In the News: Obama Raises Over $70 Million for 2012 Campaign; Gallup Poll Shows 35 Percent Oppose Death Penalty and More - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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  • Obama Raises Over $70 Million for 2012 Campaign During Third Quarter

President Barack Obama‘s campaign is faring well in the area of fundraising. The president’s campaign committee has accumulated $70.1 million, exceeding a goal set by the campaign of $55 million combined for the July-September fundraising period.

The feat was accomplished through a collective effort by the president’s campaign committee, Obama for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Read more at HuffPost Black Voices…

  • Poll Shows 35 Percent Oppose Death Penalty

A Gallup poll released Thursday found that 35 % of Americans oppose the death penalty–the highest level in nearly 40 years.  It’s the highest opposition since March 1972, when the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was constitutional unless it was applied unjustly.

Read more at The Root…

  • Aretha to Headline MLK Monument Dedication

Singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin will headline the entertainers at this weekend’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. A ceremonial dedication will be held at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the memorial, where the Queen of Soul will perform.

Read more at The Grio…

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