Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.
While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.
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.
Registration for the 2012 Great Race is officially closed after setting a new record. A total of 15,000 runners and walkers are now signed up to participate in this year’s event.
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.
The Liberty Mile will be run on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in Downtown Pittsburgh.
In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.
Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.
One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
People who claim that Obama is being heckled and disrespected more than any other president tend to have a short memory.
Another major race is coming to Pittsburgh as GNC is partnering with Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon to hold the first GNC Liberty Mile.
Pittsburghers will have a chance to support wounded veterans next month at the 2nd Annual Run for the Wounded Warrior. The November 12th race will start at the North Park boathouse; and participants can choose between a 5K walk/run and a 5-mile run.
Thousands pounded the pavement on the streets of Pittsburgh Sunday morning in the 34th annual Richard Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race.
KDKA-AM’s John Shumway gets all the details for this weekend’s Grand Prix, and finds out what the race is like with one of the drivers.
By Mary Davis The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is definitely an event worth the yearlong wait. Now in its 29th year, the PVGP is America’s largest vintage racing event. It’s also the only race that […]