Which of these two things are alike?

I read the Huffington Post. Most of the time its on point, humorous and gives me a chuckle. That was not the case when this article: Two Black Role Models done in by Hubris went up. The author is not a woman of color, nor does she seem to understand that her article is patently … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?

Text of Obama’s Nomination acceptance speech

Link stolen shamelessly from angelsscream Denver, CO (AHN) - Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech as he receives the nomination to serve as the Democratic party's presidential candidate for 2008; delivered to the nation from Invesco Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado. To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all … Continue reading Text of Obama’s Nomination acceptance speech

Your Whiteness is Showing

An Open Letter to Certain White Women Who Are Threatening to Withhold Support from Obama in November Your Whiteness is Showing By TIM WISE This is an open letter to those white women who, despite their proclamations of progressivism, and supposedly because of their commitment to feminism, are threatening to withhold support from Barack Obama … Continue reading Your Whiteness is Showing

Rightwing Swiftboating v2.0 – or let’s derail Obama 08′

Media Matters has found the Obama swiftboating strategem The thematic structure of the right-wing smear campaign against Barack Obama As the means of communication have evolved, presidential campaigns have grown increasingly multifaceted, with each election featuring layers of complexity that were not present four years before. The most striking feature of the 2008 election may … Continue reading Rightwing Swiftboating v2.0 – or let’s derail Obama 08′

A chat on Senator Obama’s speech and if his race matters to me

While chatting with mister_bitters the following q&a took place. Reposted for posterity and because well, its my journal and I think its worth posting dammit. mister_bitters: Can I ask a stupid question? tanyad: sure mister_bitters: I know this is stupid, but I am curious is Obama's race has any impact on your opinion of him. … Continue reading A chat on Senator Obama’s speech and if his race matters to me

RNC Grows a spine… denounces fear mongering by invoking Sen. Obama’s middle name

Snagged verbatim from hey_its_michael I agree whole heartedly. [iconage too!] Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan formally denounced Thursday the Tennessee Republican Party's use of Barack Obama's full name in a recent press release questioning the Illinois senator's commitment to Israel. “The RNC rejects these kinds of campaign tactics," RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said in … Continue reading RNC Grows a spine… denounces fear mongering by invoking Sen. Obama’s middle name