links for 2010-04-08

  • "BTV247, Inc., the leading digital media company focused exclusively on black culture, today announced that it has begun airing the nation's only daily black newscast. The daily program can be viewed for free at either www.blacktv247news.com or on www.blacktv247.com, the single, largest Internet destination solely focused on black-inspired programming."
  • "Steele was asked if he felt he has a smaller margin of error than others because he's black.

    "The honest answer is yes. It just is," the former Maryland lieutenant governor said. "Barack Obama has a slimmer margin than others."

    "But you take that as part of the nature of it," Steele added. "It's more because you're not somebody they know. … Not old-boy network oriented. … My view on politics is much more grassroots oriented … so I tend to, you know, come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more street-wise. That's rubbed some feathers the wrong way."