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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?

It's On: Obama Insider Says Criticism From Black Leaders Is 'Bullsh*t'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices

Is President Obama finally ready to bite back and throw down with black leaders who have ridden him nonstop for the past few months for his lack of at...

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.

Danger Signs for President Obama with Black Voters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Despite the danger signs in the criticisms and disappointment of many blacks, Obama is the only thing that stands between the GOP and their total economic and political ruin.

Alex Wagner

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...

Obama, the Black Agenda & Reality

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

As African Americans continue to bear the brunt of socio-economic hardship, there are some who similarly have unviable expectations of our first Black president.

Black Voters Question Obama's Approach To Race

The New York Times | Sheryl Gay Stolberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was no big speech or fancy ceremony when President Obama observed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday last month. Instead, for his fi...

Black Lawmakers Are Growing Impatient With White House

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Black lawmakers who have largely held their tongues during President Barack Obama's first year in office are stepping up their dema...

Byron York: Obama Not So Popular If You Don't Count Blacks

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Byron York engages in a perennial conservative media stunt -- breaking down poll numbers between blacks and whites to make the point that Democrats wo...

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...

Black American Voters Excited, Slightly On Edge

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- How did it feel to be a Black American voting for Barack Obama on Election Day 2008? Outside the polling station at the corner of ...

Neither Bombs, Rev. Wright or the Gloom of Night

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In the U.S., the possibility of an African American president does not presuppose the end to color prejudice any more than the election of Mandela meant an end to inequalities in South Africa.

Obama Loyalists in Kentucky Full of Enthusiasm Despite Poll Numbers

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

The Lexington Herald-Leader headline blared that "McCain's Lead in State is Safe," but you wouldn't have known it from the bustle at Fayette County D...

The Myth Of Colin Powell's 'Obama's One Of Us' Vote

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Factually, most blacks don't vote for blacks just because they are black. It does not appear as though black America is handing Obama a "he's one of us" vote.

A Prize More Precious Than The Presidency

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Before a single vote has been counted, Obama has captured something that may be far more precious than even the American presidency. He has won the attention of America's black youth.

Charles Barkley: Obama Would Make "Fantastic" President

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

The outspoken athlete and longtime GOP booster says the big question is whether or not white voters will trust a black man. "Once you're inside that little voting booth, try and see Obama as a man, not as a black man."

The Real Problem with the New York Times Article on Racial Divide

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Moore

What is truly amazing at this point in U.S. history is that white voters now view a black candidate about as positively as a white candidate on most issues, and in some cases much more positively.

NAACP Head: Obama Win Won't End Race As Issue In America

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Racial disparity will remain an issue in America, regardless of whether Barack Obama is elected as the nation's first black preside...

Obama Quietly Targets Black Voters

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As they ponder a political map that has spelled defeat for Democrats in the last two presidential elections, Barack Obama's campaign str...

Obama Separates The Men From The Boys

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Wicker

In his Father's Day sermon, Obama made big progress with three tough voter groups, and all without making the slightest reference to any of them.

Obama, McCain Fight Over Clinton Supporters And Crossover Voters

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are fighting hard to win support from independents and uncommitted supporters of Hillary Clinton. At a P...

GOP Rep. Uses Term 'Tar Baby' In Memo About Obama, Election

Politico | Daniel Libit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a 20-page memo on GOP electoral woes, Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) repeatedly misspells Barack Obama's name - it's one R, congressman, not two -- and the...

Billification and Other Bad Ideas

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Bill Clinton is to politics what Isiah Thomas is to basketball. He can hit the political jumper, but he cannot call the plays.

Obama Strategist: Race Won't Be A Problem In The General Election

National Journal | Linda Douglass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's campaign strategist David Plouffe spoke with the National Journal's Linda Douglass about the state of the campaign. When asked about a possib...