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Would the GOP Rather See President Obama Fail Than America Succeed?

Etan Thomas | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Etan Thomas

The question I had for the over 60 civil rights leaders after I witnessed them lay the foundation for a specific "black agenda," was how do we defeat the opposition when it appears as though they would rather see President Obama fail then to see America succeed?

Dear Republicans: Chill With the Craziness and Maybe Some of Us Will Vote for You

Dion Rabouin | Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

For generations now African American and minority voters around the country have been loath to even consider associating with the Republican Party. But can you blame us?

Gene Demby

Report Finds That Blacks Could Be This Year's Secret Swing Vote | Gene Demby | Posted 07.17.2012 | Black Voices

The number of black voters who turn out to vote in the upcoming elections could play a huge role in several swing states, according to a report releas...

Gene Demby

The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 And Obama's White Voter Problem | Gene Demby | Posted 07.03.2012 | Black Voices

In the year after the bill that would become the Civil Rights Act was introduced into Congress, the president who stumped for it would be killed, his ...

Obama Campaign To Black Voters: 'We’ve Got Your Back'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign will launch its first national radio ad targeting African Americans on Tuesday, according to a report by...

Lift Every Voice

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Janet Langhart Cohen

I find it a supreme irony that the most powerful black man in America cannot speak to the issues of the most powerless people in the country.

Obama and Me

Trey Ellis | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Trey Ellis

Despite the many missteps of this first term, I am hopeful that in a second, freed from the need to ever again campaign, President Obama will finally help usher in change that we can believe in.

Obama Election Didn't Mobilize Chicago's Black Wards

Chi-Town Daily News | Geoff Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Emma Mitts worked hard in the days before the presidential election to ensure that citizens in her West Side ward would take advantage of the...

White Voters and Obama

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

When Reagan won reelection in 1984, the electorate was 86 per cent white; by 2004, the white percentage had dropped to 77. That's one reason why an interracial coalition is likely to elect America's first black president today.

Once You Go Black...

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

What Geraldine Ferarro said about Obama isn't entirely without merit -- it just entirely misses the fact that there hasn't been a candidate in our lifetimes that didn't benefit from a certain appeal due to their height, wealth, race, name, faith or smile.