news/politics Category Archives

“Yes We Did” – Who Helped President Elect Barack Obama Make History?

Published on 5 Nov 2008 at 11:08 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under collective action,news/politics.

“Yes we can” was the resounding phrase ringing out to an audience of more than 250,000 people at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois last night. Barack Obama had just won the most prestigious and powerful position in the United States of America. The Chicago crowd – and millions of others watching from their homes, local […]

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HISTORY MADE: President Obama

Published on 5 Nov 2008 at 10:28 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

Regardless of your political persuasion, Barack Obama has made history as the first African-American President of the United States and the leader of the free world. There will be a great deal of time to psycho-analyze the meaning, implications, etc but for now I encourage you all to CELEBRATE! Embrace this historical moment!

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Go Vote… and then some!

Published on 4 Nov 2008 at 1:22 pm. No Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

Voting isn’t enough.. help others. Take poncho’s, drinks & snacks to the poll, take XL T-shirts so that people can cover their Obama Gear. Give people a ride. The people you can text/call are OK.. so help a stranger. This is not about you, it’s about reclaiming community. Spread the word. Create Change. Shine. Voter […]

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Stock Market Ready For “Change”

Published on 1 Nov 2008 at 7:25 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,economy,news/politics.

Friday morning I was watching the news and heard a market reporter say that the stock market favors Senator Barack Obama for President. Since the biggest McCain talking point about Obama is that he’s going to raise taxes, I wondered why the reporter would say such a thing.  He claimed that when markets are down in the few […]

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“Early Vote NC” – a Politically Charged Song and Music Video from Blackademcis Founder

Published on 16 Oct 2008 at 12:20 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under music,news/politics.

This is a public service announcement to the Hip-hop generation and the good people of North Carolina: between October 16th and November 1st, please exercise your right to vote! If you’re not registered, you can register to vote and then vote on the same day! Click here to find your polling place. I like to […]

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Minorities and risky folks caused the markets to fail?

Published on 1 Oct 2008 at 10:19 am. 10 Comments.
Filed under economy,ignorance,news/politics,television.

I’ve spent a lot of time watching the subprime meltdown unfold.  The media-made moniker for the nation’s financial crisis is somewhat misleading, as it implies that subprime mortgages are entirely to blame for this mess.  Earlier this month, Neil Cavuto (FOX News) alluded to it on the air, saying the government should have known that “loaning to minorities […]

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The Great Debate: Obama vs. McCain Round 1

Published on 27 Sep 2008 at 1:11 am. 2 Comments.
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Tonight, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama exchanged blows over a number of issues including the war in Iraq, beef with neighboring Iran and Russia, as well as the multi-billion dollar federal bailout plan. It got ugly at times, with McCain questioning Obama’s naivety regarding foreign policy, and Obama challenging McCain’s “20th century politics,” which […]

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Violence Against The Press: The Republican National Convention You Didn’t See

Published on 3 Sep 2008 at 9:11 am. 5 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,police brutality,violence.

After delays due to tropical storm Gustof, the Republican Party has kicked off its 2008 Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mainstream media has been covering the convention with emphasis on satellite interviews with George W. Bush and speeches from the likes of Laura Bush and Joe Lieberman. Another focus has been vice presidential nominee Sarah […]

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History Made: Michelle Obama

Published on 26 Aug 2008 at 10:00 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under history,news/politics.

Politics aside. Watching Michelle Obama headline the opening night of the Democratic National Convention was more than a political moment (watch here part 1 and part 2). It was historical one. Throughout her speech, I saw progress that so many of the past leaders of our community hoped for in their time but pushed for […]

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Barack O’Biden

Published on 24 Aug 2008 at 10:47 pm. 3 Comments.
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It was 3 o’clock in the morning two nights ago when my wife’s cellphone went off. When I heard it, I remember thinking to myself.. “who could possibly be blowing my wife up at this hour?” Then she rolled over and asked me, “who the hell is Joe Biden?” After about 30 seconds of disorientation […]

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