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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 12.23.2016 | 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 12.04.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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...

'Civic Eagle' App Wants To Bring Americans Face To Face In Online Debate

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology

Whether a social network will become popular depends upon far more than the technology its creators deploy. Its fate rests on who its earliest users a...

GOP Still Drinking Its Kool Aid On Black Voters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

You can count on it like clockwork in the run-up to a presidential election. A GOP presidential candidate will make a much-publicized declaration that the GOP will shift gears and go all out to court black voters.

Note to Stephen A. Smith, Stick to Sports -- Not Politics!

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Carl Jeffers

We all have our areas of specific and recognized expertise, and to that end it is always advisable to maximize our credibility and stature within our area of expertise as we are then subject to far less questioning and challenges than when we venture outside of that area.

Stephen A. Smith's Delusion About Black Voters Is Nothing New

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Stephen A. Smith is just the latest in a long line to peddle the delusion that the GOP can change its ways and become an open-arms party for blacks.

Black Influence on Political Power Starts With Fair Voting Rights

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.24.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

If "Black Lives" REALLY MATTER, then we must acquire and exercise the right to vote to insure that we elect officials who will impartially administer the laws and manage those State and Municipal Agencies having jurisdiction over our children and our own daily lives.

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?

Showing Their Strength: Women of Color an Undeniable Force Among American Voters

Maya L. Harris | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Maya L. Harris

As the fastest-growing segment of the nation's largest voting bloc and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote, women of color are a key voting bloc with the power to affect electoral and policy outcomes.

For the LGBTQ, Black, and Undocumented Communities: Get Out to Vote!

Cristina Jiménez | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Cristina Jiménez

Heroes in our movements for equality have fought for and have stressed the importance of civic engagement, and as the future of this country, it is our civic duty to uphold those values and encourage people to vote.

GOP Again Peddles Pipe Dream of Nabbing Black Voters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP crows that it will back 17 African-Americans for Congress in the mid-term elections. But the party's outreach effort to blacks is little more than cosmetic PR window dressing.

Black Voters Need to Wake Up

Karen Hunter | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices
Karen Hunter

I am a registered Republican. And I'm black. I'm for civil and equal rights. A raise in minimum wage, I'm for a woman's right to choose an abortion. My switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party was not about ideology but about power.

GOP Trying To Woo, Suppress, Minority Vote

NYMag | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

This weekend, the Supreme Court, by its customary 5-4 partisan split, issued an emergency ruling upholding Republican-authored voter-identification la...

Urgency of Now: Why We Must Vote

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 12.20.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

With continued officer-involved shootings, attempts at voter suppression, and ongoing racial and economic disparities, it is easy to push voting to the side. But it is precisely because of tragedies like the deaths of young Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island, and because of an unequal educational and employment system, that we need to show up at the polls.

Rand Paul Says He Can Get 30 Percent Of The Black Vote In 2016: Here's How He'll Do It

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

Now before the liberal left and cynical political observers fall off their chairs laughing, consider this isn't just wishful thinking from Rand Paul. If there's anybody in the 2016 Republican field with even a puncher's chance of pulling this off, it's Paul.

People's Opinions On Voter ID Laws Can Be Racialized Thanks To One Image

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

A new study reveals a disturbing truth about voter ID laws -- which require individuals to show identification before they are allowed to cast a vote ...

Jennifer Bendery

Black Voters May Carry Kay Hagan To Victory In November | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

DURHAM, N.C. -- Chris Johnson is a senior at North Carolina Central University, a historically black university in Durham. In November, he’s plannin...

GOP Legislator Says He'd 'Prefer More Educated Voters' Over Black Early Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

A Republican state senator complained on Tuesday about a predominantly black Georgia county's move to make early voting available at a mall on a Sunda...

What Black Voters Can Do To 'Shake Up The Political Process'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Black Voices

The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, nearly a month ago sparked much more than outrage over a young man's death at the hands ...

Missouri GOP Director Denounces Voter Registration Efforts In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Republicans are lashing out at activists in Ferguson, Missouri, who are using the protests over the death of Michael Brown -- an unarmed black teenage...

Race Will Continue to Haunt Rand Paul

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul is far and away the only 2016 GOP prospective presidential candidate who has made even a smidgen of an effort to crack the GOP's toughest of tough sales, and that's to woo black voters.