#StopTheMadness: Barack Obama Says The N-Word And The Media Goes Crazy

Written by Nigel D. / 06.23.15

Barack Obama used the “N-Word” while making a point during a podcast yesterday and the media went into a frenzy. To me it wasn’t a big deal but to some it was reprehensible. Someone appearing on Fox News called him the “Rapper-in-Chief.” The media was proving his point without even noticing. What Obama stated was, “Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ni**er in public.” Clearly he is saying too much emphasis is put on the N-Word rather than the real issues. Racism is a lot deeper than derogatory terms and affects people in more detrimental manners. Do you agree the media is sensationalizing Obama’s comment?

Check some reactions from the media below.
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Video: Barack Obama Read “Mean Tweets” & Spoke On Ferguson On The Jimmy Kimmel Show

Written by Nigel D. / 03.13.15

From time to time, we give celebrities a chance to read some of the mean things people tweet about them. We extended that same offer to our Commander in Chief, who happily agreed. This is an all President Obama edition of #MeanTweets.

Barack Obama read some mean tweets and addressed some serious issues on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Check the slidehsow for the clips.
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Video: Barack Obama Addresses The Micheal Brown Shooting & Protests

Written by Nigel D. / 08.19.14

Barack Obama speaks on Michael Brown’s death and the chaos in Ferguson at 4:34.

You can watch live video from Ferguson at Vice.

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Video: Barack Obama Responds To Racist Statements From The Clippers Owner

Written by Nigel D. / 04.27.14

Barack Obama addressed the racist statements made by the owner of the Clippers that recently leaked.

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Video: Barack Obama Speaks On Minorities & Starts The “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative

Written by Nigel D. / 02.28.14

President Obama is taking action to launch My Brother’s Keeper – a new initiative to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead. For decades, opportunity has lagged behind for boys and young men of color. But across the country, communities are adopting approaches to help put these boys and young men on the path to success. The President wants to build on that work. We can learn from communities that are partnering with local businesses and foundations to connect these boys and young men to mentoring, support networks, and skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way up into the middle class. And the Administration will do its part by helping to identify and promote programs that work.

That starts by using proven tools that expand opportunity at key moments in the lives of these young people. The President believes this includes ensuring access to basic health, nutrition, and to high-quality early education to get these kids reading and ready for school at the youngest age. But that’s not enough. We need to partner with communities and police to reduce violence and make our classrooms and streets safer. And we need to help these young men stay in school and find a good job– so they have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to their communities and build decent lives for themselves and their families.
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Video: Barack Obama Speaks On Marijuana Legalization With CNN

Written by Nigel D. / 01.31.14

President Barack Obama talks to CNN’s Jake Tapper about marijuana legalization in an exclusive interview.

What are your thoughts on the movement for the U.S. to legalize marijuana?

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Barack Obama Speaks With The New Yorker About Visiting A School In Chicago & Marijuana

Written by Nigel D. / 01.20.14

He talked about a visit that he made last year to Hyde Park Academy, a public high school on Chicago’s South Side, where he met with a group of about twenty boys in a program called Becoming a Man. “They’re in this program because they’re fundamentally good kids who could tip in the wrong direction if they didn’t get some guidance and some structure,” Obama recalled. “We went around the room and started telling each other stories. And one of the young men asked me about me growing up, and I explained, You know what? I’m just like you guys. I didn’t have a dad. There were times where I was angry and wasn’t sure why I was angry. I engaged in a bunch of anti-social behavior. I did drugs. I got drunk. Didn’t take school seriously. The only difference between me and you is that I was in a more forgiving environment, and if I made a mistake I wasn’t going to get shot. And, even if I didn’t apply myself in school, I was at a good enough school that just through osmosis I’d have the opportunity to go to college.

When I asked Obama about another area of shifting public opinion—the legalization of marijuana—he seemed even less eager to evolve with any dispatch and get in front of the issue. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”

Less dangerous, he said, “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer. It’s not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy.” What clearly does trouble him is the radically disproportionate arrests and incarcerations for marijuana among minorities. “Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do,” he said. “And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties.” But, he said, “we should not be locking up kids or individual users for long stretches of jail time when some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing.” Accordingly, he said of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington that “it’s important for it to go forward because it’s important for society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished.”

Full Interview: The New Yorker

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