BlueRidgeNow.com - Hendersonville,NC,USA Black, Latino, and Asian voters now comprise almost a quarter of all voters. And they voted overwhelmingly for Obama -- 95 percent of Blacks, 66 percent of Latinos and 61 percent of Asians. R ...
Posted Sunday, November 16th 2008 at 10:34AM
The Obama campaign has made a massive push to register blacks, who make up 20% of the population, as well as Latinos and students at the four colleges in the district. Obama will need these voters to eke out a win in Prince William. And if he does th ...
Posted Monday, October 27th 2008 at 7:57PM
The critical region for childhood-obesity onset was located within 80 kilobases of exon 1 of BDNF; serum BDNF concentrations were 50% lower in patients with heterozygous BDNF deletions (P=.001), according to the researchers.
“Hyperleptinemia is a ...
Posted Monday, October 27th 2008 at 7:39PM
By Hans Nichols and Kim Chipman. Obama is targeting Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado, all states won by Republican President George W. Bush in 2004. Collecting the 19 electoral votes total in those three states could help offset a potential loss of O ...
Posted Sunday, October 26th 2008 at 12:57PM
Deric Muhammad of the Nation of Islam calls McClelland's death an "exact copycat" of the 1998 James Byrd case, also in Texas.
Byrd, a black man, was chained by the ankles to the back of a pickup by three white supremacists and dragged for three m ...
Posted Sunday, October 26th 2008 at 11:06AM
Levels of economic disparity in major US cities, including New York and Washington DC, are comparable to those of African cities, a United Nations report has concluded.
The UN-Habitat report "State of the World's Cities" released on Thursday said ...
Posted Friday, October 24th 2008 at 1:51PM
China says new liquid milk in line with melamine limits
The latest tests found that Chinese liquid dairy products met the new temporary restrictions on melamine, the country's top quality control agency said on Saturday.
It was the ninth investi ...
Posted Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 1:17PM
In Washington, D.C., the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, issued a statement calling the incident a "senseless act of violence." Hillary Ross Browning expressed sympathy for the victims and issued a call for peace on Dayton ...
Posted Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 12:41PM
Four years ago, nearly 500,000 registered black voters stayed home, a significant figure considering that President George W. Bush beat John Kerry by 381,000 votes. There were 1.2-million black voters overall in Florida.
What's more, hundreds of t ...
Posted Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 12:40PM
Though the bailout may restore order to the financial system and eventually filter through the economy by making it easier for businesses to secure capital, few analysts expect it to swiftly reverse the nation’s fortunes. Housing prices continue to f ...
Posted Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 12:37PM
On "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, vice presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill said Palin "more than ignored" some of her questions -- she "blew me off." She added that Palin decided to "give a stump speech" instead of a debate, and that there's " ...
Posted Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 12:31PM
While many across America consider Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin some kind of phenomenon, many Blacks in Alaska see the governor of their state as a person not interested in the inclusive posture of her predecessors.
“Blacks d ...
Posted Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 12:25PM
If the White unemployment rate were 11.4 percent, someone other than a humble columnist would be asking about a bailout for the unemployed. But because we are simply looking at a Black unemployment rate, there has been little discussion about what to ...
Posted Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 12:22PM
Polling places in six battleground states, including many with large minority populations, could be overwhelmed on Election Day because officials have not allocated enough voting stations, machines and poll workers, a study released Thursday by a civ ...
Posted Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 12:21PM
Nationwide, low-income Americans vote at much lower rate than wealthier citizens. According to a 1990 survey published by Harvard University Press, almost 9 out of 10 individuals in families with incomes over $75,000 reported voting in presidential e ...
Posted Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 12:12PM