916 Hollywood Initiative Presents: Second Coming?: Will Black America Decide The 2012 Election?

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SACRAMENTO – A vote is a terrible thing to waste. African Americans are being urged to educate themselves on the issues and make their voices heard in the upcoming Presidential election. Aiding the local effort is an organization called the 916 Hollywood Initiative. The group will present a free VIP viewing of the new BET […]

Powell Standing By Obama in 2012 Presidential Race

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WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year’s election. He told CBS’ “This Morning” he respects fellow Republican Mitt Romney but thinks he’s been vague on many issues. Powell said the president got the United States out of Iraq, has laid out a […]

In Race to 270, It May Come Down to 106 Counties

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LEESBURG – How Virginia goes in the presidential election may come down to voters who live amid the small wineries, affluent subdivisions and Civil War battlegrounds of Loudoun County. Voters in the tony Hamilton County suburbs around the humming riverside economic engine of Cincinnati may tip the balance in Ohio. To win Florida, either President […]

The Mean Season: Negitivity in Election 2012

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NATIONWIDE – In the America viewed through the lens of a presidential campaign commercial, coal miners hear that their jobs are “in danger,” voters are warned that “China is stealing American ideas,” and the middle class, it’s been said time and again, is “falling further behind.” President Barack Obama has failed to “stop cheaters” while […]

Black and Latino Voting Blocs Flex Political Muscle

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WASHINGTON – A standing-room only crowd listened to a panel of black and Latino experts discuss both groups’ burgeoning political power that will play a pivotal role in the Nov. 6 elections. E. Faye Williams served on the panel at the Civil War Museum in Northwest on Oct. 2. Courtesy Photo Blacks and Latinos are […]

Grant Alumni President Retracts Endorsement

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – Jonnie Matranga, the president of Grant Union High School Alumni Association, issued a statement last week citing a “troubling and misleading” flier distributed by Rob Kerth’s campaign. On the back side of a flier paid for by “Rob Kerth for City Council 2012” the Grant Alumni Association’s president is listed as “proudly” […]

Do Black People Support Obama Because He’s Black?

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WASHINGTON – Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama. Are Black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s Black? If race is just one factor in Blacks’ support of Obama, does […]

JULIANNE MALVEAUX: A Listless Obama is Still Better than Romney

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NNPA Columnist

OPINION – Somehow, the body snatchers came last Wednesday and took the fire (as in fired up, ready to go) out of President Obama, leaving a rather listless shell of a man who never truly engaged the audience or his opponent. He looked down at his notes, fidgeted, and let Mitt Romney get away with […]

Jobs Report Gives Obama Much-Needed Boost

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama got much-needed good news Friday following his disappointing debate performance as the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since he took office. Republican rival Mitt Romney said Obama still hasn’t done enough to create jobs. The figures announced by the Labor Department – 114,000 new jobs last month to […]

FACT CHECK: Presidential Debate Missteps

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth. They made some flat-out flubs, too. The rise in health insurance premiums has not been the slowest in 50 years, as Obama stated. Far from it. And there are […]