Old School Jams Meet New School Politics

Partying with a purpose in Atlanta.

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At the end of the two-hour forum-turned-Obama-pep-rally, DJ Mike eventually turned up the music from his perch so the regulars could get their groove on. But not before reminding them once more of their civic duty. "Hope you had a good time at the forum," he said. "Get out there and vote on Super Tuesday."

Vern E. Smith is a contributor for The Root.