Posts Tagged as ‘Obama’

culture shockers: “With Osama Bin Laden dead, can we have our rights back?” – How the effects of 9/11 could lead to America 2049

On Sunday, May 1, President Obama announced the death of Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the notorious terrorist who spearheaded the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. While the predominant reaction from around the world has been one of relief and joy, bin Laden’s death reminds us of just how big an impact the 9/11 [...]

May 3, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Write a letter to Obama and face deportation?

We covered the story about Eric Balderas, a promising Harvard sophomore on scholarship, facing deportation to Mexico, a land he called his own for only the first 4 years of his life.  The harsh immigration system continues to crack down on innocent people, like Hervé Fonkou Takoulo (at right) who hold the promise of America’s future, and [...]

June 23, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Take the poll: See the results on our quiz on President Obama and his peace prize

On October 9th, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” ( (And yes of course, there is already a lengthy and informative wikipedia article about this, which you should check out.) Included in his efforts that led to his award, the committee [...]

October 15, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: South Africans know racism, so what does Dave Matthews think about Obama?

The Dave Matthews Band (DMB as fans like to call it) seem to embrace inclusivity.  The band’s namesake comes from South Africa, a major hot-bed of racial issues, and the band makes a statement on visuals alone as it is pretty multicultural.  And the music, this rock, jazz, soul fusion clearly shows the input of [...]

September 21, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Jimmy Carter knows what’s going on… and it’s not about healthcare it’s about racism – thoughts?

I am sure that by now most of you got wind of the row started up by Republican Congressman Joe Wilson when he heckled President Obama with a disorderly comment, yelling “You Lie” at him, during Obama’s speech on healthcare reform in the Senate on Tuesday. While Obama accepted his apology and sought to close [...]

September 17, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

culture shocker: No one wants Glenn Beck (except GE and friends)

FOX’s Glenn Beck isn’t exactly the smartest guy.  He really should have thought about what he said after Obama said the police officers that arrested Professor Louis Gates “acted stupidly.” He said that Obama is a “deep-seated racist.” Riiiiiiiiiight. Let’s see the growing list of companies that are pulling the plug on their ads running [...]

August 18, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Comic books tackle policy with humor

It used to be that political figures might make a cameo appearance or illustrate a  plot point.  Or others, like Nixon, might provide the telling characteristics of a looming antagonist.  But with the surge of enthusiasm surrounding our last presidential election, the focus shifted, and Obama, has become a central figure in this pop culture [...]

August 13, 2009 by heidi | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: In NY Times: Obama’s team announces plans to overhaul detention centers, go inside one and see what needs to be fixed

It’s all over the web that the NY Times came out with an article on the Obama administration’s plans to overhaul the current way immigrants are detained– in inhumane detention centers.   Some takeaways from the article:   There will be a review of the gov’t contracts with hundreds of local jails and prisons, along with [...]

August 6, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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