Eric Lach, The New Yorker Photograph by Drew Angerer / Getty. Featured Image announcing her Presidential campaign, last month, Kamala Harris, the California senator, has held a rally in California, a CNN town-hall event in Iowa, and a non-CNN town-hall event in New Hampshire. On Thursday, she had lunch in Harlem. Harris, who hopes to become the first black female […]
Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times began as a lighthearted moment. Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and former prosecutor who announced her presidential candidacy last month, revealed on a popular radio show this week that she had smoked marijuana during her college years at Howard University in Washington. But after a viral tweet ignited backlash from marijuana activists […]
Karen Jordan, ABC7 Chicago , Ill. (WLS) — Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton is gone, but not forgotten. Morton lived a purpose-driven life, accomplishing many firsts. She made Evanston her home after graduating Northwestern University and became the first educator of color to teach in a public school there. Over the years, she went from principal, to alderman, to being […]
Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press, PBS News Hour Photo: Chris Graythe (Getty Images). Featured Image MOINES, Iowa — Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder said Tuesday he is in the final stages of deciding whether to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president and plans to decide in about a month. “I’m going to sit down with my family very soon and […]
The outgoing president has resolved old problems and avoided new ones.
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The candidacy of Barack Obama made race a central factor in the presidential campaign 2008. From the time of slavery, African-Americans have been one of the most disenfranchised groups in the US.
How did Barack Obama symbolise a change for the African-American communities of Washington DC?
For the same work, African-Americans may earn half as much as white Americans. They’re more likely to get convicted and receive harsher sentences for the same crimes.
Despite this grim reality, there is a new generation of African-American students on the rise. Obama’s speeches inspire them and the prospect of seeing the first African-American elected president of the US galvanises them.
We follow two African-American teenagers in Washington DC embracing Barack Obama’s example who refuse to let race be an obstacle to their aspirations. It is their voice and they feel it is their time. .CONTINUE READING @ Al Jazeera