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Blacks Turning on Clintons?
By James Joyner

Barack Obama’s image in the media as a “fairy tale” — generated outrage on black radio, black blogs and cable television. And now they’ve drawn the attention of prominent African-American politicians. More HERE

I'm a black woman. This is my dream
Guardian Unlimited - UK

Meanwhile, Obama walks a fine line of both being 'not black enough' and pandering to 'special interests'. The accusation that he is 'inexperienced' is a cipher for deeper cultural anxieties about race.

Senator Obama is a presidential candidate of profound decency and great eloquence. He was president of the Harvard Law Review, a position that requires not just the highest grades, but also the unanimous acclaim of a band of viciously competitive students and a famously divided faculty.

American identity is best defined as the experience of the willing diaspora, the break by choice that is the heart of the immigrant myth. It is that narrative from which most African-Americans have been exiled. Hence it is precisely his place in that narrative that makes Obama so attractive, so intriguing and yet so strange. Obama's late father migrated from Kenya to the US; his mother was from Kansas. He's managed to fuse the immigrant myth of rapid upward mobility, until then almost exclusively white and European, on to the figure of a black man. Yet there are many for whom his appeal rests not on what he is - smart, full of fresh vision - but on what they imagine he isn't. He's not a whiner. He doesn't hate white people. He doesn't wear his hair like Al Sharpton.

The presidential race card
By Vanishing American

Bill Clinton says, Barack Obama’s image in the media as a “fairy tale” — generated outrage on black radio, black blogs and cable television. More HERE

Hillary and Bill Clinton Invoke "Race Card" Into 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign

There is a great report in the New York Sun addressing what I will term "Team Clintons" efforts to invoke the "race card" into the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign process. While at the same time insulting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. My comments are highlighted in red in response to this great article by Seth Gitell. More HERE

Forgotten Revolutionaries
Washington Post
Those mid-century men in ties, religious leaders with strong connections to the established black community, fostered increasingly militant

Clinton camp hits Obama | Attacks ‘painful’ for black voters
The State - Columbia,S. C.
“If they are going to call themselves black leaders, and people are running by them to vote for Obama."

Before Barack Obama, there was Edward Brooke
Austin American-Statesman - Austin,TX
Nationally, African American political leaders balked at backing Obama over the Clintons, who are viewed as friendly to black causes.

Is My Left Wing Blog Owner Full of Hate?

AAPP says: Here is an interesting post from Maryscott at my left wing. I guess Maryscott is looking for that "great white hope." Below you will find a portion of the back and forth between me and Maryscott. More HERE

How to Twist Words from Negative to Positive and Advocate the Same ...
By dhblog11
But since Andy Young and people like him in the so-called Black community leaders walk about like elitist pricks that look down on other ambitious African-Americans who are not in their bougie circle, they can easily without conscious ...

The Black Commentator
“Old-style” Black leaders – including those elected by the people – are ... his African American supporters, who are now routinely referred to as Black More HERE

Iowa Caucus Results Put Pressure on Black Leaders for Endorsements
Black leaders, like black voters, have been split in their support for the ... “Hillary has great affection among African-Americans,” the elder Mr. Jackson ... More HERE

Ari Kelman: Hillary's top-down view of the civil rights movement
Bill Clinton may have been our first Black president. But if Hillary is perceived by African-American voters as being on the wrong side of a memory fight over the Civil Rights movement, she’s in trouble. She could, if she isn’t more More HERE

Clinton, Obama asking black church leaders for support
WIS - Columbia, S.C.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Clinton and Obama campaigns have been seeking much of their support from African-American church leaders.

Obama Gains Ground with Black Christian Leaders
By Ted-Zee-Man
The African American Leadership Committee is composed of denominational heads, civil rights leaders, as well as prominent female faith leaders who believe that Obama is living out his faith and values in his public life.

Slight of King Could Linger for Voters
New York Sun - New York,NY,USA
A Rasmussen Poll Monday reported that Mr. Obama had the support of 58% of black voters. Many African American politicians, however, such as Rep. ...

Those naive American voters
A German tabloid, Bild, offered praise for Mr Obama's “sexy” charms, under the headline: “This Black American Will Become the New Kennedy!

Obama unleashed
Paradise Post - Paradise,CA
Some black leaders have said that he is not "black enough" to represent them. That's a shame. These leaders are holding on to the idea that blacks cannot.

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