Election 08

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the investigation says one of three white men accused of torching a predominantly black Massachusetts church because they were angry with President Barack Obama’s election has agreed to plead guilty.

NewsOne highlights our Top 5 favorite Obama moments from the campaign trail. What are your favorite campaign moments? Tell us in the comments!

The epic election that made Barack Obama the first African-American president was the top news story of 2008 — followed closely by the economic meltdown that will test his leadership, according to U.S. editors and news directors voting in The Associated Press’ annual poll.

John McCain paid a lighthearted visit to David Letterman on Thursday, joking: “I don’t want to talk about the bleeping campaign.”

ABC News has acquired a secret McCain campaign ad that never aired. Republican pundits believe that if it aired the outcome of the election could have been different. WATCH the video here.

Five reasons why last night was such a big deal (other than the obvious): 1) According to the exit polls, African Americans comprised thirteen percent of the electorate last night and went for Obama by an incredible 95% to 4%. In 2004, Blacks were 11% of the electorate and gave 90% of their votes to […]

A new study completed just before President-elect Barack Obama’s historic election found that race was not a decisive factor for young voters.

“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy – tonight is your answer.” President Barack Obama

According to FBI spokespeople, death threats against presidents and presidential candidates are routine. Barack Obama is certainly no exception. On the contrary, the Illinois senator was given more FBI protection earlier in the campaign season than any candidate in history because of the consistency of threats against him. Why, then, should a toothless, absurd plot […]

From http://www.ColorOfChange.com: 5 Ways to Protect Your Vote If there’s one thing we see every election, it’s that Republicans will try to manipulate the rules any way they can to prevent some people from voting. Don’t be discouraged–be prepared. If we’re armed with the right information, we can beat most of these dirty tricks. 1. […]

Bakari Kitwana Asks: Cornel West What does the economic downturn mean for already struggling Black families? In part two of our Bakari Kitwana’s discussion with Cornel West, Dr. West delves into the significance of the racist incidents and responses that reared their head on the campaign trial this year-from the McCain supporter’s taunts to John […]

Barack Obama leads in four states won by President Bush in 2004 and is essentially tied with John McCain in two other Republican states, according to new AP-GfK battleground polling.