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Supreme Court Weighs The Role Of Race In Alabama Redistricting

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a dispute over the use of race to redraw political districts that turns the usual argume...

Reflections on the 2014 Midterm Elections

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.07.2014 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Rather than stand and fight, the Democratic National Committee decided to run away and decouple their reelection campaign from the very visible, 24/7 presence of President Obama. This was their "playbook" for holding or increasing Democratic Party seats in the House and Senate. How did that work out?

Showing Their Strength: Women of Color an Undeniable Force Among American Voters

Maya L. Harris | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Maya L. Harris

As the fastest-growing segment of the nation's largest voting bloc and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote, women of color are a key voting bloc with the power to affect electoral and policy outcomes.

For the LGBTQ, Black, and Undocumented Communities: Get Out to Vote!

Cristina Jiménez | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Cristina Jiménez

Heroes in our movements for equality have fought for and have stressed the importance of civic engagement, and as the future of this country, it is our civic duty to uphold those values and encourage people to vote.

GOP Again Peddles Pipe Dream of Nabbing Black Voters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP crows that it will back 17 African-Americans for Congress in the mid-term elections. But the party's outreach effort to blacks is little more than cosmetic PR window dressing.

Black Voters Need to Wake Up

Karen Hunter | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices
Karen Hunter

I am a registered Republican. And I'm black. I'm for civil and equal rights. A raise in minimum wage, I'm for a woman's right to choose an abortion. My switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party was not about ideology but about power.

GOP Trying To Woo, Suppress, Minority Vote

NYMag | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

This weekend, the Supreme Court, by its customary 5-4 partisan split, issued an emergency ruling upholding Republican-authored voter-identification la...

Urgency of Now: Why We Must Vote

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 12.20.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

With continued officer-involved shootings, attempts at voter suppression, and ongoing racial and economic disparities, it is easy to push voting to the side. But it is precisely because of tragedies like the deaths of young Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island, and because of an unequal educational and employment system, that we need to show up at the polls.

Rand Paul Says He Can Get 30 Percent Of The Black Vote In 2016: Here's How He'll Do It

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

Now before the liberal left and cynical political observers fall off their chairs laughing, consider this isn't just wishful thinking from Rand Paul. If there's anybody in the 2016 Republican field with even a puncher's chance of pulling this off, it's Paul.

People's Opinions On Voter ID Laws Can Be Racialized Thanks To One Image

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

A new study reveals a disturbing truth about voter ID laws -- which require individuals to show identification before they are allowed to cast a vote ...

Jennifer Bendery

Black Voters May Carry Kay Hagan To Victory In November

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP Legislator Says He'd 'Prefer More Educated Voters' Over Black Early Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

A Republican state senator complained on Tuesday about a predominantly black Georgia county's move to make early voting available at a mall on a Sunda...

What Black Voters Can Do To 'Shake Up The Political Process'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Black Voices

The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, nearly a month ago sparked much more than outrage over a young man's death at the hands ...

Missouri GOP Director Denounces Voter Registration Efforts In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Republicans are lashing out at activists in Ferguson, Missouri, who are using the protests over the death of Michael Brown -- an unarmed black teenage...

Race Will Continue to Haunt Rand Paul

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul is far and away the only 2016 GOP prospective presidential candidate who has made even a smidgen of an effort to crack the GOP's toughest of tough sales, and that's to woo black voters.

Mighty Obliged

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Black Voters' New Path To Power

Daily Beast | Roland S. Martin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Black Voices

Conventional wisdom says black voters are the most reliable Democratic voting blocs in American politics. But Tuesday’s election results in the U.S....

Thad Cochran Attempts To Thwart Tea Party Challenge

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to un...

The Blackmocrats

Hermene Hartman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

The Democratic Party takes the Black vote for granted and lines up with the ministers as political ambassadors, while the business of the Black community is ignored. At the same time, there is very little Black political participation with the Republicans.

Jon Ward

GOP Senator Faces Steep Challenge In Runoff Turnout Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As election returns came in Tuesday night in Mississippi and it became clear that the Republican Senate primary was headed for a runoff,...

Only Some Southern Whites Are the New Blacks (and Many Are Not)

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Southern Whites didn't vote for Obama (and by association, won't vote for Democrats). So argues the New York Times' Nate Cohn in a provocative piece entitled "Southern Whites' Loyalty to G.O.P. Nearing That of Blacks to Democrats."

2014 Warning to Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

To mobilize the Democratic base, the president and Democrats in Congress are going to have to do things much differently -- fight much harder, battle much more visibly and act much more boldly than they have in recent years.

Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Many in the widespread coalition that make up "Heeding Cheyney's Call," are stating that the racially inequitable funding formula is the main reason that Cheyney, an all-time great institution, now has an all-time low student enrollment.

Ted Cruz's Father: Black People ‘Uninformed' And ‘Deceived'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Evangelical pastor Rafael Cruz, father of tea party star Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), called black and Hispanic voters “uninformed” and “deceived" d...

How High Black Voter Turnout Gave Terry McAuliffe His Win

Posted 11.07.2013 | Black Voices

One of the big questions of the next few years of politics is whether Democrats can replicate the “Obama model” of minority turnout without the pr...