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Analysis: Obama address renews audacity to hope PDF Print E-mail
Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   
Friday, 27 February 2009
pres-barack-obama_web.jpgWASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama gave America the audacity to hope again.

After describing the U.S. economy in nearly apocalyptic terms for weeks, pushing his $787 billion stimulus plan through Congress, the president used his address to Congress on Tuesday night to tap the deep well of American optimism - the never-say-die spirit that every president tries to capture in words. And great presidents embody.
 
CARIBBEAN CROSSROADS: Stop deporting law-abiding Haitians! PDF Print E-mail
Written by MARLEINE BASTIEN   
Friday, 27 February 2009
marlienebastien_fc.jpgThe news has gone around the world.

Thirty thousand Haitians are targeted for deportation by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement).  Just imagine, 30,000!
 
AL CALLOWAY SAYS: Here we go again: arguing about "race" PDF Print E-mail
Written by AL CALLOWAY   
Friday, 27 February 2009
alcalloway.jpgEvery time people of African descent allow themselves to get into a discussion – which amounts to an argument – about so-called “race,” especially with people of European descent, I see a people on an intellectual treadmill, trudging in place, down a long fantasy road to nowhere.

How, I wonder, can so many black leaders in academia, medicine, law, politics and religion diverge from the most ancient scientific fact (the truth) that there is but one “race” and that is the human race? But then, I have to cease my wondering and deal with either the possibility or probability that apparently most, if not all, black leaders would not agree that there is but one race.
 
THE POLITICS OF BLACKNESS: Is this the change we need? PDF Print E-mail
Written by BARBARA HOWARD   
Friday, 27 February 2009
barbarahowardweb.gifA month ago, the world watched what House Majority Whip Congressman James E. Clyburn called, “the greatest shift of power in the world” – the inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama.

While black preachers around the country are admonishing Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives to give Obama a chance and encouraging liberals to help make him the  greatest president on earth, he and the Democratic-controlled Congress are making good on his promise to change the way Washington works.
 
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