Michelle O: Black Women Won't Let Obama Lose

In today's link roundup: An interview with the first lady. Plus: Voting-rights victory in Ohio.

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Michelle O: Black women love the president: In this interview with News One, the first lady addressed the policy issues affecting the African-American community and all Americans that are at stake in this election, as well as her lighthearted take on the "prayers going up," thanks to the demographic that always seems to have her husband's back.

Voting-rights victory in Ohio: The Sixth Circuit federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that the state of Ohio can't discount votes just because they were filed in the wrong precinct, rejecting an appeal by the Ohio secretary of state. 

Teen filmmaker takes on dating violence: In an interview with Ebony, the 16-year-old shares the inspiration for the scripts that have inspired adults and teens alike.

Affirmative action: Is it racist to focus on race?: "[I]t's Roberts' faith in the need for 'colorblindness' -- the idea that we've come so far that acknowledging race is itself racism -- that threatens the gains we've already made," Adam Serwer writes at the Nation.

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