GOP Leaders Defy President Obama’s Order on a Deadline

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By JasmineHughes House Republican leaders have missed a 36-hour deadline set by President Obama during a Thursday meeting for lawmakers to give him a plan to avert a national default. The deadline came and went Saturday morning without a response from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Instead, Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) plan […]

Congresswoman Says Obama Being Disrespected in Debt Negotiations Because He’s Black


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World It is one of the most controversial cards you can play.   Playing the race card is to engage in political battle. Specifically today, we are talking about how it applies to President Barack Obama. The Hill reports that on Friday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional […]

New Book Casts Doubt on Obama’s Claim that Mother Didn’t Have Health Insurance


By JasmineHughes A new book has surfaced entitled “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother.” The biography is written by New York Times reporter, Janny Scott. It is said to be about the life of Barack Obama’s mother and is casting increasing doubt on a story shared by the president during his […]

Rodney King Arrested for Driving Under the Influence


Your Black World reports. Rodney King is known as the man who was responsible for the outrage that led to the LA riots of 1992.  Well, it appears that King has gotten into trouble with the law again.  King was arrested Tuesday in Moreno Valley, California under suspicion of driving under the influence.  King, who […]

Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill President Obama and His Family


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World CrazyPeopleNews… An Oregon man by the name of Darryl James Swanson, 45, has been sent to a mental hospital after being charged on Tuesday in a Federal Court room for threatening to kill President Obama and his family. Swanson was taken into Police custody last Friday. Prosecutors said that Swanson made threats […]

Kwame Kilpatrick Seeking Redemption with New Book Release


Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World reports. Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is drenched in scandal after being caught in having an affair with his former chief of staff. However, he is attempting to recover his name with his new book titled Surrendered: The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Malik Kilpatrick.According to, ”Kilpatrick recognizes his wrongdoing […]

President Obama is Fighting with Republicans Over the Deficit and Taxes


President Obama is in a dog fight with the Republicans over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling.   The current ceiling of $14.3 trillion is going to be reached soon, and if it is not increased, experts are predicting disastrous consequences.  One of the key sticking points is that Republicans do not want […]

Justice Clarence Thomas Subject of an Ethics Investigation


A quaint historical museum in Pin Point, Georgia, that is set to open this fall has become the target of an exhaustive ethics examination by the New York Times. Why would the Times devote almost 3,000 words to a community heritage museum? Pin Point, as it turns out, is also the birthplace of Supreme Court Justice Clarence […]

Karl Rove-Founded Group Launches $20 Million Anti-Obama Campaign


Crossroads GPS, a group founded by political strategist Karl Rove and a few other powerful Republicans, announced that they are planning to launch a new television ad that attacks President Barack Obama’s economic policies.  They claim that the campaign, which launches on Monday, will be the first in a $20 million political assault on the […]

Dr. Boyce: The Lessons of Kwame Kilpatrick


The Michigan parole board agreed on Friday to release former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from prison.  Kilpatrick had spent more than a year behind bars after violating the terms of his probation.  He is set to be out no earlier than July 24, according to a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections. The decision […]

Black Political Representation Threatened in Georgia


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World There are some black-representation concerns as Georgia plans for its upcoming redistricting process, and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials is meeting in Savannah to discuss these matters in four sessions.  With the meetings starting today, Rep. Tyrone Brooks — president of the association — says that they are expecting […]

Van Jones Challenges Glen Beck to a Debate


Elliot Millner, Your Black World. Van Jones, President Obama’s former “green jobs” czar, has recently produced a television adsponsored by in which he challenges soon-to-be leaving Fox News host Glenn Beck to a debate concerning Beck’s attacks on “millions of hardworking Americans who just wanna(sic) give their kids a better life”. Jones, who was removed from […]

Michelle Obama Takes a Trip to Africa

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First lady Michelle Obama (pictured) is headed to Africa on a mission to find young leaders: “We’ll be looking across the continent for young people — just like you — to help lead the way,” she said about the trip. Obama will make stops in South Africa and Botswana during her next week’s visit. Not only […]

Keli Goff: Is there a “Blame the B*tch” Syndrome in Political Scandals?

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For voters and the media, presidential elections can be a bit like watching the same play performed every four years, only with a different cast, crew, set and wardrobe. But the main characters appear every campaign. There’s the frontrunner, the firebrand and the candidate who seems great on paper but not so much in practice. […]

Dr. Boyce: So, Herman Cain Doesn’t Want to be an African American


Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain has announced that he doesn’t appreciate the idea of being labeled an “African American.” During an interview with Bloomberg, Cain said that he prefers to be called an “American,” stating that the word “African” on the front of his racial identity limits him and inaccurately describes who he is. “I […]

President Obama Reportedly Overruled Pentagon, Justice Dept. Lawyers in Libyan Invasion


It is being reported that President Barack Obama overruled the advice of leading attorneys from the Justice Department and Pentagon when deciding to continue his military campaign in Libya.  Instead, the president is believed to have relied on the advice of senior administration attorneys, who felt that continued war in Libya did not represent “hostilities,” […]

Obama: “There Are Days When One Term Is Enough”

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President Barack Obama will have “specific new ideas” about U.S. policy for the Middle East in his highly anticipated speech about the region this week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday “I can say safely the president will make news Thursday when he gives his speech,” Carney told reporters. He declined to provide […]

President Obama Courts the Puerto Rican Community


President Barack Obama made a rare appearance in Puerto Rico to establish goodwill among the Puerto Rican community.  There are four million U.S. citizens on the island, but they can’t vote in the general election.  However, those who planned the trip are hoping that the president can get additional support on the mainland, particularly in […]

Dr. Boyce: Yes, Cory Booker Will Probably be a Senator


I’ve never met Cory Booker, the promising young politician who is currently serving as the mayor of Newark, New Jersey. But I’d have to say that I admire him. I don’t admire Booker because I agree with his politics or even consider him to be a man of impeccable integrity. Rather, I admire him because […]

Herman Caine: Black People Can’t Afford to be in the Tea Party


( Asked about his own position as the most prominent African American in the Republican party these days, Herman Cain is fond of saying he refuses to “stay on the Democratic plantation like he’s supposed to” or that he refused to drink the liberal Kool-Aid. Asked why more African Americans haven’t joined him at tea party rallies […]

Can President Obama Overcome the Bad Economy in the 2012 Elections?

TOLEDO, OH - JUNE 3: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to a group of auto workers June 3, 2011 in Toledo, Ohio. Obama toured Chrysler Group's Toledo Supplier Park and spoke with plant workers about the importance of the auto industry's recovery to the community. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. The economy is one of the most important factors used by voters to decide who they want as their president.  It wasJohn McCain’s lack of understanding of economic fundamentals that helped then-candidate Barack Obama get in to office during the 2007 financial meltdown.  The ironic thing for President Obama […]