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    2012 Democratic National Convention, Day One

    The first night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included presentation of the party platform for a final vote by delegates. Speakers included former President Jimmy Carter,…

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    Rosa Parks Funeral Service

    Past and present elected officials, Congressional Black Caucus members, civil rights leaders, noted clergy, and other dignitaries attended the funeral of Rosa Parks, who died October 24,…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day Three

    Day three of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included acceptance speeches from President Obama and Vice President Biden. Prior to the opening gavel several speakers from North…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day Two

    Activities at the second day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included official nomination of the party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates and a roll call vote…

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    State of the Black Union 2009, Afternoon Session

    Civil rights activists, scholars, and policy analysts gathered to discuss their thoughts and insights on the challenges facing African-Americans. Tavis Smiley moderated a question and…

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    Thomas Friedman Remarks to U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Thomas Friedman talked about his most recent book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, on global changes and how the U.S. is…

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    Newsmakers with Antonio Villaraigosa

    Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa previewed the convention. He also talked about the presidential tickets and campaign issues. 

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    Education Reform

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan and mayors and superintendents of Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago talked about their school reform initiatives. Topics included early childhood…

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    Arianna Huffington and Nancy Pelosi Remarks

    At an annual comference of mayors, Arianna Huffington spoke about her Internet site’s partnership with state reporters to spotlight local innovation. House Democratic Leader…

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    Latino Vote and the 2012 Election

    Hispanic leaders talked about issues in the 2012 election affecting Latino voters. Among the topics they covered were immigration, jobs, and unemployment. They also talked the…

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    Mayor Bloomberg Remarks on Education Reform

    Michael Bloomberg talked about education reform the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting. Topics included testing standards and youth violence.

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Press Conference

    Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Mayors held a news conference at the organization’s annual winter meeting.

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    Partisanship in Congress

    Columnist David Brooks made introductory remarks at the No Labels national leadership meeting. He spoke about the problems of partisanship in Congress and conformity with…

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    Politico Playbook Breakfast with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa previewed the week ahead at the Democratic National Convention. He discussed President Obama’s economic record, the labor movement,…

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    Immigration Reform

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked about immigration policy, saying that the “time is now” for reform. It was noted that President Obama vowed to push for…

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    Gangs and Youth Violence

    Panelists talked about prevention of youth and gang violence. Among the issues they addressed were levels of violence in urban centers, the role of law enforcement officials, family…

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    Crime in America

    During the Democratic National Convention, mayors and other urban officials called on the 2008 presidential campaigns to focus on crime in America and the challenges of urban/metropolitan…

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    Education Initiatives in Chicago

    Chicago Mayor and President Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel discussed school and community college initiatives in his city.

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    Presidential Town Hall Meeting

    President Obama held a town hall meeting with California citizens at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center in Los Angeles to talk about the economy and his administration’s stimulus…

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    Democratic National Convention Day 3 Afternoon

    Candidates, office holders and others spoke to delegates about the Democratic position on several issues including affirmative action, hate crimes, gun control, health care and…

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