1. The “Clueless” actress, who voted for barack Obama in 2008, said she supported Romney “because of the state of the country, and I want the next four years to be different.” “I believe him. I watched him, the Governor and his wife, on ‘Meet The Press,’” she explained. “They spoke to me, they seemed authentic and genuine.” Dash also echoed Martin Luther King, Jr. in her support of Romney, saying: “I chose him not by the color of his skin but the content of his character.” Dash first expressed her support on her Twitter account, and received scores of vicious replies.

    — Stacey Dash ‘shocked, saddened’ by attacks after she said she backed Mitt Romney | Fox News

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  1. Posted on 24 August, 2012

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How hip-hop fell out of love with Obama
Barack Obama was once hailed as America’s first hip-hop president. Why have so many rappers now given up on ‘B-rock’?
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    guardian:

    How hip-hop fell out of love with Obama

    Barack Obama was once hailed as America’s first hip-hop president. Why have so many rappers now given up on ‘B-rock’?

    Photograph: Larry Marano/Getty Images

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  1. He is the Canadian-born son of an American mother and Cuban father who fled to Texas at age 18 with $100 sewn in his underwear. His father had fought alongside Fidel Castro against right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista but eventually renounced Castro. And his parents are American success stories: Working their way through college on the pay of his father’s dishwashing job before eventually starting a small business in seismic-data processing for oil companies.

    Cruz’s own story is filled with firsts.

    He was a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review; the first Hispanic to clerk for a chief justice of the United States, in Cruz’s case, William Rehnquist; the first Hispanic solicitor general in the country; and the youngest and longest-serving to hold that position.

    But the Princeton-educated Cruz — who has argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court — showed signs of major promise decades earlier, going back to his high school days in Katy, Texas.

    As a teenager, Cruz made a name for himself after he memorized the Constitution and hit the road to deliver speeches on its intrinsic meaning. The practice paved the way for his first-place finishes at the 1992 National and North American Debate Championships.

    —David Catanese, Politico

    Cruz won his Republican primary last night, by a large margin. He’s poised to become Texas’ first Latino US Senator, but he’s Cuban, not Mexican like the majority of Texas Latinos.

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  1. San Antonio mayor Julian Castro will keynote Democratic National Convention

Democrats’ selection of Castro suggests the party is going to be making a full-court press to turn out Latino voters in November. Western swing states with substantial Hispanic populations like Nevada and Colorado could be crucial for the president in the fall.

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    San Antonio mayor Julian Castro will keynote Democratic National Convention

    Democrats’ selection of Castro suggests the party is going to be making a full-court press to turn out Latino voters in November. Western swing states with substantial Hispanic populations like Nevada and Colorado could be crucial for the president in the fall.

    —Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post

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  1. Meet Utah’s Mia Love and FreedomWorks’ Deneen Borelli, two powerful, take no prisoners black women who are working to change the Tea Party’s image by saying exactly what their white peers are saying, but being black while doing it. Borelli was hired by FreedomWorks expressly to recruit minorities to the movement, and Love, if elected, would become the first black Republican woman ever elected to Congress.

    — Erin Gloria Ryan, Jezebel.

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  1. In large part this election will be about the role of government in our lives and different racial and ethnic groups view that particular issue very differently.

    — Charles Blow, NY Times, "Not afraid to talk about race." - MT

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  1. By the time Davis left his seat in Congress in 2010 to run for governor of Alabama — a bid in which he suffered a crushing Democratic-primary defeat — he’d stepped up his criticism of the Obama administration. However, it wasn’t until last month that he finally made the decision to switch parties. “At the end of the day, being in the Republican Party feels like a more comfortable ideological home for me,” Davis told The Root in an interview. In Part 1 of that exchange, he also explained his political evolution and why, despite sharp ideological differences with Democrats, it was hard to say goodbye.

    — "Artur Davis: Why I left the Democratic Party." - MT

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  1. He tweets funny somethings that put the “wit” in Twitter, and with over 1.6 million likes on Facebook, he certainly puts the “ace” in Facebook. George Takei, the actor who played Sulu on the TV series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, an irregular regular on The Howard Stern Show and an active member of the Asian American and LGBT communities, has hit a nerve (and all your funny bones) with his social media presence.

    It’s only been a little over a year since he’s joined both, yet he’s managed to garner the attention of people from all walks of life, which was what he had hoped to achieve. Takei highlights his two major issues, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and equality for the LGBT community, through humor, which he calls a “powerful weapon.

    — 

     From "It’s More Than Okay to be Takei", Hyphen Magazine’s interview with the iconic George Takei.

    In the current issue, they discuss his popularity on social media outlets and his activism. -CA

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  1. From @shani_o.

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  1. It’s probably safe to say Jelani Cobb disagrees with Kathleen Parker. Interesting to read these two perspectives back-to-back.

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