Posted tagged ‘First’

Dallas County’s First African-American District Attorney, Craig Watkins, Named Texan of the Year

December 26, 2008

craig-watkins-588.jpgJan.1, 2007, the day Craig Watkins was sworn in as Dallas’ first African-American district attorney, marked a seismic shift in local politics. Perhaps even more significant than the election of Ron Kirk, our first black mayor, Mr. Watkins’ first two years in office illustrate a commitment to just and effective enforcement of the law; citizens expect as much and rightly so.

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First Football Game in 3-D Fumbles, then Recovers

December 5, 2008

The first NFL game broadcast to theaters live in 3-D fumbled, then recovered Thursday night. Two satellite glitches blacked out the broadcast to theaters in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the first half of the game between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers.

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First AME Pastor Apologizes to Congregation for Alleged Misspending of Church Funds

December 2, 2008

john-j-hunter.jpgThe pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles apologized to his congregants Sunday for any embarrassment caused by disclosures that he had used church credit cards for sizable personal expenses and had failed to pay federal taxes for several years.

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Big Bling Thanks from the President-Elect to his First Lady

December 2, 2008

michelle-obama-dnc2.jpgWhen Barack Obama took to the stage on election night, he was careful to court the dog lovers of the world by telling them he’d be buying his daughters a puppy. What he neglected to mention was the gift that he’d be giving his wife, Michelle.

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Obama’s First Post-Election Interview (Full Video)

November 17, 2008
Part 1

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How Colorado Became the First State to Reject a Ban on Affirmative Action

November 11, 2008

colorado-voters-affirmative-action.jpgColorado voters became the first in the nation to reject a ban on state affirmative action programs, narrowly defeating a measure that California businessman Ward Connerly has helped pass in four other states.

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Kevin Johnson Becomes First African-American Mayor in Sacramento, California

November 7, 2008

kevin-johnson-sacramento-mayor-race.JPGKevin Johnson declared victory in the Sacramento mayor’s race Tuesday
night after the most costly and intensely publicized quest ever for the
city’s top political job.

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