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Get Out Of Prison, Get Out The Vote

Project Return | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Project Return

Maurice had lost his voting rights when he was incarcerated. Once he had served his time and returned to our community from prison, he fought passionately to have his rights restored. For Maurice, regaining freedom and regaining the right to vote went hand-in-hand.

Obama: Low Turnout By Black Voters Would Be 'A Personal Insult'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama told a predominantly black audience on Saturday that if they want to protect everything the community has fought for over the p...

At Least A Few Black Churchgoers Liked Trump’s Detroit Speech

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics

DETROIT ― Donald Trump’s visit to Great Faith Ministries on Saturday was fervently protested outside, but inside, black churchgoers listened to hi...

Donald Trump’s Lack Of Support Among Black Voters Isn’t Unusual Among GOP Nominees

The Huffington Post | Samantha Neal | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics

Republicans struggled to court minority voters long before Donald Trump became the party’s standard-bearer. Trump has made headlines in the last few...

Only 1 Percent Of Black Voters Support Trump

The Huffington Post | Samantha Neal | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Rounding out one of the worst weeks in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump faces yet another sad reality. According to new NBC/Wall...

12 Reasons Donald Trump Would Not Be Great For 'The Blacks'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices

Donald Trump has had an interesting ongoing saga when it comes to his “relationship with the blacks.” It has been a rocky relationship for decades...

Lift Every Voice and VOTE!!!

Jamell N.A. Henderson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Black Voices
Jamell N.A. Henderson

I strongly feel that we as African-Americans should not only look at voting as a right here in this country, it should be a MANDATE that we go out to the polls and vote.

Hillary Down To The Wire In Nevada

Los Angeles Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has done just about all it should take to win Saturday’s Nevada caucuses....

Hillary Clinton Makes Her Pitch To Black Voters

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton courted the critical black vote on Tuesday as she met with civil rights le...

Key Georgia Democrat Switches From Clinton To Sanders

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

The second most powerful Democrat in the Georgia State Senate on Tuesday switched his endorsement from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders. The announce...

Winning Iowa and New Hampshire Won't Do Much if Bernie Can't Win the Black Vote

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The brutal, political reality is that numbers and, in this case, tradition, are against Sanders in the states that will determine the Democratic presidential nominee. In the space of three weeks after the New Hampshire primary, eight out of the next 13 open Democratic primaries are in the South. South Carolina kicks off that run. Black voters in that state make up nearly 50 percent of the voters.

Why Hillary Has a Lock on the Black Vote

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.31.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The 2016 presidential campaign will be another clear of two parties wildly at odds with each other over political philosophy and the programs that they believe are right for America. Black voters know that, and know that if Clinton is the Democratic presidential nominee she is assured of a lock on their vote.

Mitt Romney Says Hillary Clinton Politicized Baltimore Tragedy To Get Support From The Black Community

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor, said 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's remark...

From Black Celebrities to Black Women, Will Black America Support Hillary Clinton for President?

Antonio Moore | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Antonio Moore

The fanfare around Hillary Clinton's nomination has been at a fervor for months. Unquestionably she stands as the likely next Democratic presidential nominee Yet, the question remains: Will Black America turn out in support?

Reflections on the 2014 Midterm Elections

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Rather than stand and fight, the Democratic National Committee decided to run away and decouple their reelection campaign from the very visible, 24/7 presence of President Obama. This was their "playbook" for holding or increasing Democratic Party seats in the House and Senate. How did that work out?

Urgency of Now: Why We Must Vote

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 12.20.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

With continued officer-involved shootings, attempts at voter suppression, and ongoing racial and economic disparities, it is easy to push voting to the side. But it is precisely because of tragedies like the deaths of young Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island, and because of an unequal educational and employment system, that we need to show up at the polls.

What Black Voters Can Do To 'Shake Up The Political Process'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Black Voices

The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, nearly a month ago sparked much more than outrage over a young man's death at the hands ...

Missouri GOP Director Denounces Voter Registration Efforts In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Republicans are lashing out at activists in Ferguson, Missouri, who are using the protests over the death of Michael Brown -- an unarmed black teenage...

Rove Contends Series On Demographics And GOP

Real Clear Politics | Sean Trende | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Last week's three-part series on demographics and the GOP generated some thoughtful commentary. These arguments deserve a follow-up response....

We Were Right (So Says the Census): Hidden Swing Voters Tipped the Scales in 2012

Marc H. Morial | Posted 07.21.2013 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

There is no doubt that the opportunity to re-elect America's first black president contributed to record black turnout last year. But, no matter who is on the ballot in 2014 and 2016, we must continue to exercise our voice. We must continue to exercise our vote.

'You Can't Just Yadda Yadda Yadda The Last 60 Republican Years'

Posted 04.12.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart began Thursday's "Daily Show" with a look at Rand Paul's visit to Howard University. After announcing that people told him he was either "...

Obama's Reelection: Black People Too Happy, White People Too Mad...

Ise Lyfe | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices
Ise Lyfe

Just a little over a month has gone by since Barack Obama's reelection, and as I stepped out of my house this morning and took in a deep breath, the A...

Jon Ward

Noted Black Republican Says GOP Should Focus On Hispanics | Jon Ward | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's nearly nonexistent relationship with black voters may improve in a decade or two, but not any time soon, said Art...

The New Supermajority: Latinos and People of Color

Clarence Lusane | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Clarence Lusane

While Tuesday's election was an undeniable rejection by tens of millions of the politics of racial animosity, there should be no illusion that the racial panic being exploited by key leaders of the Republican Party and conservative movement is coming to an end anytime soon.

The Voter Suppression We Ignore at Democracy's Peril

Ben Jealous | Posted 01.05.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

To date, nearly six million formerly-incarcerated Americans are disenfranchised. This is a massive injustice, to be sure, but the real story is that these felony disenfranchisement laws that target former offenders are being enforced in 2012 in key states where they were not in 2008.