Posts tagged "Mitt Romney"

Was it racism? Our top 10 head-scratchers of 2012

Right after televising Gabby Douglas' gold medal victory in the summer Olympics, NBC aired a commercial featuring <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFBHjgpIq7I">a monkey gymnast taking gold on the rings.</a> The <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2183284/Gabby-Douglas-NBC-forced-apologise-ad-features-monkey-doing-gymnastics-right-AFTER-victory.html">network later apologized</a>, citing poor timing and explaining, "No offense was intended."
Every year, we at The Chicago Reporter compile a list of stories we call “head scratchers.” Those incidents that make you scratch your head and think:  ”How, in this day and age, can this happen?” It’s probably no surprise that the presidential election makes several appearances in this year’s top 10 list, as well as... Read more »

SLIDESHOW: A day at the polls

Air Force One arrives at O’Hare International Airport in the early morning hours of Nov.6, 2012 in Chicago. President Barack Obama and his family will be spending Election Day in the city where his political career began. Photo by Jonathan Gibby.
The most expensive political race in recent history comes down to this day. Now that all of the billions have been spent, the voters will have their say. Besides choosing who will be in the Oval Office for the next four years, voters in Illinois are also casting ballots for Congress, the state legislature and... Read more »

The other Romney fought segregation, why don't we?

The other Romney fought segregation, why don't we?
My family is from Detroit. My four times great grandfather, George Cottrell, was one of the founders of St. Clair County, up river from the Motor City. He and his French descendents helped settle the region. Another hundred years later, my grandmother’s grandfather arrived from Germany and married my great great grandmother, who also hailed... Read more »
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Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: 10th Congressional District

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: 10th Congressional District
It’s never too late to get answers on the important issues. With only hours before counting returns from the election begins, we bring you the last Q&A in our series. For the past several days, we’ve asked some politicians from our area how they would help their communities in terms of race and poverty. In... Read more »

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: 2nd Congressional District

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: 2nd Congressional District
For the past several days, we’ve asked some politicians from our area how they would help their communities in terms of race and poverty. In this latest installment, we’re featuring the 2nd Congressional District race. The race includes Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Republican challenger Brian Woodsworth and Independent Marcus Lewis. Jackson’s spokesman told us... Read more »

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: Danny Davis vs. Rita Zak

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: Danny Davis vs. Rita Zak
The 7th district includes the suburban neighborhood of Oak Park, which is known for its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and stately homes. But Oak Park, and many other communities in the 7th district, also have low-income residents whose needs include affordable housing and employment. In this series we’ve been talking to politicians about issues surrounding... Read more »
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What's Up This Week: Election Day, the other Romney, a post-racial US, and declining unions

What's Up This Week: Election Day, the other Romney, a post-racial US, and declining unions
Election Day. The billions of dollars spent, the contentious debates and passionate speeches all come down to this day. On Nov. 6 voters head to the polls to pick their leaders from the White House to local races. The Other Romney. Republican Mitt Romney caught a lot of flack about his opinion on government aid when... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Kimbriell Kelly's favorite WTFs and election extravaganza

The Barber Shop Show: Kimbriell Kelly's favorite WTFs and election extravaganza
Last week on The Barber Shop Show, we had a farewell gathering for our publisher and host of the show, Kimbriell Kelly. She is leaving The Chicago Reporter shortly to be an investigative reporter at The Washington Post. For her last show before the election, we focused on one of her favorite segments: the WTFs we... Read more »

Asian Americans push for greater political clout in Illinois, nationally

Asian Americans push for greater political clout in Illinois, nationally
It’s high time the Asian American community had a stronger political voice, locally and nationally, said a number of advocates working to make the group more politically significant this election cycle. During a news conference call early this week, a national pollster and several activists discussed the results of national and statewide polls that indicate... Read more »
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Race and poverty roundup: Trayvon Martin, 'Hoodies and Hijabs' rallies, IL Senate blocks Crete detention center, and more...,

What’s moving in the world of race and poverty, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. The killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has set off a debate on race, hoodies, lobbyists, guns, and “Stand Your Ground” legislation around the country, one that has culminated in four seperate rallies in Trayvon’s honor in the past week in... Read more »