NADRA KAREEM NITTLE: Obama’s Race Still Has Bearing on Media Coverage

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OPINION – Long before a little-known Illinois politician ran for president, the mainstream media focused on his race. When he flourished as a presidential candidate four years ago, everyone in America knew that Barack Obama was Black. Have his blackness and extensive coverage of that fact boosted his political career or made it more difficult […]

BET News Poll: GOP On Track For Worst Showing With Black Voters In Modern History

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NEW YORK – In one of the most comprehensive election-year study of registered African-American voters in the battleground states, BET News’ original poll conducted by nationally-recognized pollster Cornell Belcher, reveals overwhelming support for President Barack Obama for a second term re-election and severe disapproval of Republican Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts). “Black, Red, White […]

2016: Anti-Obama Documentary Overshadows The Competition

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LOS ANGELES – Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap. Holdover movies easily topped the weekend box office again, led by Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables 2” at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million. The weekend’s new wide releases were overshadowed by […]

GEORGE CURRY: Obama’s Mixed Record on Appointing Judges

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OPINION – Many speakers at this week’s Republican convention in Tampa have focused on the economy and unemployment as they sought to contrast the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan GOP ticket with the record of President Barack Obama. But there is another battle underway that is receiving less attention but is at least equally import – the […]

Report: Obama Needs Better Than 2004 Black Turnout

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WASHINGTON — One of the country’s oldest civil rights groups says President Barack Obama may have a tougher time winning at least three battleground states in November should black voter turnout fall at least 5 percentage points below the record levels that helped to put him in the White House. Black voter turnout of 64.7 […]

GEORGE CURRY: Fox News Brings Out the Long Knives for Obama

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OPINION – Fox News, the unofficial arm of the Republican Party that claims to be fair and balanced, is conducting an all-out assault on President Obama, doing everything from letting Mitt Romney advisers masquerade as objective commentators to ignoring facts when a high-profile Obama critic or Fox News commentator make unfounded charges. MediaMatters.org, the watchdog […]

Obama Becomes First President To Support Gay Marriage

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first U.S. president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House. Obama’s announcement, after refusing to take a clear stand for months, cheered gay rights groups who have long […]