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Obama criticizes police, but also rioters

...the 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...
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Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...Nelson 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...
Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

...regal 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

...said 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...
Sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

...Nelson! Nelson!"Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was wearing the colors of the Springboks and South Africa. He later became the country's first black president."He inspired others to reach for what appeared...
President Obama makes case to stay on the job

...acknowledged "my own failings" as he asked for a second term, four years after taking office as the nation's first black president.Citing progress toward recovery, he said, "After a decade that was defined by what we bought and borrowed...
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This Day in History

...President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at the White House. Bishop Wilton Gregory was elected the first black president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the world In 1775, during the American Revolution, U.S...
This Day in History

...Vietnam peace talks began in Paris. In 1994, Nelson Mandela took the oath of office to become South Africa's first black president. In 1997, President Clinton signed modest drug-fighting and trade agreements with Caribbean leaders in Barbados...
Election of Obama was only symbolic, yellow, red, orange, and green people all holding hands singing and crying to the sight of America's first black president. But the bottom line for many of a darker hue in this nation is that no matter what you do, how much you accomplish...
Obama's critics and racial denial

...economic catastrophe and a broken health care system. How do you separate the racial backlash against him as the first black president from the political backlash against his being the first to take on so many problems on Day One? Still, I am amused...


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