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Inaugurating a New American Narrative [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on January 22 2009, 2:11PM

Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Oakland — The first Black Presidency, the end of a failed Administration, and a nation in crisis sees an huge outpouring of optimism and common purpose on Inauguration Day. In this video, Colorlines…

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Dr. King’s Dream Doesn’t have a Finish Line

by Terry Keleher on January 22 2009, 2:03PM

“Why I’m Happy, Why I’m not Satisfied” is the latest commentary by Jay Smooth, hip-hop video blog host at ill Doctrine, who shares his take on having a Black president. “When you hear people say ‘we’re not in the…

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Inaugural Reflections from the Streets of DC [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on January 21 2009, 1:35PM

Over a million people filled the mall in the nation’s capitol for this historic inauguration. Colorlines cameras were on the streets to ask people why they came to DC and what are their hopes for the next four years….

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King Day in SF “Youth Speaks” of a New Dream to Overflow Crowd [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on January 21 2009, 10:12AM

San Francisco — Many of the Bay Area’s leading youth spoken word artists took to the stage on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to illuminate the meaning of his life work in the light of this new moment….

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Ten OTHER Things Martin Luther King Said

by Terry Keleher on January 19 2009, 12:09AM

Around this time of year, the mainstream media highlights the same 2-3 MLK clips. Last MLK Day, Jay Smooth compiled some of his favorite MLK quotes to illustrate “there was much more to the man.” All still timely….

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Katrina’s Hidden Race War

by Jonathan Adams on December 29 2008, 9:45AM

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Watch the GRITtv Election Day Webcast

by Jonathan Adams on November 4 2008, 9:00AM

Today on GRITtv, in collaboration with The Nation, AlterNet, Brave New Films, Afro-Netizen, looks back at the historic campaign, at voting right’s issues, and ahead to what the progressive movement has learned during this very long political season….

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Sarah Palin Knows How You Feel, Black Man

by Jonathan Adams on November 4 2008, 3:39AM

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GRITtv Roundtable on the Last Days of the Campaign

by Jonathan Adams on October 31 2008, 12:47PM

Hendrik Hertzberg, Senior Editor and Staff Writer of the New Yorker; Roberto Lovato, Associate Editor at New America Media and contributor to The Nation; and Chris Rabb, Founder & Chief Evangelist for Afro-Netizen talk about Barack Obama’s infomercial, new…

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Bertha Lewis on The Daily Show

by Jonathan Adams on October 31 2008, 10:40AM

Bertha Lewis, ACORN chief organizer and former Facing Race presenter, sets the record straight about a community organizer’s role on The Daily Show….

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Watch Rinku Sen on Meet the Bloggers

by Jonathan Adams on October 27 2008, 9:31AM

In case you missed Rinku Sen on last Friday’s Meet the Bloggers, watch it here….

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Black White Whatever

by Jonathan Adams on October 23 2008, 4:16PM

Spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai on underrepresented voices in the election….

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What If Obama Was Arab? So What!

by Jonathan Adams on October 15 2008, 8:38AM

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O’Reilly: Joe Six-Pack is Colorless

by Jonathan Adams on October 13 2008, 8:10AM

H/T Stop Dog Whistle Racism…

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Donna Brazile: “Don’t Ever Put Me In The Back Of The Bus!”

by Jonathan Adams on October 9 2008, 10:46AM

If you are tired of the videos of McCain supporters who think Barack Obama is a terrorist because of his “bloodline,” check out this clip of Donna Brazile during a panel discussion at this weekend’s New Yorker Festival. I’m…

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Whoopi Goldberg asks McCain if she should be worried about slavery?

by Jonathan Adams on September 15 2008, 9:00AM

John McCain was dodging answering a question about abortion directly when Whoopi Goldberg, The View’s voice of reason these days, asked him if she had to worry that his Supreme Court nominee’s strict reading of the constitution would also…

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40 Years After King’s Speech, Obama Addresses the Nation

by The News on August 29 2008, 8:11AM

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Liveblogging From the Democratic National Convention

by Jonathan Adams on August 28 2008, 5:26PM

Editor’s Note: Racewire contributors, Rinku Sen and jhing, are in Denver with a camera taking you inside the DNC. Check back daily for the latest photos….

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From the Bloggers in the “Big Tent”

by Jonathan Adams on August 27 2008, 3:27PM

There are so many great blogs at the DNC this week. Here’s some links to what a few are covering in Denver. Pam’s House Blend - Video: Michelle Obama at the LGBT delegate luncheon Jack and Jill Politics - DNC08:…

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Thoughts on Michelle Obama’s Speech

by Jonathan Adams on August 26 2008, 3:03PM

What did you think about Michelle Obama’s speech at the convention last night? If I had my way there would have been much less Jackie Kennedy and much more Fannie Lou Hamer on that stage. “I’m sick and tired…

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