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New Poll Reveals Why People Didn't Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Every year, millions of Americans are discouraged, harassed and even forbidden from exercising their most fundamental right in an electoral democracy:...

Why So Many Blacks Backed Trump

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Back in July, there was great laughter and knowing nods when some polls showed that then-GOP presidential contender Donald Trump would get 0 percent of the black vote. This seemed about right.

The Election, 2016: Transforming Anger Into Results

Tony Smith | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Tony Smith

Anger impacts our world, every day, in real and substantive ways. It is definitely in the air in this election season, isn't it? Like any engine of high energy it requires a steering wheel, governance, tempering it to be effective, not merely hot.

100-Year-Old Woman Casts Vote After Politicians Tried To Stop Her

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.10.2016 | Black Voices

100-year-old Grace Bell Hardison officially voted in North Carolina on Tuesday from her car. It marked a particularly significant moment for Hardison...

30 Black Voters Display Their Pride On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.08.2016 | Black Voices

On Tuesday, like their fellow patriots, black Americans are headed to the polls to show just how powerful their votes are, despite the hinderances the...

This 107-Year-Old Granddaughter Of A Slave Is Ready To Cast Her Vote

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.09.2016 | Black Voices - Columbia, South Carolina 107-year-old Donella Wilson said she cast her first vote in the 1940s and has not missed a local or nationa...

Majority Of Black Voters Say The Stakes Are Higher In 2016

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― African-Americans aren’t happy about the presidential election, but then again, who is? Enthusiasm among black voters has dropped 34 ...

Black Voters Can Still Make A Difference In 2016

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 11.03.2016 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

Much has been made of early voting data showing soft African American turnout compared with 2012 in important battleground states such as North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Ohio. This is outrageous, and must turn around quickly!

Trevor Noah Says Hillary Clinton Is 'Living The Black Experience'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.03.2016 | Comedy

News reports suggest that black voter turnout may be lower than in the past two presidential elections. But comedian Trevor Noah believes African Amer...

Clinton Isn't Obama To Black Voters, But That's Okay

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Clinton could never duplicate the euphoria that Obama generated among blacks. His candidacy was not seen as a candidacy, but a crusade -- a history-making crusade.

DeRay McKesson On Voting For Hillary: I Agree With Clinton More Than I Disagree With Her

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.26.2016 | Black Voices

DeRay McKesson, a standout figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, has publicly declared that he is voting for Democratic presidential nominee Hill...

Donald Trump Really Needs To Quit Saying 'The African Americans'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.26.2016 | Black Voices

Donald Trump thinks it’s cool to call black people “the African Americans.” It’s not. During the final presidential debate on Wednesday night...

Hillary Clinton: The Caricatured Experienced Politician

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

She is not going to move the voters with her oratory skills, or by making promises that everyone already predicts. She needs to narrow her communication gap with the voters by dispensing with the guarded persona that muddles her message--even though the content in her message is far more defined, corporeal, and nuanced than her opponent's rather murky "plans" (declarations only, no details).

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 01.03.2017 | 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 11.14.2016 | 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 01.03.2017 | 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.