smiley450x293.jpgSmiley: He’s ‘Catching Hell’ in Flap Over Refusal to Allow Michelle Obama to Sub for Barack
The role African-Americans will play in the 2008 presidential election and the mobilization of 2,000 volunteers to rebuild the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Katrina will be the focus of this year’s annual “State of the Black Union” symposium, hosted and presented by commentator Tavis Smiley in New Orleans. (Continue Reading…)

James Orange, civil rights activist, dies at 65
The Rev. James Orange, a civil rights activist whose 1965 jailing sparked a fatal protest that ultimately led to the famed Selma-to-Montgomery march and the Voting Rights Act, died Saturday at Atlanta’s Crawford Long Hospital, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference said in a statement. He was 65. (Continue Reading…)

Obama’s Crowds Are Awesome for So Early
Barack Obama is attracting jaw-dropping crowds at stop after stop. Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton would be thrilled with her own big turnouts except that his are so much bigger. (Continue Reading…)

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  • Cola

    Not cool that Obama is not showing up for the Black State of the Union address. I am all for Obama but I still don’t understand why he can’t take two or three hours of his time to attend! Let’s not forget that he also declined last year.

  • rkj

    I don’t have a problem with him not showing up. He’s campaigning in 2 tight and important primaries. Plus, he’s already proved that he has support from African-Americans. He doesn’t need Tavis Smiley’s approval.
    Is Tavis trying to be the new Gatekeeper of All Things Black?

  • Sharonda

    Tavis just want someone to kiss his behind.Like Obama said, he is for ALL people not just one people.Black people need to stop thinking everything is about them.Tavis does not stand for the Black Union.If Tavis can’t have his way it’s no way.Sounds a bit childish.He can have the discussion without the candidates.He wants his resume to be filled, shooot I do too.