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Expectations High Before Obama Visit

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Original Post from ghanaweb.com U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Ghana later this week and expectations among Ghanaians are high. Ghana's government is running a series of radio ads in anticipation of President Obama's visit. "First black president of the United States of America, you have become a shining star, and despite the height of your achievement you are still proud to be called a black man. Barack Obama is coming home. He is coming to Ghana, Gold Coast, the center of the world," one ad declares. Information Minister Zita Okaikoi says the visit is a boon to Ghana. "Once...

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Quote of the Moment

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"The community's concern with the election and appointment of Black political figures helps it to maintain false hopes that their attainment of office will significantly resolve its problems. The activities of Black politicians, given the current inadequacy of social organization and economic resources, harmfully distract the Black community's attention from recognizing and eradicating the true causes of its problems and the remediation of its powerlessness. " -Dr. Amos N. Wilson, Blueprint for Black Power I think it's worth mentioning that this book was first published in 1998...looks like we're still falling for the same politrikkks]]>

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Freedom Rider: Obama is not King

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from our fam over at Black Agenda Report... by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley  It is the height of historical distortion to compare President-Elect Barack Obama in any way, shape or form to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King "is probably the only person in American history who gave up a close relationship with a president," Lyndon Johnson, "because his convictions demanded it." Those convictions were anchored in King's opposition to "racism, materialism and militarism." Obama, conversely, makes common cause with financial speculators and militarists. Under the current system, "It is simply impossible to be both a...

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You Can Have The Presidency, If I Could Have These Things

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[caption id="attachment_214" align="alignnone" width="320" caption="Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.com"][/caption] by Dr. Boyce Watkins Barack Obama’s voice booms high into the clouds as our nation’s president. But it is also a voice that is sometimes muted by policy, distorted by conflicting agendas and distracted by the complexities of the world in which we live. I find myself mildly disturbed by the excessive celebration within our community, as if winning this political popularity contest has somehow finally validated us as a people. It is scary when the measure of a Black person's success is captured by the degree of favor he has obtained...

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New Product: Black is the New President

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Commemorate this historic moment in time with this new shirt by dN|Be ]]>

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