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Michelle Obama: Husband No `fairy Tale’
Michelle Obama said Sunday her husband is the person America needs in the White House right now and criticized anyone who would dismiss his campaign as being built on illusion or fairy tale. She said Barack Obama is the right candidate “not because of the color of his skin, but because of the quality and consistency of his character” and that postponing his bid for the White House was not an option. (Continue Reading…)

Show examines who is and is not a “real” black man
While hosting a Bay Area radio talk show, veteran broadcaster and comedian Brian Copeland received a disturbing letter. “As an African American, I am disgusted every time I hear your voice because you are not a genuine black man,” wrote an anonymous listener.
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Clinton camp hits Obama | Attacks ‘painful’ for black voters
Sharp criticism of Barack Obama and other comments about Martin Luther King Jr. — all from people associated with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign — have generated resentment among some black S.C. voters. The furor comes just two weeks before those voters will have a significant say in who wins the Jan. 26 primary here. The Clinton-Obama battle has the potential to become a wrenching divide for black voters. Historically those voters have been strong backers of Bill and Hillary Clinton. But many black voters now are drawn to the prospect of a black man winning the presidency (Continue Reading…)

UN Says Southern Africa Floods Could Worsen
The United Nations says some of the worst floods in a decade in Southern Africa could worsen as more rain is forecast for the region. Tens of thousands of people in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique have been affected by the flooding. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from Geneva. (Continue Reading…)

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