. Corey Booker, Barack Obama & the Whole Black Political Class Love Bain Capital | Black Agenda Report | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
News, analysis and commentary from the black left.
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Injustices of Stop and Frisk

Injustices of Stop and Frisk | Dear Black People: The First Black President Just Isn't That Into You | Scoop.it
The mounting evidence of New York City’s stop-and-frisk program reveals a pattern of abusive policing that warrants the attention of the Justice Department.
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