EXCLUSIVE Black Women Could Swing November’s Vote President Obama rallies voters in Philadephia for the midterm elections. Photo by Emery Hines. This article first appeared as an Exclusive article in the Women's Media Center on October 25. 2010. With the midterm election fast approaching, African American women are emerging as crucial to success for Democrats according to voting analysts and the Democratic National Committee. In 20 House races, mostly in southern states, African American women could be the deciding factor. Analyst Page Gardner, founder of Women’s Voices, Women Vote, follows women’s voter enthusiasm. Her review reveals a recent increase in interest among unmarried and minority women. And small blocs of voters can be decisive. As Gardner recalls, in the last midterm election, there were 15 House races that were decided by only about 2000 votes. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released an October 14 report by David Bositis, a longtime political … [Read more...] about African American Women Could Swing the Election
Archives for October 2010
POTUS in Philly by Emery Hines @ YouTube video presentation: @ A picture is worth a thousand words. So, these pictures are priceless capturing the magic of President Obama at the first Philadelphia rally on Sunday, October 10. He is scheduled to appear for another rally the weekend of October 30, 2010. Vote November 2, 2010. … [Read more...] about President Obama Video Pics in Philly
Blog Talk radio interviewed Debbie Hines, founder of LegalSpeaks in a rousing discussion on the media, law and politics. She shares her views on race and racism in the media, law and politics. Debbie spoke on the media's lack of efforts to engage intellectual and educated experts on black topics; her thoughts on President Obama and the upcoming midterm election; the career of law and racism in the profession. Please listen here for the full interview on BlogTalk radio on Raising the Bar with Attorney Debbie Hines. … [Read more...] about Blog Talk Radio Interviews Debbie Hines
On Sunday, October 10, 2010 I travelled to Philadelphia to cover and report on the Move America Forward rally with President Obama, Vice President Biden and elected Philadelphia officials. The mood, music and message were magical much like the 2008 Obama election rallies. But, this is a far cry from 2008. The Dems and Obama need a little magic to pull out the mid -term election unscathed. I wrote my first article on Huffington Post on the rally titled: President Obama and a Magical Moment at a Philly Rally. To hear and see video and photographs from the rally, click on my FaceBook page. Tell me your thoughts on the upcoming election. Is it too soon to tell? Is it a done deal for the Democrats? Is a little magic too late? Share your thoughts and opinion. Debbie Hines, Esq. writes on race, law and politics. She holds a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is based in Washington, DC. … [Read more...] about Obama and Dems Feel the Magic at Philly Rally
As a student taking exams knows, you never want to peak too soon. You always want to save the best for the exam day. In listening to Majority Whip Clyburn (D. SC) and Congressman Xavier Becerra (D.CA), that’s exactly what the Democrats are doing for the November mid- term election. The Democrats are hitting their stride right now, a few weeks before the mid- terms. That’s exactly what they need to do. Here’s what Majority Whip Clyburn and Congressman Becerra had to say on a recent Center for American Progress Fund conference call. The facts are now being told by Majority Whip Clyburn in a way easily understood by everyone. For instance, in talking about the GOP pledge, which should be called the Gutting of People pledge, Majority Whip Clyburn clearly made his points. The cutting of Pell grants will affect around 8 million students, most of which are African American and Latino who rely on these grants for a quality education. A quality education should be accessible for everyone … [Read more...] about GOP Pledges Gutting of People
Imagine your son or daughter volunteers for military service. Then imagine, he or she is deployed oversees to fight for our country. Next imagine that he or she dies in the call of duty for our country in Iraq. Next, imagine grieving the loss of your child to war. Now, imagine that you attend the funeral of your child where members of an out of town religious sect protest, chant, yell and cause a circus atmosphere at the funeral of your child. Those protestors shout that God is mad at us for the war and many other things having nothing to do with your son and shout the killing of your child is justified. Does the Constitution protect this protest and speech under free speech? Are the grounds of a funeral exempt from this type of behavior and speech? That’s exactly what happened in the case of Snyder v. Phelps. The case of Snyder v. Phelps stems from a 2006 funeral in Westminster, MD where protests by the Phelps’ Topeka, Kansas Westboro Baptist church during the funeral of Marine … [Read more...] about Freedom of Speech or Right to Privacy: Which is Superior?