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by Hermene D Hartman,Rickey Hendon

ISBN: 0883783096
ISBN13: 978-0883783092
Language: English
Publisher: Third World Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2009)
Pages: 199
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

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White enough? It's a fine line that he must walk. Senator Rickey Hendon has been an Illinois State Senator since 1992.

White enough? It's a fine line that he must walk. He currently serves as an Assistant Majority Leader, Co-Chairman of the Senate Executive Appointments Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Environment and Energy Committee and a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus.

Illinois State Senator Rickey Hendon talked about his book Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma (Third World Press, 2009)

Illinois State Senator Rickey Hendon talked about his book Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma (Third World Press, 2009). He served in the Illinois State Senate with Barack Obama and campaigned for him during his presidential race. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Your purchase helps support C-SPAN.

Hendon begins ""Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma"" with Obama's announcement of his presidential bid on February 10, 2007, and follows his entire campaign in a journal-like fashion, all the way to the November 4, 2008 election. Since the book was compiled from a journal that Hendon kept of events as they were unfolding during the marathon campaign, we find ourselves transported back to Super Tuesday to race endlessly against a tenacious Senator Hillary Clinton, dodge scandals involving militant pastors and terrorist friends, to play running mate roulette with Republican opponent Senator John McCain.

An African American agenda Is he White enough? A personal confrontation VWB (Voting While Black) : Obama's State Senate voting record Mississippi : a winning Southern strategy Gain the world and lose your soul The speech of a lifetime The Mexican standoff : why are Latinos voting fo. .

An African American agenda Is he White enough? A personal confrontation VWB (Voting While Black) : Obama's State Senate voting record Mississippi : a winning Southern strategy Gain the world and lose your soul The speech of a lifetime The Mexican standoff : why are Latinos voting for Hillary and not Obama? Super delegates/super dilemma Real change or chump change? Dream ticket or nightmare? The art of war The Comeback Kid, again!

See if your friends have read any of Rickey Hendon's books.

See if your friends have read any of Rickey Hendon's books. Rickey Hendon’s Followers (1). Rickey Hendon. Rickey Hendon’s books. Backstabbers: A Political Handbook.

Hendon begins Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma with Obama’s announcement of his presidential .

Hendon begins Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma with Obama’s announcement of his presidential bid on February 10, 2007, and follows his entire campaign in a journal-like fashion, all the way to the November 4, 2008 election.

Enough Enough Enough Lyrics: Turn off the lights, I wanna sleep all day, I've got designer bones with boutique .

Enough Enough Enough Lyrics: Turn off the lights, I wanna sleep all day, I've got designer bones with boutique pain, Would be a cliche if I cared enough, I've had enough, enough, enough, If all this TH. Well, they say I'm only human, that's news to me And I miss my old shows on the BBC When I was just a kid, I never hurt enough I've had enough, enough, enough, enough, enough! I say I do this because it's what I need Throw away the claims of vanity Just a hypocrite that sings of love I've had enough, enough, enough. The clouds hang like skeletons Holding up the Earth I will do what I can to make this worse.

One is Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma. That was my first book, on Third World Press. I have a new publisher now for a book that just came out called Backstabbers, also about politics, and it’s on Chicago Academy Publishers. So I write and produce, I’ve written songs. Earl Powell, probably one of the most talented producers in Chicago. Jennifer, Slick and I used to be in his studio before she went to Florida and California and all that, before Slick got his CDs out. Earl is Jennifer’s Chicago producer and a very good friend of mine. My nickname is Hollywood.

""Barack is caught between two worlds and struggles for acceptance by either side-Black enough? White enough? It's a fine line that he must walk,"" writes Illinois state Senator Rickey Hendon, in ""Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma,"" a personal memoir of the historic 2008 presidential election. Hendon, an African American senator from Chicago's blighted West Side, was a veteran politico firmly aligned with other Black leaders when the man who would go on to become the golden presidential hopeful was an upstart balancing atop America's cultural fence in one the most notoriously segregated cities in the nation. This newcomer was of a different stock than Chicago's old guard, which boasted icons such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, late Mayor Harold Washington and Minister Louis Farrakhan, and was initially eyed with some suspicion-even by Hendon himself as the two served side by side in the Illinois state Senate. And as Hendon explains in this book, the phenomenon that became Barack Obama, the audacious presidential hopeful, was created not just by wooing America's whites, but also by winning acceptance by America's Blacks. Hendon begins ""Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma"" with Obama's announcement of his presidential bid on February 10, 2007, and follows his entire campaign in a journal-like fashion, all the way to the November 4, 2008 election. This running account is peppered with Hendon's own observations, insights, inside information, and personal anecdotes of his long history with Barack Obama. Hendon pulls no punches and offers a warts-and-all look at how Obama's campaign tiptoed across a tightrope to gain the confidence of white Americans without angering African Americans-the latter not always being successful. Since the book was compiled from a journal that Hendon kept of events as they were unfolding during the marathon campaign, we find ourselves transported back to Super Tuesday to race endlessly against a tenacious Senator Hillary Clinton, dodge scandals involving ""militant"" pastors and ""terrorist friends,"" to play running mate roulette with Republican opponent Senator John McCain. Some of the discussion deals with issues and incidents that have long since been resolved, and perhaps even forgotten, however, the memory of the uncertainty, the tough choices, the curve balls, the dirty tricks, the surprise game changers, and most of all, the nail biting stress, is preserved just as we should all want to remember it-when we were there!

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BLACK ENOUGH/WHITE ENOUGH: THE OBAMA DILEMMA, Illinois state senator Rickey Hendon's real-time account of Barack Obama's ascension to the presidency, reads like a live report of the historic 2008 election. Knowing how everything turned out takes some of the wind out of the sails for readers as I write this in 2011, but this book should be in a time capsule so decades from now people can know the excitement felt by those who were there as Obama startled the world.

Obama served in the Illinois state senate with author Hendon. Asides in the book's narrative include the time the two nearly came to blows - a side of the aggressor Obama the public has yet to see.

Being a white guy who grew up in an all-white town, I find the African-American Hendon's account of being stopped by Illinois law enforcement who noted two black men with one white woman (the wife of one) in a car in the year 2008 a sobering reminder of just how remarkable Obama's success really is. Hence the title, BLACK ENOUGH/WHITE ENOUGH, as it asks if Barack Obama is black enough to stand up for all people and white enough to still get elected.

Read BLACK ENOUGH/WHITE ENOUGH: THE OBAMA DILEMMA.

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