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Tavis Smiley, Obama & Me

And a whole lot of other bloggers too, under one roof at Howard University. Thanks to the kind recommendations of a few fellow bloggers, it looks like I’ve been credentialed by the Media Bloggers Association, along with 20 or more other bloggers, to cover the Democratic Presidential Debate at Howard University.

Democratic presidential candidates plan to be at Howard University on June 28 to be questioned for the first time by an all-minority panel of journalists, and some student leaders view the event as historic.

Three journalists will pose questions to the eight presidential hopefuls, as Tavis Smiley and the Public Broadcasting Service facilitate what is called the “All-American Presidential Democratic Forum.”

With the author, activist and talk show host will be journalists Michel Martin of National Public Radio, nationally syndicated columnists Ruben Navarrette Jr. of the San Diego Union-Tribune and DeWayne Wickham of USA Today.

Looks like I’m finally getting in to Howard.

Seriously, though, it’s pretty cool and I’m very flattered to be recommended and get credentials to cover the event. (Since when have I had credentials?) And I’m looking forward to finding out who else is going to be there. I know Liza and Pam will be there, but the full list won’t be up until later.

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  1. Me too. See ya there.

  2. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on the debate.

  3. What is this “Obama and Me”-It should be “Hillary and Me”