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WHY WE NEED A NEGRO PRESIDENT IN 1980

WHY WE NEED A NEGRO PRESIDENT IN 1980

From Look Magazine, May 1970

I ran for mayor of New York City a few years ago, and the headline in the New York Herald Tribune the day after I introduced my running mates was: "Buckley Has A Balanced Ticket: Markey, Mrs. Gunning -- All Irish." The professionals rocked with mirth when I subsequently announced that I hadn't known that Mrs. Rosemary Gunning was Irish, and hadn't even known that she was Catholic.
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Haters for Hillary!

Haters for Hillary!

By Semeen Reskhem

So what are Hillary's supporters saying to all those murdered Iraqis' children and their suffering heirs? How will the rest of the world see Americans if we elect the woman who voted for war when we had a brother who had the insight to vote against the war? What does experience count when you've unnecessarily sent thousands to the grave? What excuse has she or any senator or congressman after hearing Barack's "great speech," as she put it? What kind of person would think Bush more convincing than Barack?
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Letter to the Editor: Why Senator Hillary Clinton should be President of the United States

Letter to the Editor: Why Senator Hillary Clinton should be President of the United States

Senator Hillary Clinton should be President of the United States because she is highly intelligent, extremely qualified and a very caring woman. Senator Clinton fights for the poor, disabled, senior citizens and our veterans. I know that Senator Clinton will be a great president because she cares about people. She is especially concerned about people like me who are very poor and very disabled.
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Obama for America

Obama for America

By Ken Lawrence

We are quickly approaching the Minnesota Caucuses. The choices are narrowing. I believe that we are seeing that, at least among Republicans, there is a frontrunner. Sen. McCain is a man who the public perceives as a man of integrity who is willing to work, even across party lines, to get things done for the American people. Among Democrats a front runner is not yet clear. I hope that as Minnesotans go to the polls they see that if we are to confront the future united as Americans then there is only one clear choice for President - Sen. Barack Obama.
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Attitude decides your altitude

Attitude decides your altitude

By Dwight Hobbes

It's one of those things that are heartwarming even while it's heartbreaking. I'm on the bus, watching this lovely young lady and her baby. The lady, actually, is a teenager. Between 16 and, well, let's just say that if she was much beyond 17-years-old that would be pushing it. And the child, maybe three-years-old, tops. She's clean and well-dressed; and so is her baby. She looks at me and I stop staring, fishing in my shoulder bag to go through my mail.
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Working families need more than a quick-fix economic stimulus package

Working families need more than a quick-fix economic stimulus package

By Jim Koppel, Ann Kaner-Roth, and Kris Jacobs

We've all heard about current efforts by state and national policymakers to quickly jumpstart our sluggish economy. But the economic squeeze being felt in Minnesota and across the country has been building for many years, and it will take more than a one-time "stimulus package" to provide real economic stability for Minnesota's working families.
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Obama in 07 compares to Carl B. Stokes in 67

Obama in 07 compares to Carl B. Stokes in 67

B. Kenneth McGee

Louisburg, NC (BlackNews.com) - Forty years ago in 1967, Carl B. Stokes was elected the first Black Mayor of a major American City. I was the operations manager of that campaign along with my partner, Geraldine Williams. In 1965, Stokes had run and almost won in a city that was 70% white and 30% Black. In 1965 he had come so close to winning that there was a recount. His victory in '67 was hailed as one the greatest moments in the civil rights struggle and also a triumph of the brotherhood of man.
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