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On Voter Registration Day, Let's Talk About Restoring Voting Rights

Rashad Robinson | Posted 09.28.2016 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

With the United States' voter registration rate among the lowest in the developed world, there's no doubt we need a National Voter Registration Day. But, if our country wants to work towards a goal of getting more Americans to vote, we also need a Voting Restoration Day.

Congresswoman Asks Black Millennials Not To 'Give The One-Finger Salute' And Stay Home On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

Black millennials who don’t vote could end up helping Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump win the general election, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis....

This Is What The Audience Looks Like At A Trump Event On African-American 'Concerns'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump continued his supposed outreach to African-American voters on Wednesday with a pair of events at a black church ...

Five Things to Know Before You Vote in 2016 | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

Election Day is less than 50 days away! It's time to make sure you've checked off all the things you need to vote in 2016. Deadlines are fast approaching and some states will open early voting in September. Waiting or ignoring deadlines could put your vote in jeopardy.

Why Are Black Ministers Inviting Trump to Their Churches?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In the space of less than two weeks, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump did something that few thought possible, let alone desirable. He went to not one, but two black churches in Detroit and Flint, Michigan.

Birther Issue Reborn: Trump To Make Statement On Obama Birth

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump said he planned to address President Barack Obama’s citizenship on Friday, a day after he re...

Donald Trump Doesn't Care About Black People

Ian Squires | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Ian Squires

In the immediate wake of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster, rapper Kanye West sounded off with a blunt assessment of the President: “George Bush d...

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...

Trump Met With A Few Black Leaders In Philadelphia. The Public Wasn't Welcome.

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump met Friday with 12 black Philadelphia community leaders and business people ― most of them politically active Republicans ― for a rou...

Common Sense Policies And Why Every Vote Counts

Stephen L. Hightower | Posted 09.27.2016 | Black Voices
Stephen L. Hightower

Opportunity and hope for the Great American Dream is a façade, often absent in the African American experience, an ongoing fight to placate the burni...

It Turns Out Trump Isn’t Speaking To Black Churchgoers In Detroit

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices

Big buzz garnered this week around news that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would be delivering his first speech before congregants at a...

Donald Trump's Black Voter Delusion

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 08.30.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

Donald Trump won the Republican nomination by swimming in the rotten river of racial stereotypes and invective. And Black people know him well enough that a few speeches here and there won't change anyone's mind.

Yep, Donald Trump Was Once Popular Among African-Americans

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump’s efforts to woo black voters have been, for lack of a better word, unconventional. Rather than meet with leading African-American offi...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the nation watched as an increasingly desperate - even sad! - Donald Trump scrambled to shore up his bankrupt campaign. His latest attempt at a pivot - to use the pundits' preferred euphemism for blatant pandering - was pandering in the form of abandoning (pandbandoning?) his signature policy, the mass expulsion of 11 million undocumented immigrants. On Wednesday, he said if they paid back taxes, they could get legal status -- though this was, he assured, "no amnesty." But poor, desperate Donald is a failure even at pandering. His new policy is suspiciously close to what he relentlessly mocked his primary opponents for. Back then, he called Rubio a "lightweight choker" and Cruz "weak on illegal immigration," for proposing similar policies. Call it the Trump Paradox: he changes every position without the slightest hesitation and yet he's somehow always the same - as we saw this week when, surrounded by white people in Jackson, Mississippi, he called Hillary Clinton "a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future." No matter how many Trumps his new team rolls out, and no matter how much the shameful establishment Republicans who have endorsed him wish otherwise, he's a comically transparent man who's incapable of evolving and growing. As Trump himself put it, "I am who I am." It may be the only completely true thing he's ever said.

Mike Pence LOL'd At Trump's Absurd Claim To Win Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.25.2016 | Black Voices

Donald Trump’s delusion has led him to claim that he would win over 95 percent of the black vote if he were to run for president in 2020. Well, cur...

Donald Trump's Pitch To Black Voters: 'What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump pitched his candidacy to black voters Friday, suggesting they vote for him in November because they are desperat...

Trump Calls The Slavery Era A Good Time Before Reaching Out To Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to improve his abysmal image with black voters during a Wisconsin trip on Tuesday. But he fell flat...

Teens Convince Parents To Change Their Vote

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.29.2016 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Billy Cruz On a sweltering day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14-year-old Nia Carter took me on a tour of the RV she and her family have been us...

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.