today in black history

May 30, 2024

African American Episcopal Zion (A.M.E.Z.)Bishop James W. Hood, a fierce advocate for Blacks' rights, was born in 1831.

Preparing for the Headliner

POSTED: September 06, 2012, 3:48 pm

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Our crew in Charlotte has been roaming the city and tracking down delegates and a few famous faces as well. Keep checking the site later this evening for some video postings. The big news of the day of course is anticipation over President Obama’s acceptance speech. Tonight’s activities were moved indoors after first being scheduled for the home field of the Carolina Panthers, Bank of America Stadium (perhaps a good thing for the Democrats given the low opinion of the banking industry) due to the forecast. The DNC claims it had not only maxed out on seats for the stadium but had a waiting list of 19,000 (pretty much as many folks who can fit in the Time Warner Cable Arena). As a consolation to people holding community credentials that would have given them access to the stadium, President Obama held a conference call with the credential holders and the DNC swears that everyone who was left out tonight due to the venue change will get invited to a presidential event in the coming weeks. In any event, expect there to be plenty of drama tonight as Barack Obama makes history again; this time being the first African-American President to formally accept a party’s nomination for re-election. Bill Clinton’s passionate nomination of President Obama set the stage for tonight’s convention closing that will surely strike a celebratory mood.

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