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The Obama Legacy

By Nathan Turner Jr. For the Birmingham Times In January 2009, shortly after President Barack Obama took office, the U.S. economy was sinking in quicksand. Millions...

President Obama’s most effective speeches on race

By the Birmingham Times President Barack Obama’s legacy will include accomplishments both foreign and domestic but history cannot ignore the role race played on the...

Analysis: Trump’s win a shock to the system

By Kathleen Hennessey Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A shockwave. There's no other way to describe the massive change Americans voted for Tuesday. In electing Donald Trump to...

Alabama State University suspends President Gwendolyn Boyd

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd was suspended from her post during a Friday meeting with the school’s board of...

Obama, First Lady host final White House Musical event

By Darlene Superville Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said he’s sad that one of his and the first lady’s favorite traditions, musical night...

Obama: ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ will benefit US economy

By Darlene Superville Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Promoting his initiative for boys and young men of color, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that helping...

President Obama commemorates 15th anniversary of 9/11

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times In commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama started off with scripture. "Scripture tells us, 'Let not steadfast love...

Obama nominates Muslim American for federal bench

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has nominated a Washington, D.C., attorney for the federal bench. If confirmed, he would be the first Muslim...

President Obama on Colin Kaepernick’s protest: “He’s exercising his constitutional right”

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times President Barack Obama has given his point of view on San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick. "...e's exercising his constitutional right to...

Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support

By Kevin Freking  Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort...

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