Freeman: Obama's not the first black president: "First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him … they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America … There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president — he's America's first mixed-race president." That was actor Morgan Freeman talking to NPR today. He might want to touch base with President Obama (and with most Americans) on that characterization.
Black bone-marrow donors needed: Bone-marrow transplants are often the only treatment for blood-related cancers. The treatment, however, is dependent on the patient's finding a donor who shares a similar genetic makeup. In most cases, that means the match is found in someone of the same race. But the black community has a particularly tough time attracting donors.
Romney tries to clear up mixed messaging on health care mandate: Watch the video about his take on whether the individual mandate is a "tax" at Mediaite.
Seven black travelers to follow on Twitter: Virtual globetrotting with these adventurers could be the next-best thing to a vacation.