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17
Feb
16

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama announces his appointment of former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano and Tom Donilon to the the newly-created Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Having previously served as President Obama’s National Security Advisor, Donilon with chair the commission and Palmisano will be his deputy

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President Barack Obama talks to media in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at the bottom of a meeting with former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who are being appointed as the Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama talks to reporters with (L-R) Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, former White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

14
May
15

A Wrong Put Right

Henry Lincoln Johnson (1897 – July 5, 1929)

On June 2, 2015, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Private Henry Johnson for conspicuous gallantry during World War I.

Private Henry Johnson will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions while serving as a member of Company C, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division, American Expeditionary Forces. Then-Private Johnson distinguished himself during combat operations in the vicinity of the Tourbe and Aisne Rivers, northwest of Saint Menehoul, France, on May 15, 1918.

Private Johnson entered the Army on June 5, 1917. He was assigned to Company C, 15th New York (Colored) Infantry Regiment, an all-black National Guard unit that would later become the 369th Infantry Regiment. The Regiment was ordered into battle in 1918, and Private Johnson and his unit were brigaded with a French Army colonial unit in front-line combat.

While on night sentry duty on May 15, 1918, Private Johnson and a fellow Soldier received a surprise attack by a German raiding party consisting of at least 12 soldiers. While under intense enemy fire and despite receiving significant wounds, Johnson mounted a brave retaliation resulting in several enemy casualties.

When his fellow soldier was badly wounded, Private Johnson prevented him from being taken prisoner by German forces. Private Johnson exposed himself to grave danger by advancing from his position to engage an enemy soldier in hand-to-hand combat. Displaying great courage, Private Johnson held back the enemy force until they retreated.

Command Sergeant Major Louis Wilson, New York National Guard, will join the President at the White House to accept the Medal of Honor on Private Johnson’s behalf.

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More on Henry Johnson here

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NY Daily News: …. Although doctors had replaced his shin bone with a steel tube and removed most of the bones from one foot, Johnson’s discharge papers rated him as having a zero percent disability, disqualifying him for benefits.

Succumbing to poverty and drink, he died at the age of 32 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his only recognition the French Croix de Guerre.

At last, in 1996, the U.S. awarded Johnson a Purple Heart and followed up in 2002 with the nation’s second-highest commendation, the Distinguished Service Cross. At the time, the military denied Johnson the Medal of Honor, finding insufficient documentation of his heroism.

Subsequently, Sen. Chuck Schumer’s volunteer historians have amassed overwhelming proof that this quintessential Hellfighter from Harlem performed with incomprehensible valor in service of a nation that spurned him at every turn because of skin color.

Full article here

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22
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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A man calling a child a slut. Good riddance to that jerk

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So, Martese Johnson moved and because he momentarily forgot the correct zip code, he was denied entry. This bar owner is getting the side-eye

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Don’s on point comment

I have no idea how much Starbucks pays their employees, but can you imagine having a job where you have to engage customers in conversations about race? You work two jobs just to keep a roof over your head and some billionaire with nothing to do sends down a fucking edict from on high forcing you to talk about something that he or she doesn’t have to worry about, let alone talk about.

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Fantastic speech

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Sigh

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CNN: The BS network; Another reason the death penalty should be abolished

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20
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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BOOM. Bet you won’t hear this on networks and cable

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O.M.G.

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18
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Turns out Martese Johnson didn’t have the supposed fake ID. Welcome to America where cops are determined to kill every Black man they encounter

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Martese Johnson’s post just before the cops decided to show him they also considered his life worthless

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He went on a shooting spree. Killed people. Yet somehow, he was captured alive. USA! USA!

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But…but…Starbucks said it wanted to talk about race

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#Nukeghazi – The GOP has lost its mind

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14
Jan
15

Rise and Shine

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou at the BET Honors at the Warner Theater, January 14, 2012

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Today (all times CT)

1:45: The President arrives in Iowa

2:25: Attends a fiber optic splicing demonstration; Cedar Falls Utilities, Cedar Falls

2:40: Delivers remarks on high-speed broadband access; Cedar Falls Utilities

6:45 EST: Arrives White House

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The President’s Tuesday – by Nerdy

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Virginia. President Obama discussed efforts to improve the government’s ability to collaborate with industry to combat cyber threats

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With Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

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On This Day

President Obama delivers remarks to the House Democratic Caucus retreat at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center January 14, 2010 in Washington, D.C

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President Obama, along with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, and Richard Holbrooke’s widow, Kati Marton, watch from backstage as a slide show of pictures are displayed during a memorial service for Holbrooke at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou at the BET Honors at the Warner Theater, January 14, 2012

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President Obama talks with 2013 NBA Champion Miami Heat players Dwyane Wade, left, and LeBron James in the Blue Room prior to a ceremony honoring the team on winning their second straight Championship title, in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 14, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning!

17
Aug
14

“This Is About Finding Justice For A Kid That Was Shot”

Thank you @IJesseWilliams for speaking truth!

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Powerful words from Captain Ron Johnson

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02
Jul
14

50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act

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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Few achievements have defined our national identity as distinctly or as powerfully as the passage of the Civil Rights Act. It transformed our understanding of justice, equality, and democracy and advanced our long journey toward a more perfect Union. It helped bring an end to the Jim Crow era, banning discrimination in public places; prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; and providing a long-awaited enforcement mechanism for the integration of schools. A half-century later, we celebrate this landmark achievement and renew our commitment to building a freer, fairer, greater society.

Through the lens of history, the progress of the past five decades may seem inevitable. We may wish to remember our triumphs while erasing the pain and doubt that came before. Yet to do so would be a disservice to the giants who led us to the mountaintop, to unsung heroes who left footprints on our National Mall, to every American who bled and died on the battlefield of justice. In the face of bigotry, fear, and unyielding opposition from entrenched interests, their courage stirred our Nation’s conscience. And their struggle helped convince a Texas Democrat who had previously voted against civil rights legislation to become its new champion. With skillful charm and ceaseless grit, President Lyndon B. Johnson shepherded the Civil Rights Act through the Congress — and on July 2, 1964, he signed it into law.

While laws alone cannot right every wrong, they possess an unmatched power to anchor lasting change. The Civil Rights Act threw open the door for legislation that strengthened voting rights and established fair housing standards for all Americans. Fifty years later, we know our country works best when we accept our obligations to one another, embrace the belief that our destiny is shared, and draw strength from the bonds that hold together the most diverse Nation on Earth.

As we reflect on the Civil Rights Act and the burst of progress that followed, we also acknowledge that our journey is not complete. Today, let us resolve to restore the promise of opportunity, defend our fellow Americans’ sacred right to vote, seek equality in our schools and workplaces, and fight injustice wherever it exists. Let us remember that victory never comes easily, but with iron wills and common purpose, those who love their country can change it.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 2, 2014, as the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with programs, ceremonies, and activities that celebrate this accomplishment and advance civil rights in our time.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

BARACK OBAMA

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01
Jul
14

The President’s Day

President Obama and staff watch the U.S. soccer team vs Belgium in World Cup action in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, July 1 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a meeting with his cabinet members in the Cabinet Room of the White House. From left are, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

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Attorney General Eric Holder

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

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With the Key Bridge, linking Washington and Northern Virginia in the background, President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and transportation, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. The President said 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn’t quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs.

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18
Jun
14

The First Lady Speaks at Naturalization Ceremony

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs an immigrant next to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson during a Naturalization Ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, June 18




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