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Obama Has Been Quietly Looking Out For Brothers And Sisters

JJ_Evans
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...To date, President Obama has granted 562 commutations: more commutations than the previous nine presidents combined and more commutations than any individual president in nearly a century. Of those, 197 individuals were serving life sentences. And, today’s 214 grants of commutation also represent the most grants in a single day since at least 1900.



Is he perfect?.....NO, but he's done way more for minorities than anyone before him and he's nothing like the person that some on this site attempt to portray him as............


http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/president-obamas-positive-track-record-for-helping-african-americans/
Restoring Economic Security: According to the White House, American businesses have added over 14 million jobs. This job growth has helped cut the African American unemployment rate in half – from 16.8% in March 2010 to 8.3% in December 2015, its lowest level since September 2007. The African American unemployment rate has fallen by more than the overall unemployment rate in the past few years, and is further below its pre-recession level than any other racial or ethnic group.

Helping the Long-Term Unemployed Get Back to Work:...The Department of Labor awarded nearly $170 million in “Ready to Work Partnership” grants to support the best models for partnerships between employers, non-profits and the job training system, to help train and connect the long-term unemployed to work.

Providing Comprehensive Healthcare:...Because of Obamacare, the rates of uninsured Americans have fallen to 11.9% after being at 16% when President Bush left office. Over 3 million poor Americans, including hundreds of thousands of African Americans in the south would be covered if not for Republican governors blocking the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

Making College More Accessible and Affordable: President Obama signed legislation increasing the maximum Pell Grant by more than $1,000 and total Pell Grant funding by 70%, helping millions of low- and moderate-income students afford college every year. He’s also taken steps to reduce student loan burdens, including ending student loan subsidies for private banks and shifting the savings back to students, reducing student loan interest rates to historic lows, and capping student loan payments at 10% of income for all students. He established and made permanent the American Opportunity Tax Credit...

Promoting Entrepreneurship as a Path to Success:...The SBA has increased outreach to the African American community with the launch of the Business Smart Toolkit, a business basics and lender-readiness resource in partnership with the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders. Additionally, SBA partnered with national organizations such as U.S. Black Chambers Inc. and 100 Black Men of America, to reach more entrepreneurs. SBA launched the My Brother’s Keeper Millennial Entrepreneurs Initiative, partnering with HBCUs and community colleges to promote entrepreneurship across college campuses, and MBK Millennial Entrepreneur Champion Mike Muse to encourage entrepreneurship among young people of color and other youth.

Championing Criminal Justice Reform and Fair Policing: President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act in 2010. This narrowed the penalty between 🤬 and powder 🤬 from 1:10 to 1:18...

Helping Americans Keep Their Homes: African American families were particularly hard-hit by the housing crisis and were the victims of predatory lending. The president took action to help homeowners, including expanding access to refinancing – allowing responsible borrowers to save an average of $3,000 per year. The Administration also took measures to allow homeowners behind on their payments to modify their mortgages to avoid foreclosure...

Making Owning a Home More Affordable:...Recently, the president announced a major new step to make buying a home more affordable and accessible for creditworthy families. The FHA reduced its annual mortgage insurance premiums by half a percentage point. For the typical homebuyer, this reduction translates into a $900 reduction in their annual mortgage payment. Existing homeowners who refinance into an FHA mortgage will see similar reductions to their mortgage payments as well. Following the reduction in 2015 the number of African American borrowers (new purchase or refinance) with an FHA loan increased by nearly 50%.

Protecting Families from Financial Abuses, Hidden Fees, and Deceptive Practices:...The CFPB, which works to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans, is also charged with enforcing fair lending laws to protect against discriminatory lending practices.

Permanent Tax Cuts that Promote Work and Reduce Poverty:...These tax credit expansions provide about 2 million African American families a year with an average tax cut of about $1,000 each. Because of these improvements, a single parent working full-time, year-round at the federal minimum wage gets an additional CTC of more than $1,700; if the expansion were not in place, that parent would not receive any CTC.

Expanding Access to Paid Leave:...As a result, too many working Americans cannot afford to stay home if they are ill or to take care of a sick child if it means the loss of pay. The new executive order will give approximately 300,000 Americans working on federal contracts the new ability to earn seven days of paid sick leave. The president also called on Congress to pass legislation expanding paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave to millions more workers.

Increasing Wages for Working Families:...But the president cannot raise wages alone, which is why he continues to call for Congress to pass the Raise the Wage Act to increase the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020. According to researchers at the Economic Policy Institute, this Act would lead to a raise for 45% of all single, working African American mothers. Overall, passing the Raise the Wage Act would directly or indirectly increase wages for an estimated 35 million workers, helping to ensure fair pay and boost the economy. However, since the president called for an increase in the minimum wage in his 2013 State of the Union address, 17 states and the District of Columbia have answered his call. That means that today, a total 29 states and the District of Columbia have a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum wage.

Narrowing the Digital Divide:...ConnectHome will initially reach up to 200,000 children in low-income households living in public housing with the support they need to access the Internet at home. Through public and private partnership, ConnectHome communities will offer technical training, digital literacy programs, and devices to help narrow the digital divide.

Creating Affordable Retirement Savings:...According to the Urban Institute, the risk of an insecure retirement is especially high for minorities: white households have six times the wealth, including retirement savings, of African Americans or Hispanics. To make it easier for families to save for retirement, the Treasury recently announced the national launch of myRA, a new starter retirement account designed for individuals who don’t have access to an employer-sponsored retirement program. According to a Federal Reserve report, 42% of workers don’t have access to a retirement plan through their jobs. myRA is designed to help bridge this gap, and help workers get on the path to long-term savings.
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  • white sympathizer
    white sympathizer Members Posts: 1,570 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Yeah what would do without forced healthcare and blue lives matter bill and trannies in bathrooms with little kids, 🤬 that half breed
  • ghostdog56
    ghostdog56 Members Posts: 2,947 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And he's been loudly looking out for Mexicans and 🤬 them two groups get change you can actually see
  • ghostdog56
    ghostdog56 Members Posts: 2,947 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blackrain wrote: »
    It ain't exactly quiet when you can find all these news stories about it

    I didn't have to find stories about 🤬 and Mexicans that 🤬 was front page headline news Google was not needed
  • blackrain
    blackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator
    ghostdog56 wrote: »
    blackrain wrote: »
    It ain't exactly quiet when you can find all these news stories about it

    I didn't have to find stories about 🤬 and Mexicans that 🤬 was front page headline news Google was not needed

    I didn't have to google it either. I got a news alert about it earlier, and it was literally the first thing I saw when I logged onto FB a little while ago.
  • LUClEN
    LUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Members Posts: 20,559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You guys really need to get rid of this 2 term limit. Get Obeezy a third term
  • JJ_Evans
    JJ_Evans Members Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blackrain wrote: »
    JJ_Evans wrote: »
    Why be quiet about it, he don't mind being loud for them 🤬 and trannys.
    Yeah what would do without forced healthcare and blue lives matter bill and trannies in bathrooms with little kids, 🤬 that half breed
    ghostdog56 wrote: »
    And he's been loudly looking out for Mexicans and 🤬 them two groups get change you can actually see

    The media controls what is reported on "quietly' or "loudly", not Obama.

    I feel that he's accomplished a lot for minorities, considering the Republicans have been blocking 99% of his initiatives since they took the House in 2010.

    What you talking about? Obama controls everything. If he wanted this to be front page news he could've forced the media to report it non stop

    LOL........

    If people have truly paid attention, they would see that the media (minus MSNBC) were never ridin with Obama. They jammed him about the Rev. Wright thing for months, then 🤬 on him about the Gov. Blago issue before he even took office, and have consistently reported blatant Republican lies as facts.
  • Rozetta5tone
    Rozetta5tone Don't quote me bro Right hereMembers Posts: 4,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A powerful black man can't overtly help another black man without being labeled anti white, terrorist, extremist etc.

    🤬 em quietly. Asians, Arabs and Indians have been doing it for years.

    Obama has basically set it so no person of color has an excuse why they can't succeed and he's done it without getting assassinated or pigeonholed into some black activist or racist by whites.

    Instead of giving handouts like his democratic predecessors, he provided actual opportunities.

    You can knock the man but you can't knock his contributions.
  • JJ_Evans
    JJ_Evans Members Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    What does letting criminals out of prison do for law abiding blacks who are harassed, discriminated against or killed by police? Besides this is not specific to blacks and neither are the other ideas. [email protected] acting like this 🤬 has a "coloreds only" clause in them.

    What is he supposed to do with the police?.......Their union is too strong and the blacks on the force condone the 🤬 up behavior by the whites.

    Yep, you're right.........Obama should have pushed initiatives aimed at ONLY blacks.....*sarcasm*. That would have gone over well. Common sense should tell you that he convinced Congress (99% white folks) to push through his "pro-black" initiatives by masking them as he did. That's the only way it could happen.

    Blacks can get married at will, so a 🤬 marriage type initiative wasn't needed. Blacks are already in America legally, so a Immigration reform type initiative wasn't needed.
  • blackrain
    blackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator
    What does letting criminals out of prison do for law abiding blacks who are harassed, discriminated against or killed by police? Besides this is not specific to blacks and neither are the other ideas. [email protected] acting like this 🤬 has a "coloreds only" clause in them.

    You really think he can make something specific to black folks and it'll go through? Hell white folks will vote against their own self interest just off the perception that something will help black people. Affirmative Action has helped more white women than anyone else yet white people hate that 🤬 simply because they "think" it helps black people.
  • S2J
    S2J Members Posts: 28,476 ✭✭✭✭✭
    🤬 clicked no-sign like those stats were a matter of opinion :joy: :joy:

    Yo what kinda child-like 🤬 do yall be on?!? Lls
  • HarlemThumzUp
    HarlemThumzUp Members Posts: 4,942 ✭✭✭✭✭
    🤬 should know why he quiet bout the 🤬 , cuz if he wasn't them mufuccas in congress would put the hex on any type of plug he give, so ya'll don't remember the Judge he wanted to appoint? Str8 hate
  • a.mann
    a.mann Members Posts: 19,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What does letting criminals out of prison do for law abiding blacks who are harassed, discriminated against or killed by police? Besides this is not specific to blacks and neither are the other ideas. [email protected] acting like this 🤬 has a "coloreds only" clause in them.


    Meanwhile.....


    Study: Black Defendants Are At Least 30% More Likely To Be Imprisoned Than White Defendants For The Same Crime

    Economists and law professors at Harvard, the University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania have published a new study that confirms what reformers have been saying for decades: the criminal justice system is racially biased. The study is a huge step toward unveiling and ending the racial disparities that still persist in the United States.
    Those of us seeking to end mass incarceration know it is the New Jim Crow. With more black men under the control of corrections departments than were enslaved on the eve of the Civil War, mass incarceration is the biggest civil rights issue of our time. We’ve presented data pleading for reform to remove the chokehold of poverty-to-prison from our communities: people of color make up 30 percent of the United States’ population, but account for 60 percent of those in prison; black defendants receive longer prison sentence than white defendants; black Americans are far more likely to be arrested than white people. The statistics go on.

  • ghostdog56
    ghostdog56 Members Posts: 2,947 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ever since black people have been in this country the government has had no problem creating bills that specifically hurt black people so if they're not bills made to specifically help black people then it is all for not
  • ghostdog56
    ghostdog56 Members Posts: 2,947 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is Hillary going to get tough on this heroin epidemic now that it's white people being affected? I doubt it, where I live they put them crackers in rehab instead of jail, hell they even give them needles to use the drug I couldn't imagine them doing this with black folk they would have told us to take responsibility for actions while jacking up the jail time
  • Qiv_Owan
    Qiv_Owan Members Posts: 4,125 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ghostdog56 wrote: »
    Is Hillary going to get tough on this heroin epidemic now that it's white people being affected? I doubt it, where I live they put them crackers in rehab instead of jail, hell they even give them needles to use the drug I couldn't imagine them doing this with black folk they would have told us to take responsibility for actions while jacking up the jail time

    Shes gonna send 🤬 to jail

    Tougher drug laws

    Like Bill did
  • Swiffness!
    Swiffness! PART OF THE CONSPIRACY Members Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Clinton infamously was on some no 🤬 given 🤬 with pardons on his last day. Pardoned convicted terrorists and people who didn't snitch on him lol.

    Accepting a pardon is an admission of guilt according to Burdick v. United States, so Assata Shakur wouldn't want it anyway.

    Leonard Peltier was a Native American activist who was railroaded in a unfair trial for shooting Federalis, his name's been floated.

    Snowden is a real possibility imho i think he's played his cards well enough to make it easy for Obama
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