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Obama's Domestic Policy: Good but not Good Enough

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dedrick Muhammad

Obama can learn how to strengthen his domestic policy by following Johnson's example, taking a lead on racial inequality and an Economic Opportunity Act of 2010 that invests in working-class America.

The Uninsured Has a Black Face -- White Ambivalence Is Obama's Struggle

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Yale professor, John Dovidio, does not feel the ongoing protests, name calling and Hitler labels by white protesters are hate, but a fight by whites struggling to defend and maintain their position and status.

Obama's Muslim Engagement

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Fauntroy

To be the first African-American president with a heritage that includes Islam gives him Obama legitimacy than any other president to make this speech.

Is Black the new Black?

June Sarpong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
June Sarpong

Whether you are in to politics or racing you could justifiably claim that Black is in this season. With British racing star Lewis Hamilton the younge...

Congratulations From a Conservative

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas MacKinnon

While it may anger some of my fellow conservatives, I want President-elect Obama to succeed. More than that, I need him to succeed. Rhetoric is easy but results are hard and often fleeting.

The End of the Republican Majority: Three Things You Need to Watch

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The historic 2008 presidential election is over and the main casualty is the Republican Party.

Fifty Years later, the Oldest Survivor of Death Row USA Casts Ballot for Obama

Joan Cheever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joan Cheever

Moreese Bickham spent 13, 695 days behind bars; 37 years and six months in the Louisiana State Penitentiary. He stayed 14 years and 10 months on Loui...

How We Will Feel if Obama Wins

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

On Nov. 5, if Obama is the president-elect, I think most people -- regardless of their party or ideology -- will take pride in the fact that America is a purple nation, not a red vs. blue one.

Local Workshop Asks: "Are We Ready For An African American President?"

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann West

In Connecticut, you're not supposed to talk about money, religion or politics. Could we really talk about the question put to us? Who would show up? Would it get heated or would it be pure fluff?