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Annual State of the Black Union and Only Hillary Attends?

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February 24th, 2008

Yesterday, the State of the Black Union was held in New Orleans, highlighting the political challenges and issues still impacting Americans based on their race and economic status. Hillary Clinton was the only presidential candidate who arrived to discuss the issues; the other candidates, including Barack Obama, did not appear. You can read Taylor Marsh’s post, Obama Ducks State of the Black Union Forum.

Tavis Smiley and Tom Joyner, radio hosts with Black America Web, have authored the Covenant with Black America book and website. The State of the Black Union has been held for nine years and generated the ten covenants important to the Black Community with the assistance of scholars, entertainers, politicians, and community leaders. The ten covenants are:

You can listen to my audio interview covering issues about the principles of the Digital Divide, including gender politics. I will compare the issues in my next post, including video clips from the event and Hillary’s responses.

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