Black Americans: Dreams and Realities
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Barack Obama won 95% of the black vote in November, but African Americans are anything but unanimous on what his election will mean. We’ll hear differing views about race relations, national policy and role models. Also, Obama’s impact on Southern California.
Barack Obama declared that Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday should begin a new tradition of service. Today, with the First-Lady-to-be, he surprised a group of volunteers in Washington, DC sending cards, letters and packages to troops serving overseas.
Photo: US President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle (L) pose with a group of volunteers during a National Day of Service Project. MANDEL NGAN/Staff/Getty Images News
- Cheryl Contee: blogger, @ch3ryl
- Wayne Bennett: blogger, The Field Negro, @fieldnegro
- Glen Ford: Executive editor of Blackagendareport.com
- Rachel Skerritt: High school principal and novelist living in Boston
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