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[DNC] (Super)Fly on the Wall: Denver Day 3

The DNC is a HUGE event, and though we couldn’t afford to send a live reporter to Denver, Alumni Roundup has activated our mole secret agent on the scene. For the rest of the week enjoy the quips and observations of our agent Codename: Superfly.

First Some Photos to wrap up day 2…

Day2.3 – My girl and yours, Eleanor Holmes Norton. ‘Taxation without Representation!’

Day2.4 – Work took over, couldn’t get on the floor to see her speak…so I sent in backup! (see Day2.9;  Day2.10)

Day2.5 – Nightlife in Denver during the DNC, one of the sponsors was TV One. I totally got in from… you guessed it! A Bison! Caught a glimpse of Blair Underwood, (and Charles Barkley and comedienne Sheryl Underwood)

Day2.6 – Just when I thought VIP was the spot…I go up stairs and who do I see??? Slick Rick on stage!!! The diamonds he has on his person are insane!

Day2.8 – Rick keeps the crowd wanting more!

Day2.9 – Yes We can!!!

Day2.10 – Hillary Clinton on stage

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[DNC] The Senator from Scranton

Why Joe Biden’s Pennsylvania roots mean more to Obama than his foreign policy cred.

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Aug. 27, 2008–One of the most remarkable things about Barack Obama’s choice of Joe Biden as his vice presidential nominee—apart from the fact that he managed to keep it secret—is that in this remarkably contentious election season, it did not seem to anger anyone. That is a remarkable feat for a party so desperate to win and for a man who has been around long enough to have made more than one generation of enemies.

Even the anger of die-hard Clinton supporters over the choice was not about Biden but about them.

With all his well-documented strengths and weakness—the elder statesman, the brawler, the survivor, the Regular Joe—Biden was the ideal choice for splitting differences; he gives everybody a little bit of what they want, most of all Barack Obama.

Tonight, Joe Biden will need to demonstrate why Obama did not make a mistake. After his speech, debate will proceed apace about what Biden brings to the ticket and whether it is what Obama hoped for. The choice may be a simpler and more pragmatic one that it seems.  >>>Read More

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[DNC] (Super)Fly on the Wall: Denver Day 1

The DNC is a HUGE event, and though we couldn’t afford to send a live reporter to Denver, Alumni Roundup has activated our mole secret agent on the scene. For the rest of the week enjoy the quips and observations of our agent Codename: Superfly.

Currently, I’m working in Denver on the Democratic National Convention. Unfortunately in my work, I’m usually the only or part of the few blacks working on an event. Same goes here, there are a handful of “us”, but would you know that one of those people has turned out to be a fellow Alum!!!!! Oh, my goodness, I nearly fell out of my seat! And of course, the next question is, “Are you on the Roundup?” And her response was, “Yes!!” And today, I made a new friend…

My DNC Highlights from Day 1

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[DNC] Michelle’s Neighborhood

By Kim McLarin | TheRoot.com

Many Americans are waiting for Barack, but Michelle’s place on stage may represent a greater transcendence.

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Aug. 25, 2008–The great Toni Morrison once said in an interview that whenever she bumped up against some incident of racial exclusion or insult as a child, her father would shield his daughter’s tender heart by reminding her, “You don’t live in that neighborhood. That is not your home.”

When Michelle Obama takes the stage as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention tonight, I will think of those words, which pierced me when first I read them. Because of all the remarkable things about this remarkable woman who may become our first lady, what seems most remarkable to me is that Michelle Obama clearly lives in no one’s neighborhood but her own.