Tag: Obama

WATCH: The Role of the Black Public Intellectual (w/Mark Anthony Neal, James Braxton Peterson)

[ 0 ] May 5, 2015 |

via THE DUKE FORUM FOR SCHOLARS AND PUBLICS, with JAMES BRAXTON PETERSON and MARK ANTHONY NEAL on APRIL 22, 2015:  A conversation with James Braxton Peterson and Mark Anthony Neal. Sponsored by the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE), The Department of African & African American Studies and the Duke Forum for Scholars […]

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WATCH: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Mark Anthony Neal on Race in America Today

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Will Police Killings of Blacks be the Defining Crisis of the Obama Presidency? compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER at Duke University/LEFT OF BLACK on APRIL 27, 2015:  “Left of Black” host Mark Anthony Neal sits down in the studio with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva to talk about the digitization of […]

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Statement by the U.S. President on Armenian Remembrance Day

Statement by the U.S. President on Armenian Remembrance Day

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

by PRESIDENT OBAMA (WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT) on APRIL 23, 2015:  This year we mark the centennial of the Meds Yeghern, the first mass atrocity of the 20th Century.  Beginning in 1915, the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire were deported, massacred, and marched to their deaths.  Their culture and heritage in their ancient homeland were […]

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Happy Nowruz ! From the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the US and In Between

Happy Nowruz ! From the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the US and In Between

[ 0 ] March 21, 2015 |

Video above from AFP: Iranians were out shopping ahead of the Persian New Year Nowruz. The Iranian new year, which begins on March 20, coincides with the first day of spring compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary:  Wishing those who celebrate it a Happy Nowruz (Nowruz Mobarak) from the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the […]

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The Israeli Elections: So Much for the Peace Process…

The Israeli Elections: So Much for the Peace Process…

[ 0 ] March 18, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 18, 2015:  Here is a compilation of reactions and analyses of the results of yesterday’s elections in Israel: ———- Palestinians Want World Pressure On Israel After Netanyahu Win (Nidal Reutersal-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta/Reuters via Huffington Post, March 18, 2015) EXCERPT: GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 18 (Reuters) – Palestinian […]

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Facing Down Anti-Muslim Bigotry Through Faith in America (by David Schanzer)

Facing Down Anti-Muslim Bigotry Through Faith in America (by David Schanzer)

[ 3 ] March 16, 2015 |

Duke professor David Schanzer has shared with ISLAMiCommentary, below, his prepared remarks to the Islamic Association of Raleigh (NC) this weekend during their annual open house “Welcome to my Mosque. ” The open house was presented as “an opportunity for  friends and neighbors from other faiths to know about Islam.” Schanzer was invited to speak on Islamophobia. About 200 people were […]

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Let’s Take a Breath on Iran (by Matt Duss)

Let’s Take a Breath on Iran (by Matt Duss)

[ 0 ] March 11, 2015 |

by MATT DUSS for FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE on MARCH 11, 2015:  Rancor over a possible Iran nuclear deal reached a new level this week with a letter from Senate Republicans, initiated by freshman Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, telling Iran that a future U.S. government would not necessarily abide by such a deal. While it’s […]

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Americans’ Views Increasingly Hawkish on Terrorism, ISIS (by William Galston for Brookings)

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |

by WILLIAM GALSTON for BROOKINGS (FIXGOV blog) on MARCH 4, 2015:  Last week, I posted a piece laying out the emerging evidence that the American people are shifting toward a more hawkish view of how we should respond to foreign threats, especially terrorism.  A Quinnipiac University poll released today underscores that shift. As economic worries gradually […]

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Mixed Reaction to PM Netanyahu’s Address to Joint Meeting of Congress (WATCH)

Mixed Reaction to PM Netanyahu’s Address to Joint Meeting of Congress (WATCH)

[ 0 ] March 4, 2015 |

via C-SPAN on MARCH 3, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress, in which he outlined his opposition to a possible deal with Iran over its nuclear program. The prime minister’s speech was controversial because Republican congressional leaders invited him without the involvement of the Obama administration. At least 50 Democratic […]

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