Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Zandria F. Robinson to talk about the concept of "country cosmopolitism" and her new book, "This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South". Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Memphis.
The Democratic National Committee today announced the first ad in a seven figure national paid media campaign for the fall that will mobilize key constituencies of the Democratic Party to turn out in November’s election. The first ad, ‘Obstruction’ features President Obama and will air on African American radio stations nationally.
To hear the pundits tell it, the reason Democrats took a big hit in Tuesday night’s midterm elections was the sinking popularity of President Barack Obama. And certainly, he’s not riding quite as high in the polls as he was a few years ago.
But whatever the political challenges that Obama and Democrats faced in 2014, the story looks different when you look at the record, rather than the outcome of one election.
Party politics might be souring the president’s narrative right now, but t...