September 5, 2015

Sunday Afternoon Thread: ICYMI President Obama speaks at the CBC Awards Dinner

President Obama addresses Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner- DC

  Transcript: THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, CBC!  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Everybody, have a seat.  It is good to be with you here tonight.  If it wasn’t black tie I would have worn my tan suit.  (Laughter.)  I thought it looked … [Read more...]

LIVESTREAM: First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at the CBC Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner

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Paid In Full: President Obama Raises $70 Million!

Once again, President Obama shuts down the naysayers. From President Barack Obama's campaign raised more than $70 million combined for his re-election and the Democratic party during the summer, an amount that gives him a clear … [Read more...]

Thursday Obot Link Review | Afternoon Open Thread

If You Can Afford A Home Now Is The Best Time To Buy News: Freddie Mac (FMCC) announced on Thursday that according to its market survey, interest rates for 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgage loans hit their all-time lows. The rate declines came … [Read more...]

About Those Bedroom Slippers….

Since President Obama's speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Dinner on Saturday, some Black folks have complained about this particular line in his speech: Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Some … [Read more...]

VIDEO: President Obama to the CBC: “Take Off Your Bedroom Slippers and Put On Your Marching Shoes!”


*I moved this up just in case anyone missed it* PART I: PART II: … [Read more...]

The CBC, Glass Houses and Stones

In his article for Loop21, "Now Is Not the Time To Lose Love For CBC and the President", James Perry, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (and hubby of Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry) takes the recent bravado of … [Read more...]