812-hillary_clinton02embeddedprod_affiliate57.JPGClinton Works to Sway Black Women
Hillary Clinton, running against a black candidate while trying to become the first female president, is working to attract one group of possible swing voters: black women. They frequently introduce her at rallies. One of her television ads consists entirely of comments from a black woman in Texas. And today several prominent black leaders — male and female — are scheduled to tour North Carolina on Clinton’s behalf. (Continue Reading…)

Magic Johnson’s $1 Billion Urban Fund
The Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund, a partnership between Canyon Capital Realty Advisors and former basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson, said on Wednesday it has concluded raising a $1 billion fund targeted for new development and urban revitalization. Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund III will fund new development specifically geared to the population in ethnically diverse, densely populated neighborhoods with strong demand for new retail, residential, or warehouse and distribution centers. (Continue Reading…)

Kilpatrick: Ousting Me Would Be Danger to Detroit
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said today that he should remain in office because the alternative would put a city and state in economic turmoil even more at risk. “There’s a danger of unplugging. There’s been such a knee-jerk reaction of leave, leave, leave. But what happens the next day?” Kilpatrick told a crowd of more than 300 people at a forum with the region’s other top elected officials today in Birmingham. “You’d have a temporary mayor and an election in 90 days. You could have four mayors in 15 months.” (Continue Reading…)

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