Jay-Z Leaks ‘Blueprint 3’ Track to Salute Obama
In honor of President Elect Barack Obama, Jay-Z has leaked a track called “History” from his upcoming album “The Blueprint 3,” reports music Web site NME. Produced by Kanye West, the synth-driven song popped up online in the wake of Tuesday’s historic election of the first African American president. It features singer Tony Williams singing and Jay-Z rapping: “Where are you victory? I need you desperately/Not just for the moment, to make history,” before celebrating in the final verse that “Long after I’m gone, long after I breathe/I leave all I am in the hands of history.” (Continue Reading…)

Top Obama Aide Reassures Black America
Many African-Americans are asking: Now that Barack Obama has won the White House, will he be so eager to govern from the center that he will forget about his obligations to Blacks? Valerie Jarrett, a long-time friend and one of his closest advisers, gave an emphatic reply to that question on Sunday – No. In a private meeting with the Trotter Group, an organization of African-American columnists, Jarrett fielded numerous questions about Obama’s commitment to Blacks. And, in each instance, she left no doubt that the president-elect, who has a straight-A Senate rating from the NAACP, will remain true to his past. (Continue Reading…)

Sudan President Calls Cease-Fire in Darfur
Sudan’s president has agreed to an immediate, unconditional cease-fire in the Darfur region where government forces have waged a bloody war against militias that international critics have characterized as genocide. President Omar al-Bashir agreed to the truce, which was one of several recommendations that came out of a month-long meeting with hundreds of tribal and rebel leaders from Darfur, according to Mohamed Hussein Zaroug, a Sudanese diplomatic official in London, England. (Continue Reading…)

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