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The first black president’s legacy on race - Sort by:
The first black president’s legacy on race
As the first black president, Barack Obama has faced unique challenges when wading into race relations issues, which remain a divisive subject in the nation.
USA-POLITICS/OBAMA
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20 Feb. 2008
2008 CAMPAIGN: Barack Obama was elected on a premise... more
USA-POLITICS/OBAMA
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20 Feb. 2008
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2008 CAMPAIGN: Barack Obama was elected on a premise of hope, appealing to voter's optimism and desire for change. To the black community he signified representation at the highest office, driving African Americans to the polls in record numbers. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
OBAMA/
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16 Jan. 2012
EDUCATION: Obama invested heavily in education and... more
OBAMA-UNIVERSITY/
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7 May. 2016
MESSAGE TO GRADUATES: "Be confident in your blackness...... more
USA-OBAMA/CRIMINAL-JUSTICE
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16 Jul. 2015
PRISON VISIT: Obama, who wrote in his memoir about... more
USA-FLORIDA/SHOOTING
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20 Jul. 2013
SHOOTING DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN: "If I had a son,... more
USA-POLICE/
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14 Jul. 2016
POLICE AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY: The divide between... more
OBAMA/
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15 Feb. 2013
PLEA FOR GUN CONTROL: In January 2016, Obama shed tears... more
AFRICA-OBAMA/
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23 Jul. 2015
KENYAN ROOTS: In 2015 Obama visited Kenya, the birthplace... more
USA-ELECTION/OBAMA-TRUMP
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10 Nov. 2016
DONALD TRUMP: In a strong rebuke of Obama's policies,... more
USA-CIVILRIGHTS/SELMA
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7 Mar. 2015
SELMA MARCH: "Fifty years from Bloody Sunday, our march... more
USA-LABOR/
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12 Apr. 2012
ECONOMIC RECOVERY: Unemployment among African-Americans... more
USA-OBAMA/
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4 May. 2015
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER: Though recently renamed the "Task... more
USA-RESTAURANTS-PROTESTS
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15 Apr. 2015
MINIMUM WAGE BATTLE: In 2014, a Democratic-backed congressional... more
USA-HEALTHCARE/
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2 Oct. 2013
OBAMACARE ROLLED OUT: More than 20 million previously... more
USA/
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21 Oct. 2010
PROTECTING VOTING RIGHTS: The Obama administration... more
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