Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist, author and speaker. In February of 2007, Erik was the first to break the story of Barack Obama's ties to militant Chicago preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright on a national level. His book, "Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal ~ America's Racial Obsession," has been called "the definitive book on race politics in America." Erik has a background in music, martial arts, biomedical research, and business. He's appeared on Fox News, CNN, and is a veteran of innumerable radio appearances and speaking engagements. Erik lives in the foothills of Northern Colorado.