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President Obama and Blacks

Tavis Smiley and Black America: A Tale of Two Jilted Lovers

Billy Honor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices
Billy Honor

Tavis Smiley used to be the darling of black America. Once upon a time his keen critical commentary, ubiquitous media presence and undeniable charm brought delight to the hearts and minds of many black Americans. But things changed when Obama announced his candidacy for president.

The Black Vote is Still President Obama's Trump Card, But Only if the Numbers Are There

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Black voters will again give President Obama a sky high percentage of their vote in 2012. That was never in doubt. What is in doubt is how many will make up that percentage.

President Obama's Black Jobs Dilemma

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Congressional Black Caucus will hector Obama to do more on jobs and poverty for blacks. But in 2012 they will be in full throttle on the circuit campaigning for the president. They have no choice.