?uestlove’s Obama fundraiser

I’m a bit late on this one but have to give props to black folk taking care of their own.

Okayplayer, Taste Crew, URB , Sutra Lounge , and ?uestlove connected for a fundraiser for Democractic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama raising $5,600.00 for his campaign! 

There is another kind of black apart from the welfare-dependant or Cristal-swigging stereotypes African Americans seem to be pidgeonholed in to.

Here’s hoping that some of that self-starting community-minded spirit can rub off on the black people in the UK.

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Get your class war on

hate to rant on about the same thing but as I type news of the spectacular collapse of HBOS shares streams over the airways.

There’s an interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal analysing the effect that the financial crisis is having on the US election campaign.

The main line of argument is that : “There is simply no way to blame this disaster, as Republicans used to do, on labor unions or over-regulation. No, this is the conservatives’ beloved financial system doing what comes naturally.”

The question is, will Obama be ready to step to this financial challenge in a convincing manner? Guess it has similarities to New Labour, previously seen as the party of boom and bust, marketing itself as the party of the economy in the ’97 election campaign.