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Obama Uses Radio To Appeal To Black Voters

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic s...

Trymaine Lee

Obama Taps Campaign Star To Rally Crucial Black And Minority Vote | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.01.2012 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- When Michael Blake became an organizer with then-Senator Barack Obama's 2008 presidential election campaign, he was just 25 and was already...

Has Black America Become President Obama's Political Mistress?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

If African Americans should not expect any semblance of targeted political support from President Obama, shouldn't that also imply that he should not expect preferential treatment from us?

Falling Out of Love With Obama

Omar Tyree | Posted 11.08.2011 | Black Voices
Omar Tyree

As we now head toward a reelection campaign, where the president asks the people to "Finish what we started," the African-American community is forced to ask itself, which "we" is President Barack Obama referring to?

Elijah Cummings: Obama Needs To 'Fight Harder' For Black Community

Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), responding to the high unemployment rates in the black community, said that African-Americans feel President Barack Obam...

Obama, the Black Agenda & Reality

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

As African Americans continue to bear the brunt of socio-economic hardship, there are some who similarly have unviable expectations of our first Black president.

Is President Obama in Danger of Losing the Black Vote?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The fact that Valma Hart in a crucial public forum on national TV had the audacity to confront the President with a perfectly legitimate concern speaks volumes about the level of unrest among some core Obama supporters.

African-American Voter Turnout in 2010 May Hinge on the President Who Happens to be Black

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

An African-American friend told me that "Obama is not the African-American President. He's a black man who happens to be the President." Will that no...

Women And The 2008 Election: A New Majority

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

While some celebrated that New Hampshire just became the first state to have a majority of women legislators in one of their chambers, the question to ask is, why are they the only ones?

Obama Election Didn't Mobilize Chicago's Black Wards

Chi-Town Daily News | Geoff Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Emma Mitts worked hard in the days before the presidential election to ensure that citizens in her West Side ward would take advantage of the...

Our Eyes Have Seen The Glory

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Cooper

On November 5th, I examined the red, weary eyes of my fellow taxpayers, which showed the residue of a sleepless night spent checking every news channel to see if it was really true.

NAACP Head: Obama Win Won't End Race As Issue In America

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Racial disparity will remain an issue in America, regardless of whether Barack Obama is elected as the nation's first black preside...

GOP Rep: Obama Could Destroy Us In The South

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida Rep. Adam Putnam doesn't think Barack Obama can win the South. But he predicts Obama's campaign strategy will cause Republicans significant do...

Ninety-nine and a Half Won't Do

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lapham's Quarterly

Obama's nomination is perhaps most starkly contrasted with the unbridled hatred encountered by African American politicians during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period between 1865 and 1877.

Watch: NYC Hip Hop Community Discusses Obama's Candidacy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Watch members of the New York hip hop scene discuss Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's candidacies: ...