Actor Danny Glover did not mince words on what he thinks of US President Barack Obama in a recent interview. The highly regarded actor who received critical acclaim for his role in The Color Purple, said he didn't see any difference between the agendas of the previous White House occupant, George Bush, and the current president.

“I think the Obama administration has followed the same playbook, to a large extent, almost verbatim, as the Bush administration. I don’t see anything different,” the activist movie actor said of Obama’s policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. “On the domestic side, look here: What’s so clear is that this country from the outset is projecting the interests of wealth and property. Look at the bailout of Wall Street. Why not the bailout of Main Street?”

Glover is among a growing chorus of African-American opinion leaders who are publicly and privately expressing varying degrees of resignation, disappointment, and outright anger concerning a presidency on which so many hopes have ridden. Read More...

Of course, Obama dismissed the criticism, saying it would be wrong for him to narrowly focus on the troubles blacks face in the recession because he is the president of the entire United States and not just president of a small minority.

It's funny Obama said that because we here at Sandrarose.com pointed out that very same standoffishness between the Obama campaign and the black community right from the beginning.

Obama pretty much avoided campaigning in black communities during his historic run for president, and at the time blacks had no problems with that. So why have a problem with it now that Obama continues to turn a deaf ear to the needs of blacks?

Obama, in his extreme arrogance, knew that he already had the black vote locked in and therefore he did not have to work for it.

Nothing has changed. Obama did not campaign as a black presidential hopeful so why expect him to act like a black president who cares about the needs of his people?

How does that Kool aid taste now?

Mayor Shirley Franklin


Ludacris and his mom Roberta Shields; radio personality Frank Ski (V-103) with his wife Tanya

The 16th Annual Trumpet Awards took place on Sunday (JAN 13) at the Civic Center in Atlanta. It was a black tie affair with dignitaries from the fields of entertainment, politics and medicine gracing the red carpet. The night's biggest honoree Halle Berry was a no-show because her doctor wouldn't give her the green slip to travel.

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