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As many African-Americans see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons

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Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson‘s “Gifted Hands” memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him. To King-Baker, Carson’s “up-by-your bootstraps” life story makes him a genuine celebrity worth emulating in the African-American community. But she’s also a Pompano Beach Democrat watching Carson rise in the Republican presidential polls.…

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Kendrick Meek featured in must-read ABC News story: Top spots still elusive for black candidates

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Very interesting read from ABC News: The theory was that Barack Obama’s election as president in 2008 signaled a new era for black candidates trying to win statewide contests for senator or governor. Now, Rep. Kendrick Meek is struggling with the reality… Meek, 6-foot-3 and with the steady demeanor of the state trooper he once was, is upbeat. “I’m comfortable playing the role of David,” he says in an interview in a quiet corner of a hotel lobby here, his brown tooled…

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