Cornel West: 'Disgusting To Have A Black President Unable To Keep Track Of What's Going On Among The Black Youth'Political activist Cornel West slammed President Barack Obama for his “disgusting” response to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., by a white police officer.
Dem Rep: Obama Doesn't Need To Come To Ferguson, Would Add 'Another Distortion'A Democratic lawmaker from Missouri doesn’t believe President Barack Obama needs to visit Ferguson as violent protests over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer enters its second week.
Analyst: Obama 'Needs To Use His Bully Pulpit To Step Up And Articulate' The Racial Tension In FergusonGeorgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson is calling on President Barack Obama to “step up” and articulate to Americans what’s really fueling the protests in Ferguson following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.
Former AG Gonzales: DOJ Mounts Aggressive, Unusual Response To Michael Brown CaseThe U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
Obama Avoiding Personalizing This Latest Bout Of Racial FrictionAs Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he's struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation's first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country.
Obama Again Wading Into Racially Charged Matter That Has Riveted NationFor President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation's first black president.
Obama: 'No Excuse For Police To Use Excessive Force Against Peaceful Protesters'President Barack Obama says that Ferguson, Mo., authorities have a responsibility to be open and transparent in the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager over the weekend.
White House: Obama Being Briefed On Violent Protests In FergusonThe White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on the situation in a St. Louis suburb where police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters.
Obama: 'The Death Of Michael Brown Is Heartbreaking'President Barack Obama says that while the shooting death of a Missouri teenager has prompted "strong passions," people should remember Michael Brown through "reflection and understanding."