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CHRIS WALLACE: No, Obama Isn't 'Stoking Racial Tensions' By Talking About Trayvon Martin

Fox contributor Juan Williams had earlier said that Obama's speech — which was his most extensive on the subject as president — was "risky." But Wallace brushed off that suggestion.<p>"I thought that president was trying to put this in context and I think, to a certain degree, he was trying to …

Trayvon Martin's family, others react to Obama's remarks on race

WASHINGTON -- Trayvon Martin's parents applauded President Obama's remarks on their son's death Friday, saying they were "deeply honored and moved."<p>"Obama sees himself in Trayvon and identifies with him," they said in a statement. "This is a beautiful tribute to our boy."<p>The president surprised the …

African-American News

President Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me'

In a deeply personal reflection on race, President Obama today said the African-American community is frustrated and pained by the acquittal of …

People Are Saying Obama's Off-The-Cuff Speech On Race Was One Of His Most Important Ever

This was the kind of speech that civil-rights leaders have always been calling on President Barack Obama to give.<p>At length on Friday, during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama spoke off-the-cuff about the death of Trayvon Martin and racial profiling in America.<p>"He should …

The time Obama was mistaken for a waiter

Just a year before he became a household name, the future president was asked to fetch a drink<p>"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," President Obama said in his often personal speech today on race and the trial of George Zimmerman, the man who killed the Florida teen. Obama continued by …

Here's The Full Text And Video Of Obama's Speech On Trayvon Martin

Here are the full remarks of his speech, as provided by the White House. They lasted 19 minutes.<p>Video of the speech follows the text:<p><i>1:33 P.M. EDT</i><p><b>THE PRESIDENT:</b> I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the …