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Obama Watch From Harlem–March 25, 2009

Obama Watch From Harlem–March 25, 2009

Obama to hold online question session Thursday Obama quizzes astronauts about life in space White House Easter Egg Roll Tickets Available Online Back in Boston, Obama’s aunt fighting deportation Notre Dame’s Obama invite outrages some Catholics Obama Gives 60 Minutes Best Ratings of ’09 Obama’s Press Conference Stirs the Buzz Obama commits more federal agents [...]

March 25, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan

Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan

The Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan is the newest political club in New York City. They are an independent, multi-ethnic force for progressive politics in the neighborhoods of Washington Heights, West Harlem/Hamilton Heights, and Inwood. The group is made up of committed local residents working to make sure that their community’s voice is [...]

March 23, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Republican Revolt Against Obama and His Democratic Administration

Republican Revolt Against Obama and His Democratic Administration

Republicans all over the country find themselves backed into an ideological and political corner: their dogma has brought the country, and their party, to ruin. The candidate they called an evil, terrorist-loving, foreign-born socialist is in office and widely popular, while they and their beliefs are reduced to irrelevant minority status. If you thought they [...]

March 22, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch From Harlem–March 20, 2009

Obama Watch From Harlem–March 20, 2009

Obama’s teleprompter launches a website and Twitter accounts Michelle Obama Gets Airbrushed Makeover Obama Earned Nearly $2.5 Million in Book Royalties in 2008 President Obama Jokes About Being a Bad Bowler: ‘It’s Like the Special Olympics’ Obama Nabs $500K in Book Deal! Obama Administration to Stop Raids on Medical Marijuana Dispensers Russian Ad Featuring a [...]

March 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Style Watch — Aretha’s Hat for Spring

Style Watch — Aretha’s Hat for Spring

Photo: New York Times ***** Luke Song, creator of Aretha Franklin’s Inaugural Hat, has more than 5,000 orders for the spring version of the hat available in a variety of pastel colors selling for $179 apiece. (He declines to make a replica of the actual model.) More orders are bound to pour in since Franklin [...]

March 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch March 6, 2009

Obama Watch March 6, 2009

President Obama Takes on the Defense Contractors; “We’re Spending Money on Things We Don’t Need” Alicia Keys Poses as First Lady Michelle Obama Rush Limbaugh Challenges President Obama to a Debate Is Europe Falling Out of Love with Obama? Obama’s Other Gray Matter Obama to make 1st Europe trip as president in March Obama pledges [...]

March 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Black Panther — The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

Black Panther — The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

Emory Douglas worked as the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s providing graphic art for the party’s newspaper, The Black Panther. Colette Gaiter, a university art professor states that “Douglas was the most prolific and persistent graphic agitator in the American Black Power movements. [...]

March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Stevie Wonder — In Performance at the White House

Stevie Wonder — In Performance at the White House

President Barack Obama gave the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Stevie Wonder yesterday at a concert in the East Room of the White House in celebration of Black History Month. The program was taped and will air tonight on local PBS stations at 8 p.m. The concert features a tribute [...]

February 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch February 20, 2009

Obama Watch February 20, 2009

Obama sushi LDS Mormon African-Americans reflect on Obama, racism Million Man March Parallels the Inaugural Events NY Post cartoon seems to link Obama to dead chimp Obama’s Standards, Vetting Lapses Trip Up Effort to Fill Posts Adolfo Carrion to be Obama’s urban affairs director Obama 666 Comment Gets Chamber Pres Suspended Hands On with the [...]

February 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Jill Nelson on the Need For Diversity in Media

Jill Nelson on the Need For Diversity in Media

Jill Nelson, one of my favorite writers from Harlem, wrote an article called “The Audacity of Whiteness” in the Huffington Post highlighting a not so new problem in journalism. The lack of diversity in the media. She writes: I know its bad form to mention race and upset the new post-racial apple cart, the one [...]

February 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch February 16, 2009

Obama Watch February 16, 2009

Wanda Sykes to skewer Prez Barack Obama at Correspondents’ Dinner May 9th Deciphering Obama-speak N.Y. Times blogger has sexual fantasy about President Obama Obamas to Honor Stevie Wonder In all-star game message, Obama pitches service Has the ‘Obama Effect’ Come to Runway Castings? Tastiest Obama-Lincoln Comparison Ever Obama ushers in more informal White House style [...]

February 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch February 6, 2009

Obama Watch February 6, 2009

US elementary school changes name to Barack Obama Obama Goes Airborne Today For First Time As President Obama to hold prime-time news conference Monday, February 9, 2009 Obama campaign manager getting 7-figure book deal Nicaraguan cigar firm cashes in on “Obamania” Obama to Discuss Guantanamo With Victims of Terror Attacks, Their Relatives AP alleges copyright [...]

February 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Sarah Jones on Sounding Black

Sarah Jones on Sounding Black

Black is not just a skin color; it’s a quality of voice. Sarah Jones, the Tony Award-winning performer, talks with linguist John McWhorter about what it means to sound black today. They look at how Barack Obama has used “blaccent” to drive audiences wild. Source, H/T

February 4, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Al Sharpton and Black Bloggers on Michael Steele

Al Sharpton and Black Bloggers on Michael Steele

Last week we wrote an article on Michael Steele being named Chairman of the Republican National Committee making him the top man in the Republican Party. Everyone on the web has been buzzing about Barack Obama and Michael Steele, two Black men, having the two most powerful positions in the country. At the end of [...]

February 4, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Obama Watch February 2, 2009

Obama Watch February 2, 2009

Clarence Thomas Slept Through Obama’s Inaugural Address White House Lawyers Look to Limit Commercial Use of President Obama Obama’s half brother says he’s out of jail Michelle Obama bans daughters Malia and Sasha from mixing with celebrities The Obama Effect on Fashion Continues Other cartoons of Obama raise questions Does an Obama White House need [...]

February 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 31, 2009

Obama Watch January 31, 2009

Obama girl look-alike model in spotlight Can Obama boost cause for Afro-Latinos? Obama Calls China’s Hu To Discuss Currency

January 31, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has a full list of events to commemorate Black history month. For more details check out the website. Many of the events are free or have a minimal cost. Below is only a partial listing of events. AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:00 [...]

January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Obama Watch January 30, 2009

Obama Watch January 30, 2009

Trademark Obama suit a fashion hit Matt Lauer to Interview President Obama before Super Bowl Obama calls $18B in Wall St. bonuses ‘shameful’ Fox News Is Using the Obamas to Perfect Its Racist Attacks on Black America Michelle Obama Gets the Wax Museum Treatment Candidate Linked to Obama Parody Song Leaves Race for G.O.P. Chairman [...]

January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More