Thursday, October 25, 2012

Two Blacks throw in hats for the U.S. presidency

25 October 2012

By José Pérez
Miami Times

"Four years ago, the election of Barack Obama as the first Black president of the U.S., was hailed as a groundbreaking moment in history. But many people may have been unaware that Obama was not the only Black running for the highest office in the land in 2008. Former Congressperson Cynthia McKinney ran against Obama and the Republican nominee John McCain as the Green Party candidate that year.

This year, there are three Black candidates for President of the U.S. that voters in Miami-Dade County will see on their ballots in a few weeks. President Obama, of course, is one but who are the others and what are their campaigns all about? Peta Lindsay is the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s nominee; Stewart Alexander is the Socialist Party USA’s candidate. Each has their own unique story...."

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