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  • Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is White House’s First Openly Transgender Official

    Aug 19, 15 by Qwest7 3 Comments

    *History is being made within the White House with 28-year-old Raffi Freedman-Gurspan becoming the first openly transgender official to serve inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ABC News cites an announcement made by the Obama administration that Freedman-Gurspan began her new job Tuesday (Aug. 18). The former National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) policy advisor’s new gig […]

  • Pres. Obama’s Use of the N-Word Sparks Broader Racism Debate

    Jun 24, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Don’t expect an apology from President Barack Obama regarding him using the N-word during a recent podcast. In fact, the commander-in-chief is glad he said it. And the reaction has been widespread, according to Politico.com, which noted that an even bigger discussion on racism has started because of Obama’s choice of words. “Aides said that walking into […]

  • Jesse on Sharpton’s Influence: ‘He’s the Liaison to the White House’

    May 2, 15 by Qwest7 6 Comments

    *Despite being rivals at times, there is respect among the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Chatting with Politco magazine’s Glenn Thrush on the MSNBC talk show host and his influence among those in the oval office, Jackson referenced Sharpton’s evolution from street preacher to civil rights icon. “I’ve known Al since he was 12 […]

  • Pres. Obama Wants to Outlaw Gay Conversion Therapy

    Apr 9, 15 by EURPublisher01 5 Comments

    *President Obama took a forceful stand Wednesday against gay conversion therapy, after a White House petition followed the suicide of 17-year-old transgender teen Leelah Alcorn in December. The controversial therapy treats homosexuality as a mental issue that can be reversed by specialty therapy. Responding to a petition on the White House website calling for a […]

  • President Obama Spends MLK Jr. Day at the Boys & Girls Club

    Jan 20, 15 by Qwest7 1 Comment

    *While most people remembered the past, President Barack Obama was focused on the future as he, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. The first family spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day helping to paint murals and assembling […]

  • Nas Sees Ancestor’s Bill of Sale – A First for ‘Finding Your Roots’ (Watch)

    Oct 27, 14 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment

    *Rapper Nas makes history on Tuesday’s episode of “Finding Your Roots.” “We introduced Nas to five generations – we’ve never been able to do this before for any African American – five generations of his enslaved ancestors,” host Henry Louis Gates told the TCA in July. “And we showed him an extremely rare document, something […]