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Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...boost power access and food security for millions on the continent. They stress the importance of America's first black president, one with a sprawling family still living in Kenya, capitalizing on his ability to speak not as a lecturing Westerner...
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Two women born in 1800s still alive

...of civil rights, the rise and fall of the fascists and Benito Mussolini, the first polio vaccines and the first black president of the United States.Jones, who lives in Brooklyn, currently tops a list of supercentenarians, or people who...
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Obama criticizes police, but also rioters

...hands of police, prompting protests and calls for criminal justice reform. Some have criticized America's first black president for not speaking out forcefully enough as he tries to avoid criticism of law enforcement, and he responded by calling...
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Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood hometown, ending a 10-day mourning period for South Africa's first black president. Michelle Bachelet easily won Chile's presidential runoff. Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, 96...
In election, some blacks embrace discrimination

...recall one of the major storylines of that day was the fact that, in helping make Barack Obama the nation's first black president, African-Americans struck a blow against a history that has taught us all too well how it feels to be demeaned...
Sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

...Nelson!"Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was wearing the colors of the Springboks and 65...South Africa. He later became the country's first black president."He inspired others to reach for what appeared...
Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

...bearing, graying hair and raspy voice made him instantly recognizable across the globe. As South Africa's first black president, the ex-boxer, lawyer and prisoner No. 46664 paved the way to racial reconciliation with well-chosen gestures...
Tea party attitude toward Obama influenced by race, researchers say

...racial resentment among tea party members is expressed through their hostility toward Obama, the nation's first black president."It goes beyond just the economic issues," Abramowitz said. "It's a reaction against the trends the tea party...
Outside editorial: Reid's belittling remarks

...Game Change," that the country was ready for a black president who was "light-skinned" and spoke with "no Negro...white guilt. He certainly is the nation's first black president - a milestone that should justly make this nation...
Palin on the national scene to stay, UAS prof says

...racism following the election of the nation's first black president. "Would Sarah Palin be where she is today if we didn't have a black president?" Thomas asked. Thomas, a political science professor...


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