The Afropolitan Today — Politics

Are You a State Blogger?

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Want to go to the Democratic National Convention in Denver? You can if you are a state blogger, all you have to do is apply for official credentials. A requirements, among others, you have to blog about local/state politics. Heres more info: Download dncc-blogger-credentialing-final-111307.pdf

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Mr. Bush Goes to Africa

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Great piece in the New York Times by Josh Ruxin (who wrote this earlier balanced and narrative-busting piece during the heat of the Kenya Election Violence). This new one talks about President Bush's trip this week in Africa to check on the progress of his AIDS initiatives. He argues that while, yes the US needs to fund programs that fight AIDS and Malaria, the government should also invest in business/technology in Africa. Heres an excerpt to illustrate this point: "In the community of Mayange, Rwanda, a Columbia University project recently rolled out voluntary counseling and testing for AIDS. While the...

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My Fellow (Kenyan) American

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Beverly LwenyaTuesday, February 12, 2008 Barack Obama has 8 straight wins, on top of the wins on Super Tuesday. He has now won 23/35 states and has won every region.  He is not only the most viable African American candidate to ever vie for the presidency, but the most transcendent. A friend of mine mentioned to me the other day that the only thing that her little sister and all her friends talk about in school is Barack Obama. The bright 14 year old was continually asks her big sister how many super delegates there are and how many it...

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More Politics

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

So I've been weighing whether to have more commentary on the US Elections here, the con being that this isn't really a political a blog and the pro being that I love this stuff, and that one of the candidates happens to be "Afropolitan" (although I'm not sure if he would agree/like that term or not). So I've come to the conclusion that since this is my blog I'll do as I please! Ok, well not anything crazy. But I've just been inhaling every bit of news on the primaries/caucuses and would like to throw in my 25 cents worth...

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Next President of the United States

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

  Congratulations to Senator Obama for a Clean Sweep in Washington, Nebraska, Louisiana and the  Virgin Islands.  

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