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Yep, Donald Trump Was Once Popular Among African-Americans

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.30.2016 | 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 03.21.2017 | 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 03.10.2017 | 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 12.20.2016 | 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 03.02.2017 | 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 02.23.2017 | 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 02.17.2017 | 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 02.12.2017 | 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 02.11.2017 | 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...