Black People : Go! Go! Go! Sister "O" and Brother "O"

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  1. abdurratln

    abdurratln Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Oprah Ticket
    The most powerful woman in show business is about to do Barack Obama a big favor.

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    Newsweek
    Sept. 10, 2007 issue - Oprah Winfrey has said she's not interested in running for president—but can she help elect one? On Saturday afternoon, Winfrey will throw the flashiest fund-raiser of the 2008 cycle when she welcomes about 1,500 guests to her Montecito, Calif., home to support the candidacy of Democrat Barack Obama. Tickets are sold out at $2,300 each, the legal maximum for primary-campaign giving. Hollywood stars Will Smith, John Travolta, Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry are all on the guest list. Among the musicians who'll perform: Stevie Wonder and gospel singer BeBe Winans, a Winfrey friend.

    A source close to Winfrey, who declined to speak publicly for fear of angering the TV star, says Oprah bonded with the Illinois senator in 2005 when the pair flew from Chicago to Houston together to visit Hurricane Katrina refugees. "I think Oprah got to see the genuine side of Obama ... and was just blown away," says the source.

    Younger actors and executives in black Hollywood tend to support Obama; older figures support Hillary Clinton. But the Oprah ticket is so hot that some on the fence are contributing the maximum anyway. "Are you kidding?" says actress Holly Robinson Peete. "If she invites you somewhere, you go." Still, that doesn't mean all of Oprah's friends are attending. Producer Quincy Jones, a longtime pal who's even named a wing of his home after Oprah, is co-hosting a Clinton bash on Sept. 14 at Magic Johnson's place. "The house is incredible, and the food and music is going to be topnotch," Jones says. "But there is no competition here at all." Just tell that to the candidates.

    —Allison Samuels

    © 2007 Newsweek, Inc.
     
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    Brother Abdurratln, please include the link to this post.

    Thank you!

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    Okay, I've found the link and decided to add it here!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20546344/site/newsweek/

    Brother, in the future please include the link(s) if you are not the Author of an Article. Also only post a snipet of it and allow others to visit the link(s) to read more.

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  4. abdurratln

    abdurratln Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Pardon the oversight. The piece is attributed. So, it is easy enough to find. Here is the link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20546344/site/newsweek/.
    By now, this is on all of the news wires. But, be assured that few attempts will be made to let us know what is happening.

    Sen. Obama is the best candidate. He may not win. He ceratinly will not win easily. But, we need to get used to the idea. This is the best hope for the USA. All of the crazy stuff that we have seem in recent years will never work because it is based on a lie. So the sooner we deal with truth and reality, the better.
     
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