A walk around the web…October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Headlines and ruminations from around the internet…
Editor: Valerie Linson

Hopefuls line up for auditions to appear in It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! Little do they know…

The 10 Most Memorable Moments in Presidential Debates
Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post (The Fix by Chris Cilliza), October 2, 2012
Who doesn’t like a good debate? (Here at The Fix, we certainly do.) Debates hold the potential to etch lasting impressions in voters’ minds about presidential candidates’ personalities and policy positions. And part of the appeal of debates stems from memories of past showdowns that have left enduring imprints on our collective political consciousness. (Though, as history shows, there are few examples of debates dramatically shifting the trajectory of a campaign.)
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President Obama will win re-election because he’s …black
George Will, The Washington Post, October 1, 2012
Perhaps a pleasant paradox defines this political season: That Obama is African American may be important, but in a way quite unlike that darkly suggested by, for example, MSNBC’s excitable boys and girls who, with their (at most) one-track minds and exquisitely sensitive olfactory receptors, sniff racism in any criticism of their pin-up. Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure — thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him — seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president. If so, the 2012 election speaks well of the nation’s heart, if not its head.
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Obama, Romney Reject Invitation to Address Black Issues
Freddie Allen, NNPA, October 2, 2012
The NAACP collaborated with the National Newspaper Publishers Association, MSNBC-TV, the Grio, and American Urban Radio Network in preparation for the forum. Veteran award-winning journalist Lester Holt had agreed to moderate.

Jerry Lopes, president of American Urban Radio Network, said on Monday that both candidates declined to appear, citing scheduling conflicts.  NNPA President and CEO Bill Tompkins said that the forums like the one proposed by the black groups would have given Obama the opportunity to outline his support for programs that hope to address issues plaguing the black community.
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Black [Consumer] Power! New Report Examines African American Spending
Zerlina Maxwell, Ebony, October 3, 2012
When it comes to consumerism, Black people run things. Well, sorta.
A new report shows that the Black consumer is among the most powerful of any group. That position means that Black people have clout when it comes to which businesses are successful and which are not. This information reminds us of the possibilities for Black-owned businesses who target their products to Black consumers.
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The Blacker the Hair, the Rarer the Cut
Rebecca Carroll, Jezebel, September 30, 2012
The receptionist at Tommy Guns had to “double check,” but then came back on the line to let me know with great enthusiasm that “we actually have two stylists” who can deal with black hair (with cuts starting at $95 a head). How does she know? “Well, they actually rotate in between both our locations” (their other spot is on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where there are black people, right?). At another salon, the woman who answered the phone sounded almost indignant that I’d asked: “Yes, as a matter of fact we do have someone who cuts black hair.” I told her I didn’t want to be difficult, but how could she be sure? “Well, she is black, so, you know.” Okey-dokes. Promising-ish.
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