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Obama Losing Liberal And Black Support Over Jobs Record | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

Amidst new research showing historic disparity in wealth between whites and minorities, President Obama is facing plummeting approval over his jobs ag...

FEMA Denies Aid to Black Tornado Victims in Minneapolis

Debbie Hines | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

The Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") established to provide federal emergency aid to those in need in times of disaster, is refusing to provide individual aid to help black families living in the north side of Minneapolis, hit hardest by the tornado on June 5.

Netroots Panel On Black Voter Turnout Sparks Debate

Dr. Judy Lubin | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judy Lubin

Joblessness in the black community combined with the oft-heard sentiment that the president has "dissed" his most loyal base has been the subject of h...

The Rise Of The Religious Left

Claire Gordon | Posted 08.19.2011 | Religion
Claire Gordon

To maintain their congregations, churches will have to recruit immigrants and the young, and to recruit the immigrants and the young, their politics will have to shift left.

Why West's Slur of President Obama Got a Headline

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.22.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Princeton University professor Cornell West's silly, shoot-from the lip slur of President Obama as a black puppet predictably got the headline that he knew it would for two reasons.

Racial Injustice Causes Real Pain in the Lives of Black Americans

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

When it comes to black life in America, neglecting our impetus for policy reform has a real consequence on the lives of real people. We focus on silly issues like birth certificates while children die in the streets and the genocide on the futures of young black children continues.

Black Unemployment and the Great Black Disconnect From Obama

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

When black Obama supporters ask suffering African American families to remain silent, they are asking them to accept the fact that Obama is too busy with more important issues to address racial inequality.

Where Does the Gap in Support for Marriage Rights Come From?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Where does the Black-White gap in support for marriage rights come from? The Washington Post details the last-ditch efforts by Black Christian leader...

The Truth About Blacks and Abortion

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

I fear that conservatives plan to use African-Americans in coming years much like they did in 2004 when a small yet significant portion,of African-Americans voters turned out against gay marriage, giving an extra edge to the GOP ticket.

The Results of N'Digo's Latest Poll: Anybody But Rahm

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Rahm Emanuel, a frontrunner in the mainstream media, doesn't fare too well in the People's Polls; Carol Moseley Braun, however, fares well.

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Barbara Lee Says Democrats Will Fight On

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

"The public did not reject the Democrats. This was a referendum in part for change and in part out of anger and frustration over the economy and the job situation."

Will Black Youth, the "Most Connected" Generation Ever, Vote in 2010?

Biko Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Biko Baker

No political party can afford to ignore the black youth vote, nor simply expect to bring them in at the last moment.

The DNC's Efforts to Get Out the Crucial African American Vote

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

In the history of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), there has never been a media campaign so fiercely waged for African American votes in a mid...

Obama Plays the Race Card, and There's Nothing Wrong With That

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Appealing directly to black voters for help is a smart political move: Blacks make up a significant percent of the voters in districts in the states where Democrats are battling insurgent GOP candidates to keep their seats.

While We're on Having "Your Back," Mr. President ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

In recent months, Democrats have pulled a respectable amount of political capital to energize the African American vote, their most reliable voting bl...

Respect My Vote! Hip Hop Caucus and Women of Labor United for the Vote

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. & Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. & Kimberly Freeman Brown


Open Letter to the Black Electorate: Every Egg in the Same Basket, fam?

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

There is a familiar tune that comes up every competitive election cycle: if Democrats are - at that moment - in charge or hold a majority in a particu...

Fox News Has An African-American Problem

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News doesn't just have a problem telling African-Americans apart, the network has trouble attracting African-Americans viewers and finding different ones to appear in Glenn Beck's studio audience.

GOP Strategy to Re-Take Congress: "A Heaping Plate of Soul"

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

President Barack Obama has helped inspire an historic batch of black Americans to run for Congress - against his own party. 32 black Republicans, a r...

Black Republicans' Problem with History

Van Gosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Gosse

Until the G.O.P returns to its roots as the party insisting on the absolute equality of all human beings, for which it fought a bloody civil war, Michael Steele knows he is a man without a party.

Black Voters Want Green Candidates

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

African Americans in a four-state poll believe that everyone, including the government and individuals, can do something to reduce climate change. And they want Congress to enact climate change legislation.

In Georgia, Expect Record Numbers of Black Voters and Serious Tally Troubles

Pia Sawhney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pia Sawhney

The state of Georgia is one of those places northerners would likely choke to death in -- it's endlessly hot, sticky, and riddled with historical iniquities; as evinced by a Superior Court decision as recently as July in which the court ruled all voters must show state-issued ID cards when they arrive at the polls.

Obama Again Reminds He's Not Black President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Congressional Black Caucus got another painful reminder that President Obama is not black President Obama. In a press interview Obama bluntly sai...

Dr. King was a Ph.D not a PHD

Charles Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Butler

October 18, 2009 Today is a special day in my life and always will be, so there are a few things that take precedence over everything else I had p...

Minority Population Growing, Dispersing: Fewer Congressional Districts Are Predominantly White

The March of Diversity | Saturday, December 19, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Hispanics providing the principal engine, the nation's minority population is not only increasing but also dispersing beyond the big cities where...