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Method To Madness In Trump's One-Percent Black Voter Support

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump's aim is not to add a digit or two to the goose egg that polls show that he will get from black voters. It's to reassure his angry white base that he'll be their solid firewall in the Oval House against entitlement happy Democrats, and supposed government hand out leeching minorities.

Gainin' on Ya!

Kellen Abrams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Kellen Abrams

"They still call it the White House But that's a temporary condition, too. Can you dig it, cc?"--Parliament "Chocolate City" In 1975, George Clinton ...

Dismantling Bernie's Moral Monopoly

Maximillian Ashwill | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Maximillian Ashwill

It seems that Sanders and his supporters have monopolized the moral high ground and cornered the market on outrage. At the same time, their moral purity is unencumbered by a morally reprehensible election strategy.

A Primer for Trump Supporters on Delegate Theft in the GOP Primary

Terry Smith | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Terry Smith

Although Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is rarely if ever eloquent, there's a silver-tongued simplicity to his promise to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants: they didn't play by the rules, so they must go.

Getting to Black Voters via Text!

Richard Fowler | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices
Richard Fowler

As the mainstream media continues to suffer from what many would call an "issue-attention cycle," stories about the black community have failed to rec...

Clinton, De Blasio Assailed For Racially Charged Joke

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - A comic gag turned into a gaffe for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, ...

Trump's Version of an African-American Voter Outreach Campaign

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.20.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump's aim is not to get any substantial support from blacks, since that's an impossibility, but to sow seeds of doubt, confusion and even a little hostility toward Clinton among just enough blacks to keep them from the polls in the must-win, battleground states.

States With Struggling Economies Aren't Feeling The Bern

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business

Given Sen. Bernie Sanders' message in this Democratic primary -- "The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time," his...

The Republican Party's Opportunity to Engage Black Voters

Brian Hawkins | Posted 03.09.2016 | Black Voices
Brian Hawkins

The black experience in America is stricken with the government's failure and inability to redress social and economic issues that disproportionately affect blacks. This is the message that Republicans need to take to mobilize black voters and show that the principles of free markets and limited government works for all Americans.

Fewer Democrats Are Voting This Year In (Surprise!) States With Strict New Voter Laws

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

As voting rights advocates predicted loud and often, new voter ID laws seem to be hitting Democrats harder than Republicans. GOP voter turnout in this...

Bernie and the White Savior Shuffle

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

If Sanders' tenure with black folk in Vermont is any indication, he's hewing to the Democratic Party playbook--ignore black voters until you have to go south of the Mason-Dixon or Black History Month rolls around, then "freedom fight", and photo op, like hell.

America Needs More 'Porch Talk' - And Not Just Every Four Years

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Every four years, America has a "porch talk" in South Carolina as attention shifts to the first in the south presidential primary. South Carolina has been known as "a bellwether" state that holds its primary early and forecasts which way black voters will swing nationally.

We Absolutely Could Give Reparations To Black People. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

Let's say you're driving down the street and someone rear-ends you. You get out of your car to assess the damage. The person who hit your vehicle gets...

New Hillary Clinton Ad Targets Voters Of Color And Features The Voice Of God, Morgan Freeman

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton released a campaign ad Thursday featuring a voice-over by actor Morgan Freeman. "Her church ta...

Why Bernie Sanders Is In Deep Trouble In South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has spent months trying to win over black voters -- a demographic that is essential to winning the ke...

Black America Asks: Who Is Bernie Sanders?

Ben Jealous | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

He has the best racial justice platform of any presidential candidate -- but every part of his platform helps African-Americans.

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...

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Harry Belafonte, Cornel West, Danny Glover, and Ben Jealous Are Voting for Bernie Sanders

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Like every other community in the United States, African American intellectuals and political leaders represent a wide range of viewpoints, and while Dr. Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates might disagree on certain issues, they're voting for Bernie Sanders.

The Congressional Black Caucus' PAC Endorses Clinton, Sparking Controversy Among Young Black Voters

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

With the South Carolina primary just weeks away, Hillary Clinton scored a key endorsement on Thursday from the Congressional Black Caucus' Political A...

Here's Why Black People Should Think Twice Before Voting For Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton has the black vote in her hands. Eighty percent of black Democratic voters intended to cast their ballots for the 2016 ...

'New Jim Crow' Author: Hillary Clinton Doesn't Deserve The Black Vote

The Nation | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seems. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to...

I Only Voted For Obama 'Cause He's Black. Now What?

Ifeoma Ike | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ifeoma Ike

Black people don't necessarily need to see a leading Black contender in 2016. They need true connection beyond the Nae-Nae dance and random visits to our barbershops. They need real proposals that connect to their every day, inequitable, Black, concerns.

The Majority of Black People Will Not Vote for Donald Trump

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

Trump remains convinced that blacks will turnout for him heftily in the general election. Here's why he's wrong: On the issues that matter most to black people--the economy, violence, education and healthcare--Trump is consistently on the wrong side of the debate.

Meet Bernie Sanders: Where the Black Voter Fits Into His Ambitious Plan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

On the surface, Sanders looks like a concerned 74-year old grandfather who has spent his political career serving a state that is 95 percent White. But go a little deeper and you will find that there is much more to the man who some believe has what it takes to pulverize the political machine.

Hillary Clinton Is Overwhelmingly Popular Among Black Americans

The Huffington Post | Yujia Pan | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

Black Americans view Hillary Clinton far more favorably than they do any other presidential contender, according to a Gallup survey released Monday. E...