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Black Voter Turnout

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?

How High Black Voter Turnout Gave Terry McAuliffe His Win

Posted 11.07.2013 | Black Voices

One of the big questions of the next few years of politics is whether Democrats can replicate the “Obama model” of minority turnout without the pr...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Representative Is The House, Really?

Posted 12.19.2012 | Black Voices

This year's election signified a serious change in diversity as particular voting groups turned out in record numbers. Young people, African Americans...

Why the Citizens Who Can Should Vote and Why 96 Million Citizens May Not

Curtis Gans | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Curtis Gans

The religion of civic responsibility and duty has atrophied. There has been a decline in both the quality of education and the quality and quantity of civic education in the schools, only now beginning to be righted.

WATCH: Romney's Video To Blacks Edits Out Boos

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 07.26.2012 | Black Voices

Mitt Romney was famously booed during his speech to the NAACP earlier in July, but you wouldn't know it from watching a new video he's released aimed ...

Gene Demby

Report Finds That Blacks Could Be This Year's Secret Swing Vote | Gene Demby | Posted 07.17.2012 | Black Voices

The number of black voters who turn out to vote in the upcoming elections could play a huge role in several swing states, according to a report releas...

A Silver Lining For Blacks In Wisconsin Recall Battle?

ColorLines | Brentin Mock | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices

This story originally appeared at ColorLines. It may not feel like there's anything positive to make out of the unsuccessful bid to recall Gov. Sco...

Can African American Voters Save Us From Ourselves?

Michael Wenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wenger

The firewall for Democrats this November is the African American vote. There are 14 competitive U.S. Senate races -- as well as 20 competitive U.S. House races -- in which the black vote could potentially decide the winner.