Posts Tagged as ‘Barack Obama’

culture shockers: New restrictions on voting rights reflect fictional scenario of America 2049

When looking at the civil rights movement in the history of the U.S. we can see that we’ve made great strides. ┬áBut if the recent whirlwind election reforms sweeping through the country are an indication, we seem to be dangerously moving backwards on voter rights. Over the last eight months, around 13 states have passed [...]

June 14, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: First Lady Michelle Obama answers a child’s question on immigration

First Lady Michelle Obama is confronted by a second grader about the likelihood of her mother’s deportation because of the United States’ unfair immigration laws.

May 20, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Invisible Children help pass bill for Africa through Congress; next stop, Obama

Invisible Children succeeds in getting Congress to pass the LRA Disarmament Act to put an end to human rights violations in Central Africa; now all that’s left is a signature from President Obama to implement the bill.

May 19, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: To celebrate Al Gore’s birthday, Obama gifts oil drilling

Coincidentally, President Obama announces new oil drilling initiatives offshore in the US on the birthday of one of the world’s most public environmentalists, Al Gore.

March 31, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Congress passes health care reform (finally- and what this means in plain English)

The day has finally come. After the formation of the Tea Party (formally tea baggers), a long road of chaotic town hall meetings, Congressmen getting spit on or racially insulted, and constant misinformation, health care is on its way to reform. Most of the news has focused on the extreme protests and tension between the [...]

March 22, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Congress finally reversing injustice in crack cocaine laws

On Wednesday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation that would finally cut down the sentencing for crack cocaine possession. Since 1986, Congress enacted harsher laws for crack cocaine possession in response to the crack epidemic during the 1980s. Even though the epidemic ended in 1990, crack cocaine users have 100 times higher sentencing than powdered cocaine. [...]

March 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Chris Hughes, “who made Obama President” launches Jumo to connect volunteers with causes

Facebook co-founder, Chris Hughes, launches a new networking site called Jumo, to help link up nonprofit organizations with volunteers.

March 18, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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