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Call It Democracy 2012: An Electoral Storm

Matt Kohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Kohn

There is no better time than the present for American citizens to take a look at the history of presidential elections through the lens of the Electoral College.

WATCH: Can Mitt Romney Win The Black Vote?

Posted 01.01.2013 | Comedy

According to polling data, Black voters favor Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in this election by an overwhelming percentage. And while Jimmy Kimmel is ...

Star Jones, and Other Celebs Unite to Get Out the Vote

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 12.29.2012 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.

The Undecideds: Faking Ain't Easy

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

As we're now in the final stretch of political Armageddon -- judging from the intensity and hype of most folks finally paying attention -- there's that ongoing discussion about the "undecideds."

Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen Stand up for Obama and America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In the closing days of a high-stakes election that will be determined by turnout, great stars such as Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen stand tall fighting for the future of America.

WATCH: Harlem Has Some Good Advice For Obama

Posted 10.16.2012 | Comedy

President Obama is in the final stages of debate prep for round two on Tuesday, and "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" wants to help him out. Bell vi...

Why President Obama is the Only Choice for Black Actress and Small Business Owner Brenda Braxton

Rob Smith | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices
Rob Smith

Multi-hyphenate actress/dancer/small business owner Brenda Braxton has many talents from hoofing it on Broadway boards to styling Harlem's hottest residents at her upscale barber shop Bbraxton, but there is only one choice in her mind for the 2012 Presidential election.

Janell Ross

Florida Voter Purge Battle Escalates | Janell Ross | Posted 09.28.2012 | Latino Voices

Two days after Florida reignited the fight to purge suspected noncitizens from the state’s voter rolls and announced plans to refer 36 noncitizens w...

Republicans' Voter Suppression Activities Highlight the Need for Nationwide Reforms

Allan Brawley | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

The stakes are too high to allow another presidential election to be stolen. Fortunately, Mitt Romney and his campaign are currently doing enough damage to their cause to allow one to be cautiously optimistic about the re-election of the president and retaining a majority in the Senate.

Will Obama's Support Of Marriage Equality Keep Some Blacks Home On Election Day?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

In this 2012 presidential election Obama's biggest support base will have dropped precipitously. And it will be because of both the Democratic Party's and Obama's pronouncement on marriage equality.

It's Time to Read American's Owner's Manual

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Do yourself a favor, read the Constitution again, the entire thing, start to finish as it turns 225 years old. And think about what it really means and says. Apply that filter to current issues, world, state, city and even pop culture events and the answers become so obvious, so clear.

Janell Ross

Michelle Obama: Roll Up Your Sleeves | Janell Ross | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

Charlotte, N.C. -- Fresh off her barn-burner convention speech Tuesday night, First Lady Michelle Obama made an appeal Wednesday to the varied constit...

Howard Fineman

The Man Who Is Obama's Problem | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I know that 21st-century campaigns are about micro-targeting individual voters using social media and laser-casting of print, web a...

'Get Them Out!' -- Why Did We See Racism at the RNC?

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

What does it say about the GOP that a group of white males would be so open about their racism in front of a Hispanic Republican and the rest of TV-watching America? I do not know the answer, but it is a fair question.

Party-Switching Former Congressman Warns GOP About Courting Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Democrat-turned-Republican Artur Davis, a former congressman, warned his new party on Thursday that not every African-American audience is going to of...

HIGHLIGHTS: The Multicultural Perspectives On The RNC

Posted 08.29.2012 | Latino Voices

As the GOP convenes in Tampa for the 2012 Republican National Convention, the news media and blogosphere is alight with emotional discussions on how t...

The Plus in Romney's 0 Percent Black Vote Support

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP's aim is not to add a digit or two to the goose egg that polls show Romney will get from black voters. It's to sow seeds of doubt, confusion, and even some hostility toward Obama among just enough blacks to keep them from the polls.

Romney Pulling In ZERO Percent Of Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 10.21.2012 | Black Voices

Take a guess as to what percentage of black voters Mitt Romney is winning this election. Now take whatever number you've got in your head and go lower...

The New Segregation: How Voting Laws Could Destroy Republicans and America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The last week has been all about Paul Ryan: his infamous budget, his fiscal extremism, his disdain for social safety nets like Medicaid, Medicare, and...

GOP Official Says Early Voting Process Should Not Accommodate Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

An Ohio GOP election official who voted against the weekend voting rules that enabled thousands to cast ballots in the 2008 election said Sunday that ...

WATCH: Romney's Video To Blacks Edits Out Boos

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 07.26.2012 | Black Voices

Mitt Romney was famously booed during his speech to the NAACP earlier in July, but you wouldn't know it from watching a new video he's released aimed ...

Say No to Mitt Romney

Brandy Williams | Posted 09.18.2012 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

The bottom line is simple; Romney expects to spit out propaganda, use Blacks in his political war and play us all at the same time.

The Hidden Swing Voters

Leigh Owens | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Leigh Owens

This year's election could prove to be one of the most important in our nation's history and there is at least one group whose vote could determine its outcome: the African-American vote.

Can the GOP Pry Some Blacks Voters Away From President Obama?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A drop off of even 1 to 5 percentage points in the total black vote would still put the president's percentage total at the off-chart number of 90 percent of the black vote, but it would hurt him.

NAACP President: Romney's Speech Was A 'Missed Opportunity'

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Wednesday was a "missed opportunity," according to the organiza...