As I attempted to log into my hotmail account I didn’t even make it past the home page. You can tell it is an election year. Just yesterday it was announced that the state of North Carolina will ban gay marriage and civil unions. This has gained the attention of activists across the nation and apparently the POTUS as well.
As election time draws near both Democrats and Republican leaders seem to be reaching for votes. MSNBC reports that today President Obama has announced that he believes that same sex couples should be allowed to get married. In the past President Obama has endorsed “civil unions” as an alternative to gay marriage. The “civil union” stance on gay marriage was typical of Obama’s middle of the road campaign style. He’s the “compromise” President trying hard to keep everyone happy. It’s been suggested that pressure from the “left” has prompted Obama to update his stance on gay marriage. That being said, Obama is also reported as saying that he believes marriage legislation should be left up to the individual states. Really? Are you paying attention? (continue…)
(Via Allhiphop.com) Grammy Award winner and political activist, Mississippi rapper David Banner, is set to appear at Harvard University with The League of Young Voters for a summit of leading scholars, activists, and artists.
“The L.A. Riots: Twenty Years Later” Conference, to be held on April 27 and 28 at Harvard’s TSAI Auditorium in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will take a retrospective look at the six-day L.A. Riots of 1992, sparked by the acquittal of Los Angeles police officers who beat Rodney King on video. The conference also looks to examine the riots in the context of democracy and inequity today, a time of economic crisis and revolution in much of the world.
At the conference, Banner will discuss how America has changed from the days when Rodney King was assaulted to the Trayvon Martin uprising 20 years later. The rapper will be accompanied by Henry Louis Gates Jr., panelists from Harvard University, NYU, Temple University, and more.
Just recently Hilary Rosen made headlines for disparaging remarks directed toward Ann Romney. It’s reported that the Obama Administration was pressured to distance itself from the statements of Hilary Rosen. Now it’s Mitt’s turn. The politically driven YT channel DemRapidResponse has posted a video featuring audio from a radio show in which Romney referred to “getting to know” Ted Nugent as fun. The video then features clips of controversial and inflammatory remarks that Nugent has made toward the Obama administration:
Dennis Kucinich expresses concern over the role that the U.S. government plays in the destabilization of Middle Eastern states as well as other issues in a 2008 Democratic Debate: