Sunday, May 11, 2008

Dedicated to Our First African-American Presidential Nominee

I just discovered that Wolfgang's Concert Vault now has embed code for much of its material. Nice. I thought this was the perfect time to put up a musical salute to our first Black presidential nominee -- Barack Obama -- on a weekend when he has surpassed Clinton in the superdelegate count and leads her by virtually unassailable margins in pledged delegates, states won and popular vote. Enjoy a White working class Texas redneck playing a song by Hendrix, possibly the first African-American psychedelic rock guitarist in the world. Seems fitting. Unity.

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May 11, 2008 at 08:30 AM in 2008 Presidential Primary, Music, Racial Minorities | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Two Excellent Analyses of the Obama Speech on Race

Glenn Greenwald and Commentary on Greenwald's piece.

The man crying to the left of Michelle is Marty Nesbitt, the Obama's best friend and the woman to Michelle's right is Valerie Jarrett.

Another one:


March 19, 2008 at 07:06 AM in 2008 Presidential Primary, Minority Issues, Racial Minorities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Major Speech: Obama Addresses Race

Full prepared text of Barack Obama's major speech on issues of race given today in Constitution Center on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. The 37-minute video above captures the entire speech as given. I decided not to provide any excerpts because I think it's essential to take in the speech in its entirety, from start to finish, to experience its power and clarity. I kept thinking as I listened, imagine having a president talking in these terms, in this manner, for eight years, to all the people, persuasively and inclusively, as we take on the immense challenges and changes in motion in almost every area of human endeavor. This time ....

March 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM in 2008 Presidential Primary, Minority Issues, Racial Minorities | Permalink | Comments (6)