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Gainin' on Ya!

Kellen Abrams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Kellen Abrams

"They still call it the White House But that's a temporary condition, too. Can you dig it, cc?"--Parliament "Chocolate City" In 1975, George Clinton ...

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...

'SNL' Spoofs Obama's Support Among Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

President Obama is polling at around 81% with black voters, a remarkable low compared to the 93% he won in 2012. But does that mean black voters wish ...

We Were Right (So Says the Census): Hidden Swing Voters Tipped the Scales in 2012

Marc H. Morial | Posted 07.21.2013 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

There is no doubt that the opportunity to re-elect America's first black president contributed to record black turnout last year. But, no matter who is on the ballot in 2014 and 2016, we must continue to exercise our voice. We must continue to exercise our vote.

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?

The Obama Era: A New Age in American Politics

Brandon Hill | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Brandon Hill

Folks, it is a new day in America. There is a new kind of rhythm in the streets. There is a new kind of voice in the fray. There is a new kind of optimism in the wind. Welcome to the Obama Era.

Jason Linkins

GOP Still Working Out What's Responsible For 2012 Woes | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Eventually, I feel pretty confident that those tasked with diagnosing the Republican failure to unseat Obama in 2012 will eventually settle on something like, "Well, we ended up with a pretty implausible nominee who couldn't relate to normal human-Americans after the nativist clique that took over the party in 2010 ran off many of our more talented prospects from the race and kept them on the sidelines. And our long primary season was pretty goofy and alienating. Also, as subpar as our candidate was, it probably didn't help matters that we spent the lion's share of the campaign season slagging him publicly until he turned in that one decent debate performance. In retrospect, maybe we shouldn't have done that.

The Last of the Loud

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

There is a line of folk wrapped around the White House who intend to collect on the Obama promissory note they've been holding since 2008. Where are African Americans in that line? Are African Americans even in the line?

Joy in Repetition: What Obama's Second Term Will Mean for Blacks and Latinos

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Smokey Fontaine

Obama's win was not about a racial moment or something else. It was about the proudest of black moments and the signifier of cultural shifts soon to transform our world.

How African-Americans Shaped the Reelection of Barack Obama and What Happens Next

Freeway Rick Ross | Posted 01.06.2013 | Black Voices
Freeway Rick Ross

While I don't agree with every decision Obama has made in his first term, I do believe he has the interest of the working family at heart. My call to Obama and his administration focuses more specifically on African-Americans.

Why African Americans Have to Prove the Pollsters Wrong

Gerry Hudson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

Pollsters are betting that a smaller percentage of African Americans show up at the polls this Election Day than four years ago. We have to prove them wrong. The kind of nation that we will be for years to come is on the line.

Fighting Voter Suppression in Florida With Operation Lemonade

Etan Thomas | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Etan Thomas

We need to make sure that hard work actually pays off -- and people are equipped with the proper tools. Where responsibility is rewarded, everyone has a fair shot, does their fair share and plays by the same rules. That's what this election comes down to.

Romney Courts Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 09.15.2012 | Black Voices

With election day less than two months away, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have kicked into full gear on the campaign trail. While the president e...

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...

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...

Landmark Poll Challenges Assumptions About Obama's Lock On Black Vote

Keli Goff | Posted 09.07.2012 | Black Voices
Keli Goff

While overall unemployment continues to hover around 8.2 percent, among African-Americans the number increased from an already discouraging 13.6 percent in May, to an alarming 14.4 percent.

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...

Is Obama's Campaign Diverse Enough?

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is dismissing "internet fodder" surrounding a photo of his 2012 campaign staff which features many young,...

Van Jones Jokes About Obama Coming 'Out As Gay'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

Former White House adviser Van Jones thinks President Obama has already locked up the support of black voters ahead of the 2012 elections, regardless ...

Obama's Right-Hand Man In Ad Aimed At Blacks

Posted 03.07.2012 | Black Voices

Reggie Love left the White House in December, but Obama campaign has tapped the president's former personal aide for a new ad aimed at African-America...

Gene Demby

After Three Years Of Obama, Are Blacks Better Or Worse Off? | Gene Demby | Posted 03.06.2012 | Black Voices

In 1980, with an unpopular Democratic incumbent in the White House, Ronald Reagan posed a simple, effective question to American voters: Are you bette...

Samuel L. Jackson: I Voted For Obama 'Because He Was Black'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.27.2012 | Black Voices

Samuel L. Jackson made a surprising confession in the March issue of Ebony. "I voted for Barack because he was black. Cause that’s why other folk...

Trymaine Lee

President Obama: We'll Get Through These Tough Times | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama told a gathering of African-American supporters convened at the White House to keep their spirits high and that "we have been t...

Herman Cain, Tavis Smiley & Cornel West: Black Sheep or Wolves in Black Sheep's Clothing?

Frederick Butler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices
Frederick Butler

Regardless of what Cain, West and Smiley say, blacks in America will continue to be in President Obama's corner. Not because we are brainwashed, but because he offers the best chance for the advancement of the community.

Has Black America Become President Obama's Political Mistress?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

If African Americans should not expect any semblance of targeted political support from President Obama, shouldn't that also imply that he should not expect preferential treatment from us?