Michelle Obama On "The Black Vote"

I am a 33 year old African American woman.

I am writing this diary because , as an African American, I have a right to have just as much input, if not more, on issues and statements that are directly aimed at the Black community as those who are not African American. Too many times, when something like this comes up, those who are not African American began , consciously or subconsciously , telling the Black Community how we should think and respond to something that has nothing at all to do with them. So, I am putting in my input first and I am doing it as an African American. I do not speak on behalf of the entire Black Community as you will see later in this diary. This is just my opinion based on my personal experiences as an African American. I will welcome mostly all comments.

Michelle Obama was recently interviewed on MSNBC and asked about her husbands poll numbers with specific regards to African Americans. Here was her response.

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Hillary's Healthcare Plan Will Help African Americans

Cross-posted from DailyKos

Yesterday I posted a diary with information on how Hillary's new healthcare plan (The American Health Choices Plan ) will help women get the care they need.  The campaign's releasing a series of reports on how this plan will help various constituencies, and I thought we'd focus on how it'll help African Americans today.

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Hillary's Healthcare Plan Will Help African Americans

Cross-posted from DailyKos

Yesterday I posted a diary with information on how Hillary's new healthcare plan (The American Health Choices Plan ) will help women get the care they need.  The campaign's releasing a series of reports on how this plan will help various constituencies, and I thought we'd focus on how it'll help African Americans today.

Make the jump with me to learn more...

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"No Foreign Policy Experience" and Black Leaders

As you are all aware, we have had another democratic debate. And while this debate showed what is the typical debate trend -- that being a pile on of the perceived weak candiate -- I notice something.

The charge of "No Foreign Policy Experience" being leveled at Obama.

And while this is a widely used charge, I've notice that it is used, disproportionately, whenever black candidates are running for president. Let's think back to Shirley Chisholm, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Carol Moseley-Braun, Rev. Al Sharpton, and yes, even Alan Keyes. As I always say, perception is everything.

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USA has more prisoners than all of Europe, India, Australia, New Zealand, & Brazil combined !

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Yesterday I posted a diary with indisputable statistical evidence from the UNITED KINGDOM's KING's College of LONDON International Centre for Prison Studies that revealed that although the United States of America has only 4% of the world's "Black" population it contains over half of the Earth's "Black" Prisoners. The reason I use the term "Black" is to make it very clear who is being unjustly imprisoned. There are nearly 2 Million "Blacks" imprisoned worldwide with over 1 Million of them being African Americans incarcerated here in the USA.

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