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Justspeak: Presidential slam dunk—Obama wins electoral landslide re-election

Posted by on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : Policy Analysis 
For the second time in this 21st century Barack Hussein Obama, the first Black President of the United States of America, has made history. He won his re-election by an electoral landslide. He beat the odds that predicted he would win the electoral vote but not the popular vote, and thereby further polarizing America.
Well, they were wrong. This incumbent president has won reelection with 50% of the people claiming President Barrack Hussein Obama as the person to lead them over the next four y...
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President Obama: He got game!

Posted by Irma McClaurin on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : Policy Analysis 
Well if Stella could get her groove back, why not the President? We saw him in his "A" game mode during the second presidential debate. It was like Ali coming back at Frazier the third and final time around—"the thrilla in Manilla." What we saw was intellect unleashed—the thrilla in Hempstead, N.Y. Not quite as exotic, but it served its purpose. President Barack Hussain Obama, the incumbent, was on point—like Michael Jordan doing a slam dunk.

And what about Romney? He's still trying to s...
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Obama rewind needed

Posted by on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : Policy Analysis 

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney

I’m not sure who is coaching President Obama, but I hope they just got fired. As someone who has worked in media, given hundreds of speeches, taught university courses, and given many poetry readings, one thing I’ve learned is that people like a performance! And that’s what was missing from President Obama’s presentation in the first debate.

I think the Obama media people are young and old white men who have experience doing political campaig...
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WANTED: A caring and compassionate presidential candidate for the 47%

Posted by on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : Policy Analysis 
I confess. I am now, and probably always will be, a member of the 47% about whom Presidential Candidate Romney has voiced his disrespect and disdain. I am African-American. I was a single mom after my divorce. I was a college student who received a government subsidized student loan.

When I was a child, my divorced mom received benefits from Aid to Dependent Children (ADC). I am a working woman. And yes, I voted for President Barack Obama four years ago, and damn proud of it. I am in the ranks...
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Artspeak: The Nuding of Michelle Obama—Art or Insult?

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : Black Beauty & Health 

 Karine Percheron-Daniels’ seemingly photo-shopped painting of First Lady Michelle Obama is embroiled in controversy ( ).  With the exception of the face and the insertion of the American flag, Percheron-Daniels’ portrait is an exact replica of Portrait d’une négresse painted by Marie-Guilhelmine Benoist and exhibited in Paris in 1800 at the Salon. Read More
Original Posting: 12 Sept 2012
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President Obama Didn't Get It Right on Birth Control Compromise

Posted by on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Policy Analysis 

President Barack Obama - Photo: White House

This time I think President Obama got it wrong.  I understand why he made the compromise
 he did—to avoid a religious-inflamed political battle.  But I wished he hadn’t taken the
 road of compromise. In doing so, he’s done a disservice to women’s right to choose
 what happens to our bodies.

Right now, it feels like 1972 before the advent of Roe v. Wade.  This ruling by the Supreme
Court overturned a Texas interpretation of abortion law an...

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Black History every da..n day of the year--why not?

Posted by on Thursday, November 24, 2011, In : Public Engagement 

Drs. Marilyn Thomas-Houston, Irma McClaurin, Sybil Rosado, Faye V. Harrison

The recent 96th Annual Meeting of ASALH (the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) held October 6-10, 2011 in Richmond, VA provided a rich opportunity to reflect on the status and history of Black people in America, and in the world.  It also spoke to my idea of “legacymaking”—something in which I have a strong interest, as its ongoing presence reflects the vision and intellectual...

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