While this year we have seen setbacks in several states, we also have seen citizens standing up against attempts to make voting more difficult. We can take the lessons we have learned this year and come out battling in 2012 against these efforts to stop the vote for political gain.
The Democracy Restoration Act would strengthen our democracy by creating a broader and more just base of voter participation. No citizen should be denied their right to vote due to a past criminal conviction.
In 1965, President Johnson said at the Voting Rights Act signing: "Today is a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield." But yesterday, Attorney General Holder reminded us that the battle to secure the right to vote for all Americans is not over.
The push against voter fraud is mostly a partisan effort to depress minority voting. It's no coincidence that new registration and voter ID requirements are being introduced and supported by Republicans and disproportionately impact African-Americans and Hispanics.
A "large turnout" tends to favor Democrats over Republicans, labor over management, poor over rich. Obama is running for reelection in 2012 and voter turnout again will be crucial.
Looking back, some may have believed that Herman Cain was some index of the ultimate limits of post-race discourses. Yet, Herman Cain's candidacy has been shrouded in so much absurdity, that it's hard to see him as anything other than a performance artist.
Ann Coulter, the woman who makes her money with silly soundbites, decided to offend half the world by stating that "our blacks are better than their b...
Herman Cain's notion that he can get a big chunk of the black vote is intriguing, but a fantasy. Cain, though, is hardly the first to step into fantasy land with the notion that the GOP can grab lots of black votes.
Those who support Obama should address the real challenge he faces: Re-inspiring those who voted for him, as well as potential new voters, with empirical evidence of those things he has accomplished.
For too long, conservatives have blamed Black leaders for Republican failures with Black voters. Herman Cain's view suggests that looking inward is something the Republicans are unable, or unwilling, to do.
Has the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) been silent for the last three years? Or has the lazy mainstream media overlooked a strong Black Congression...
As we now head toward a reelection campaign, where the president asks the people to "Finish what we started," the African-American community is forced to ask itself, which "we" is President Barack Obama referring to?
Since flash mobs are the new fad, perhaps politicians should join in the fun. Political leaders could form a flash mob where they all actually get together and do something for the American people, instead of taking care of themselves and their corporate partners.