Barak Obama

Obama pulls a Sista Souljah. Again.

Aug 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama

Sister Souljah is a best selling author of hip-hop generation, recording artist, activist, and film producer. She is the most meaningful and powerful person, who speaks to youth and students today.  She advises spiritual, cultural, political, practical analysis economical, and constructive solutions with the precision of a surgeon. Souljah’s thoughts, lessons, words,  and books are transforming the next generation. Once you have heard her […]

More problems for Obama–he’s winning white workers

Aug 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama

Barack Obama is committed to ensuring that workers can choose to gain a union voice on the job and bargain with their employers for better wages, benefits and working conditions— without employer harassment or intimidation. Obama Voted for Employee Free Choice Act. Obama co-sponsored and voted for the Employee Free Choice Act, which would restore […]

If you want to attack Obama

Aug 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama

The reeling housing industry is rallying against what it sees as the latest threat to its recovery: a proposal by President Barack Obama to reduce home-ownership tax benefits for wealthier families. Groups such as the National Association of Realtors, the Greater Capital Association of Realtors Inc. and the New York State Builders Association Inc. are […]

Obama and Affirmative Action

Jul 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama

Senator John McCain said today that he supports the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative, which would ban preferences based on race, ethnicity, and sex in the state’s public contracting, education (including university admissions), and employment programs. Essentially identical initiatives will be before voters this fall in Colorado and Nebraska, and have been enacted in California, Washington, […]

Loury and McWhorter on the Obama/King comparison

Jul 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama

Loury’s curious article won’t leave anyone indifferent: To my mind, commentary about Obama’s ‘race’ speech in the press has been superficial and overtly, unreflectively partisan. (It was a fine speech, to be sure; don’t get me wrong. This guy is not only a brilliant politician, he’s a genuine intellectual. He has integrity. And, he’s brave, […]

More on the Obama is a Celebrity Line of Attack

Jul 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama

After spending much of the summer searching for an effective line of attack against Senator Barack Obama, Senator John McCain is beginning a newly aggressive campaign to define Mr. Obama as arrogant, out of touch and unprepared for the presidency. Senator John McCain, speaking Wednesday at a town-hall-style meeting in Aurora, Colo., has begun a […]

Obamas’so Black

Jun 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama, Politics

As a white 20-something, we so, so got it. At least, myself and my 20-something friends did. We all we’re typing “FIST BUMP OMG” in our chat windows immediately. Followed by “dude, I want a relationship where we fist bump when I win the presidential nomination”. Also, Brian Jenning’s comment (“..was to be a small, […]

Today’s stupid analysis of Obama and blacks

Jun 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama

Obama’s formula for energizing blacks while appealing to whites relies in part on demonstrating independence from the more militant traditions of black politics and using rhetoric that spans race. He has opposed monetary reparations for descendants of slaves, for example. And he has said that he does not think his daughters should benefit from affirmative […]

Message to Obama reporters: Stop talking about black people

Jun 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama

Obama is an individual who is both black and white. I mean, why is this so difficult to get? Americans are infected with a type of dichotomous, either/or frame of reference. This makes it really hard to have discussions about anything … much less race, one of the more complex issues in this country. I […]

Obama’s Father’s Day speech

Jun 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama

He knew that this speech would be public and whatever good intention he had distorted! Didn’t he give a speech like this last year? I don’t congratulate Obama on this a bit. Listen, Obama is smart enough to know that as a presidential candidate everything he says will be used as fodder. I’m sure that […]