by Michael Dawson onDecember 15, 2008
McCain and his surrogates have shown that nothing is beyond the pale in their desperate effort to derail Obama.
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by Kai Wright onDecember 1, 2008
Black folks have made remarkable strides since the civil rights movement's apex. But we've made little to no progress on the most important measure: staying alive. Nowhere is that ugly fact more evident than in AIDS. Can Obama help black America survive this plague?
by Mara Gay onNovember 26, 2008
My mother almost ruined a 30-year friendship over politics. At first, her sudden burst of political passion didnt make sense. But that's when I remembered her chasing me around the living room with a green plastic hair brush.
November 26, 2008
In this season of thanksgiving, I'm grateful for women. Not just my female friends, relatives and colleagues but women whose oft-uncelebrated sacrifices keep the world running. Women like the ones President-elect Barack Obama has lost, and the one with whom he remains.
by Lenny McAllister onNovember 26, 2008
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Here in Charlotte, I give thanks each November for being able to open up my sunroof, wear a Windbreaker instead of a parka. This season, I have another thing to be thankful for: an incredible political season, one where new voters found connection with their American right to vote.
by Dayo Olopade onNovember 24, 2008
As the Obamas enter the holiday season as first family-in-waiting, Americans are eager for insight into their celebrations. After all, how they spend Turkey Day may give us a sense of the style, rituals and traditions they will bring to the White House.
by Bijan C. Bayne onNovember 12, 2008
Now, some commentators, most notably Tina Brown of The Daily Beast, seem to believe we've elected a magical Negro Spirit Guide as president. "This has been an election full of magic. White Magic that only the black man from everywhere and nowhere could perform," Brown declared after Obama's win. President-elect Barack Obama's biracial birth, fatherless childhood outside the contiguous United States and meteoric rise is indeed the stuff of mythology.
But there is something dizzying about the heights of Obama's other-worldly pedestal. And—if he continues to follow another narrative arc laid out in popular culture—the depths to which he will inevitably fall. Will this character rescue the world in the end? Or will he become consumed by an unseen, dark inner soul?
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