In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention,
former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, "I know we're
coming back" from the worst economic mess in generations and appealed
to hard-pressed Americans to stick with Barack Obama for a second term
in the White House.
Civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the
non-profit organization, the National Action Network, can always be
counted on to address social injustice, especially in New York City. Now
he is focused on inner-city violence and has created a movement for
communities to "take back their streets" and create safe environments.
Nearly four years after Barack Obama was elected to the most powerful
office in the most powerful country in the world, the question remains:
Who is he? He seemed to come out of nowhere. He had served seven years in the
Illinois Senate, and less than four years in the U.S. Senate — a meager
political resume, augmented by a stirring speech at the 2004 Democratic