Jan 18th, 2009
11:00 pm
January 18th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Kenyan heritage

By Jessica Letchford NEW HAVEN, 11:50 p.m. — With all of the excitement and patriotism surrounding the inauguration events in the U.S., it’s easy to forget about the rest of the world. But, in fact, the events leading up to and concluding in the inauguration of America’s first black president have a significant impact not only […]

Nov 4th, 2008
5:10 pm
November 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Hair statements

By Martine Powers CHICAGO, 5:00 p.m. – 17-year-olds Logan Spears and Miguel Pazoz from West Virginia visited Barack Obama’s former barbershop to have his name shaved into the backs of their heads. Then, they ate in Valois’, Obama’s favorite diner during his years in Hyde Park. Next, they plan on tracking down sold-out tickets to […]

Nov 4th, 2008
4:52 pm
November 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Election Day, more like “Obama Day” in Hyde Park

By Martine Powers CHICAGO, 4:40 p.m. – According to 61-year-old Roilynn Brown, today is Obama day. “Obama day! Obama day!” Brown chants to passersby on 53rd street in South Side neighborhood Hyde Park while handing out copies of the Hyde Park/Bronzeville community newspaper. “Here, take your newsletter.” Brown stands outside of a Dunkin Donuts, opening […]

Nov 4th, 2008
11:53 am
November 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Obama returns home to cast his vote

By Isaac Arnsdorf CHICAGO, 11:38 a.m. — Here in Hyde Park, the leafy South Side neighborhood where Barack Obama made his home and launched his political career, his neighbors say they remember voting for him when he was their state senator. But, they said, they never would have predicted that they might some day vote […]

Nov 4th, 2008
2:27 am
November 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized
A Tune For Obama

By Martine Powers CHICAGO, 1:19 a.m. — As satellite uplink trucks from news stations worldwide thronged alongside the entrance to the site of Tuesday’s Obama rally in Grant Park, a leisurely ballad rang out into the night, accompanied by the velvety strumming of a guitar. “Oh, oh, oh…. Obama… The Declaration of Independence… The Bill […]

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