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Harlem keeps waiting and hoping for Obama

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The Tribal Spears Gallery filled to the brim over the past hours with Obama supporters donning shirts and pins on which the Illinois Senator’s name was emblazoned across. As the results continue to filter in from around the country, the spirits remain high at Harlem4Obama. “We are going to bring this to Denver,” said Harlem4Obama President Michael Washington. “And continue on in November.”
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Texas continues to cause worry as numbers pour in

Rachelle Bradt, a Harlem resident for 27 years chose to vote for Obama after reading his book, comparing his policies to those of Clinton, comparing his website to those of the other candidates and reading Andrew Sullivan’s article in The Atlantic. “I noticed this campaign was something different, back before all the celebrities did in December,” said Bradt. “This is a historic moment. If we don’t seize this historic opportunity, they don’t come again. We don’t get second chances.”

As results from the Texas primaries began to pour in Bradt said, “We’re looking at every number coming in for Texas. I am guardedly optimistic that it might happen. If Texas goes Obama that’s when I’ll be happy, happy, happy.”

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Obama takes Vermont, Texas; Clinton grabs Ohio

   As per the New York Times website at 8:20 p.m. Obama wins Vermont, and is projected to take Texas and Clinton projected to win Ohio. Polls close in Rhode Island at 9 p.m.

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An undecided voter swings toward Obama

      Not everyone knew what was going on in the Tribal Spears Gallery this evening. Janeka Gray, an employee at Harlem’s Children Zone, stumbled into the gallery to enjoy a muffin, and found herself in the middle of a party in support of Barack Obama. “I am undecided,” said Gray, “but I have been influenced by my friends to support Obama.” Though Gray sees little difference between the two contenders for the Democratic candidacy, she said, “I think people see Obama as a a real American. Most of our Presidents have come from wealthy backgrounds, but he is working class.”

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Tuesday captures the attention of America again

Tuesday proves the ugly step-child to the rest of the days of the week. It certainly doesn’t have the allure of Friday, nor the appeal of Wednesday – which marks a half way point in the work week – and let’s not even begin to compare it to Saturday. Tuesday’s arrival normally stuns the American population, but since the presidential candidates broke through the starting gate on Jan. 8, in New Hampshire, Tuesday has developed a whole new sex appeal.

This Tuesday, March 4, we’re awaiting the election results from Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island at the Harlem4Obama watch party at the Tribal Spears Gallery in Harlem.

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