While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?
The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.
Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is sounding the alarm about what he says is an attempt to suppress the African American vote. And, he used a weekend conference in San Francisco of the black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha to rally people to the polls.
The NBA draft was held Thursday night, but the dream of being drafted is distant for most athletes who play college ball.
An African American sailing group is suing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club for the right to challenge Oracle Racing as the United States representative to the upcoming America’s Cup.
An anonymous email sent to CBS 5 Wednesday criticized a staffroom board that reminds teachers to keep “our black and brown boys in mind” as racist. But the principal of that school said the board is not racism, and isn’t going anywhere.
Controversy is brewing at a San Jose school district over displays of African-American and Latino boys placed in teacher’s meeting rooms.
Several Tuskegee Airmen were in San Francisco Tuesday night to attend a screening of a documentary that tells the story…
Last year, 13 Oakland public school students were murdered, 11 of them were African American boys. To stem the epidemic of gun violence, the Oakland School District launched a class that teaches African American manhood development.