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BET Founder Johnson Defends His Recent Criticisms of Obama
A day after his remarks about Sen. Barack Obama helped fuel a rancorous debate about race in the Democratic presidential contest, an unapologetic Robert L. Johnson described how frustrating it is to be on the other side of a candidate he compared to Teflon. “We’ve always said we need a perfect, well-spoken, Harvard-educated black candidate who would prove we’ve transcended race,” the billionaire African American businessman and supporter of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) said in an interview yesterday. “Well, now we’ve got him and nobody knows how to campaign against him.” (Continue Reading…)

Green Party holds presidential debate in San Francisco
Withdraw from Iraq immediately. Eliminate the No Child Left Behind law. Legalize marijuana. Those were just some of the goals stated by candidates at the Green Party presidential debate Sunday in San Francisco. About 800 people of varying ages, economic backgrounds and political parties attended the “Presidential Debate that Matters” at the Herbst Theatre, where the five Green presidential hopefuls spent more time agreeing with one another than actually debating. (Continue Reading…)

Black Americans Still Wary of Clinical Trials
Black Americans continue to distrust medical research and clinical trials, apparently a lasting legacy of the infamous Tuskegee experiment which was shut down more than three decades ago, a new study shows. (Continue Reading…)

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