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Entries by David Kaufman from 01/2010

Black Man Rising: President Obama and the Anti-Defamation League's "African-American Issue"

| Posted 01.02.2010 | Politics

In honoring Obama, the Anti-Defamation League's "Top Issues Affecting Jews in 2009" report conspicuously leads with and solely focuses on race and nothing else.

Southern Discomfort: Gay Inc.'s Harold Ford Jr. Problem

| Posted 01.11.2010 | Politics

The arrival of Harold Ford, Jr. onto the New York State political scene has once again revealed the sharpened -- and race-based -- claws of the LGBT lobby.

He Talk Pretty One Day: Reid, Obama and "Negro-Speaking"

| Posted 01.12.2010 | Politics

Obama's speech patterns are an organic, integral and essential component of his background and those who question this -- both black are white -- are equally confused and misguided about his identity.

Urban Legend: Black Men, Gayness and the Hypocrisy of the DL

| Posted 01.13.2010 | Politics

There is little doubt that many gay Black men operate in a world far removed from their White brothers. But whether this condition demands its own sub-cultural classification is far from certain.

Wear and Tear: Why the Presidency is Hazardous to Obama's Health

| Posted 01.19.2010 | Politics

Sitting U.S. presidents age notoriously faster than regular folks, and just a year into his presidency, Barack Obama is clearly no exception. Even some of his biggest supporters have begun to notice.

Meet Vincent Morgan: Harold Ford's Pro-Choice, Pro-Gay Marriage, Pro-New York Congressional Candidate Cousin

| Posted 01.20.2010 | New York

Almost two months after his announcing his candidacy -- and eight months to go before September's Democratic primary -- Harlem's Vincent Morgan is about to kick his campaign into high gear.

Under Attack: Can Harold Ford Survive New York's 'Angry Gays?'

| Posted 01.22.2010 | Politics

With his polished pedicure and shiny SUV, Harold Ford Jr. may act all teflon tough. But let's hope his doorman is a little harder-core -- because these gays are coming to get him.

Enough: Scott Brown and the Betrayal of the LGBT Left

| Posted 01.25.2010 | Politics

The bitterness and vitriol filling LGBT attacks on the Democrats must come to an end, replaced by a respectful and actionable solutions-based agenda.

If Not Now, When?: Demand President Obama End Don't Ask, Don't Tell!

| Posted 01.27.2010 | Politics

I believe the President is as sensitive to LGBT concerns as he is to the concerns of every oppressed American. But major reforms don't happen instantly. Obama needs us to push him and then support him.