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This Is A Day I Will Never Forget

(9) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 4:44 PM

As I write this, I am supposed to be working, but am too emotional and too distracted. I stood proudly and patiently to vote today for two hours at a polling place in Lansing, Michigan, that has never seen a waiting line to vote. My husband Darnay, daughter Nicole, who...

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Actor Forest Whitaker Stumps for Obama in Michigan: "It's Time We Stand Up for Our Country"

(16) Comments | Posted October 9, 2008 | 1:07 PM

As the Presidential campaign heads into its last 26 days, the Obama camp continues to concentrate energy in hotbed Michigan. Today they dispatched Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker to the state, starting in Lansing. The soft-spoken actor spoke to a group of African American labor, religious, business...

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Women Rally For Obama In Battleground Michigan

(9) Comments | Posted September 22, 2008 | 9:43 AM

It's not every day that you walk into a house in Michigan and are welcomed by a clutch of the Democratic Party's leading women. Then again, everything seems different this election. And Michigan is up for grabs. This past weekend the campaign dispatched Democratic National Committee Vice-Chair Susan Turnbull, Representative...

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Blinkered By Blackness

(5) Comments | Posted July 28, 2008 | 10:40 AM

On Sunday, Barack Obama made his long-awaited appearance at Unity 08' the Black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American Journalists convention in Chicago. There is no question that he got the rock star treatment, with standing ovations at the begining and end of his conversation with CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux...

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Schoolyard Bullies And The Clinton Debt

(7) Comments | Posted July 22, 2008 | 11:10 AM

When I was a kid, a mean girl knocked the stuffing out of me and took my shoes. In the process of handing me a big old can of whoop-ass, she tore her new coat. Her mother brought her over to my house, demanding that my mother pay for the...

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