Will Black Nationalism Reemerge?

Moorbey'z Blog

by Sean Posey

In the summer of 2008, a tidal wave of liberal and youth activists began to carry presidential candidate Barack Obama on a journey leading inexorably to the White House. Town halls and campaign stops attracted droves of admirers-with Obama taking on a persona more akin to a rock star than to a senator from Illinois. However, during a campaign stop in St. Petersburg, something unexpected happened. Obama was greeted during a question and answer session by protesters carrying a sign emblazoned with the question, “What about the Black Community, Obama?”

After attempting to ask Obama questions, and after getting shouted down by the crowd, Diop Olugbala, one of the protesters, confronted Obama asking, “In the face of the numerous attacks that are made against the African community or the black community by the same US government that you aspire to lead. . . why is it that…

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