dailyphoto080319.jpgObama Tackles Race Divide
Barack Obama confronted the nation’s racial divide head-on, tackling both black grievance and white resentment in a bold effort to quiet a campaign uproar over race and his former pastor’s incendiary statements. Standing before a row of eight American flags near the building where the Declaration of Independence was adopted, Obama on Tuesday urged the nation to break “a racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.'” (Continue Reading…)

Clinton on Obama’s Speech: I Haven’t Heard It
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at Philadelphia’s City Hall this afternoon, a few hours after Senator Barack Obama delivered a major speech on race not far from here. But despite the speech’s high profile and intense media coverage of it, Mrs. Clinton said at a news conference she had not heard it yet or read the text. (Continue Reading…)

Mich. Affirmative Action Lawsuit Tossed
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday that challenged a Michigan law banning racial and gender preferences in government hiring and public university admissions. The ruling upholds the constitutionality of a measure approved by Michigan voters in 2006. It had been challenged by several groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (Continue Reading…)

Man Detained in South Africa for Being ‘Too Dark
An 18-year-old man, who was detained and almost deported to Mozambique, because he was considered “too dark” was awarded R90 000 in the Pretoria High Court, the Star newspaper reported on Tuesday. (Continue Reading…)

City Council Asks Mayor Kilpatrick to Resign
The Detroit City Council has just voted to call for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s resignation, an extraordinary rebuke as Kilpatrick seeks to survive the text-message scandal. The vote was 7-1. Voting yes were Council President Ken Cockrel Jr., Sheila Cockrel, Barbara-Rose Collins, Brenda Jones, Kwame Kenyatta, Alberta Tinsley-Talabi and JoAnn Watson. Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers voted no. Martha Reeves was absent. (Continue Reading…)

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