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Today in Black America - Nov. 6

POSTED: November 06, 2008, 12:00 am

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The New York Times reports that the Obamas are acutely aware of the symbolism behind being the first Black family in the White House.


The New York Times reports that President-elect Obama made inroads into the South as he appears on the verge of capturing three states of the former Confederacy.


New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd suggests President-elect Obama and his family can restore a sense of dignity to the White House.


The Washington Post looks at the positive reaction worldwide to the election of Senator Barack Obama as President.


In the Washington Post syndicated columnist Eugene Robinson looks at the emotional impact of Senator Barack Obama’s victory on the Black community.


The Washington Post looks at the transition the Obamas face as they prepare to move to Washington, D.C. to their new home, the White House.


The Los Angeles Times reports on the death of Black music executive Jheryl Busby at age 59.


The Christian Science Monitor explores the historic turnout in the 2008 presidential election.


The Chicago Tribune reports civil rights activists warn that there is still much work to be done to ensure equality of opportunity in the United States.


The Chicago Tribune looks at the source of ballots cast for Senator Obama in Tuesday’s election.


The Chicago Tribune looks at the pride in Kenya over the election of Senator Barack Obama as President.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution profiles the 106 year-old woman Senator Obama referred to in his victory speech.


The Philadelphia Inquirer looks at President-elect Obama’s winning coalition.


The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that some Philadelphia Eagles players felt the emotion behind Senator Obama’s historic victory.


The Indianapolis Star looks at the reaction to Senator Obama’s victory on a Black radio station in Detroit.


The Toronto Star reflects on the meaning of Senator Barack Obama’s victory to the memory of the struggle over voting rights for Black Americans.

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