logo5.jpgThanks to Oprah, Obama camp claims biggest crowd yet
Oprah Winfrey delivered her “favorite” candidate in the presidential race something his campaign hoped for Sunday: the largest crowd yet of any event in the race to ’08, according to the Obama campaign. Oprah campaigned with Obama this weekend in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Although exact figures were not immediately available, campaign officials estimated more than 30,000 people packed into Columbia, South Carolina’s Williams-Brice stadium to hear the talk-show queen explain why she believes Obama is the man with the “vision” for America. (Continue Reading…)

Sudan rejects charge of delaying Darfur force
Sudan on Sunday insisted it was helping the deployment of a bolstered United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, countering criticism it was delaying the vital mission. “We have acted and we continue to act with responsibility to apply (UN Security Council) Resolution 1769,” which in June authorised the 26,000 strong force, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sammani Wassila told journalists. (Continue Reading…)

Hillary Clinton wobbles as her backers turn to Barack Obama
The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, the Democrat frontrunner, is facing a wave of defections by supporters to Barack Obama, as an aura of “inevitability” about her nomination fades. With Oprah Winfrey, the talk show host and Obama enthusiast, challenging former president Bill Clinton for star power on the campaign trail, the coronation of Hillary has been put on hold. (Continue Reading…)

Pride in cyberspace
Jackie Johnson didn’t see many educational Web sites with black characters excited about learning when her boys were growing up. So she decided to create one of her own. Johnson created “Mop Top the Hip-Hop Scientist.” Through the Web site www.moptopshop.com, Mop Top, a cool, hip black kid, and his trusty sidekick, Lollipop, spend their time in a lab learning about black scientists and playing games. (Continue Reading…)

Malcolm X Daughter Travels to Ancestral Home
In her 2002 book “Growing Up X,” Ilyasah Shabazz describes growing up as the daughter of martyred civil rights leader Malcolm X. More recently, Ms. Shabazz has delved deeper into her family tree, discovering her roots in the African nation of Mali. This December 9 – 14, Ms. Shabazz will visit her ancestral home for the first time as part of a Muslim delegation hosted by Malaria No More, an organization working to end malaria-related deaths in Africa. (Continue Reading…)

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