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The People's First Lady in the 21st Century

MichelleIn a famous cartoon from the early 20th century era, a coal miner looks up from his tedious work to cry out, "For gosh sakes, here comes Mrs. Roosevelt." Because she was so often seen out amongst the people, Eleanor Roosevelt, was known as "The People's First Lady."

Michelle Obama's community building efforts echo the ethics of Eleanor Roosevelt, as she continues to make her mark as the The People's First lady in the 21st Century.

The current President and his First Lady face many of the same obstacles as their predecessors, in a bleakly depressed society in need of socioeconomic reform. A similar op-ad could be scripted for Michelle Obama's "21st Century People's First Lady" featuring a harried discount chain associate looking up from...

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Is Race a Valid Campaign Platform?

Obma-Romney 2The current struggle among the Republican Party can best be titled, "The White Man's Struggle". For sometime now, panic has been forming in conservative circles over the issue of power and how control of the nation has been ebbing away from the white man. As a result, there have been massive push backs against women's rights, social services, voter access laws and Internet neutrality laws from the Republican Party. Their intention is to undercut the Democratic fringe's ability to support the...

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Leading the Way: NAACP Summit Prepares Game Changers for Battle

NAACP-Roslyn-Brock1For many Americans, the euphoria of an Inauguration Day that changed the course of U.S. presidential history withered under the glare of economic realities. The hope for greater change gave way to struggles for survival as foreclosures, bankruptcies and unemployment rocked the nation.

In "Foreclosed: The State of the Dream 2008",  mortgage lenders are blamed for costing people of color more than $200 billion dollars by selling them on subprime loans. The National Association for the...

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The 2012 Election: A Conversation with NPR's Michele Norris

President_ObamaMajor fundraisers will kick off this month in Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. New buttons, T-shirts and bumper stickers are going out to supporters. The necessary paperwork is on file with the Federal Election Commission. Obama for America 2012 has started the race.

 The commander in chief launched his bid for re-election 25 months after becoming the first man of color in the Oval Office. President Barack Obama announced his intention to run again in an e-mail to grassroots voters...

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