Tag: black voters

Klobuchar Seeks Black Support in Race to Be Biden’s Running Mate; Trump Campaign Sells “You Ain’t Black” Shirts

Photo: Getty Images Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is reportedly in the running to be Joe Biden’s choice for vice president candidate, is apparently now trying to shore up her credibility with the black community. Advertisement According to a new story from the Washington Post, Klobuchar has spent the past few weeks scrambling to repair […]

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Biden Hires Karine Jean-Pierre As Senior Adviser Amid Push To Engage Black Voters

Source: Gary Gershoff / Getty As the general elections draw closer, Joe Biden is continuing to build his campaign team and now political strategist Karine Jean-Pierre has been selected as a senior adviser. According to The Washington Post, Jean-Pierre will advise on strategy, communication and engaging with crucial communities such as Black people, women and […]

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We’re Not Polarized Enough

Many of our political forebears pined for more polarization. For much of the last century, America’s two parties were so ideologically diverse that social scientists, politicians, and pundits fretted about the incoherence of their identities and the murky stakes of any given election. There were liberal Republicans—figures like New York’s Jacob Javits and Nelson Rockefeller—as […]

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Joe Biden Names His New Plan For Black People After The Negro National Anthem

Battling sexual assault allegations that have recently dogged his presidential candidacy, the presumptive Democratic nominee on Monday made an effort to appeal to the bread and butter of his support base — Black people — by naming his new plan for African Americans after the Negro National Anthem. Joe Biden‘s “Lift Every Voice” plan addresses […]

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Michelle Obama Says She ‘Understands’ Trump Voters But ‘Our Folks’ Who Didn’t Vote Felt Like ‘Slap In The Face’

Source: Dutch Press Photo/WENN.com / WENN Michelle Obama is clearly disappointed with Black people who didn’t come out to vote in the 2016 presidential election, and she’s letting her frustrations known in her upcoming Netflix documentary “Becoming” according to New York Post. “It takes some energy to go high, and we were exhausted from it […]

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A Truth About The Formerly Incarcerated: They Have The Right To Vote

Source: iOne Creative As a formally incarcerated individual, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to reintegrate back into society. Although you’ve served your time behind bars, the challenges that follow in the free-world sometimes feel like another sentence. It isn’t easy. There are difficulties obtaining everything from housing to employment with a criminal […]

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Does Biden Really Need To A Black Woman To Beat Trump? Stacey Abrams Thinks So

The notion that Joe Biden absolutely must pick a Black woman as his running mate in order to win the 2020 election got some pushback on Wednesday during a segment on CNN that featured a graphic showing three potential candidates who were white. The smiling faces of Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren next to […]

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White People Continue to Stand Alone in Their Support of Trump, Survey Confirms

Photo: Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM (AFP via Getty Images) As part of their storied tradition of doing the absolute least when more is required of them, white people remain demographic outliers in their support of Donald Trump, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that pits Trump against his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice […]

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How Is the Coronavirus Affecting Black Voters? A New Poll Reveals Key Takeaways for 2020

Photo: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI (AFP via Getty Images) The 2020 elections will forever be marked by the coronavirus, but how the pandemic will affect voter turnout—and equally as important, voter mindsets—remains to be seen. A new poll from the political action committee BlackPAC, however, provides some important insight into the pandemic’s impact on black voters in […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The Presidential Primary Elections

Source: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Getty Even though former Vice President Joe Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee after Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race, there has been confusion about how the presidential primary works. Here’s what you need to know to unpack the primary process. What is a primary? Simply put, a primary is […]

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Trump Campaign Disavows ‘Black Americans’ Group Working To Get Him Re-Elected: Report

A new report further puts into question the president’s sincerity when he discusses his efforts to endear himself to the Black community. And while that may seem like a no-brainer for someone who has a decades-long record of discriminating against Black people, what was strange this time around is that the Black community in question […]

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Biden Has Older Black Voters On Lock, But What About The Younger Ones Who Supported Bernie?

Source: Facebook/BernieSanders / Facebook/BernieSanders Bernie Sanders suspending his campaign may have cleared the way for Joe Biden to be the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, but Wednesday’s announcement also renewed the urgency behind an existing set of key questions that have yet to be definitively answered. Perhaps chief among those questions is whether Biden, who […]

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Supreme Court Forces Wisconsin Voters to Choose Between Their Health and Their Ballot

Photo: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI (AFP via Getty Image) Wisconsin voters face an impossible choice this Election Day: protect their health, or protect their voice at the ballot box. That difficult decision was placed at their feet this week thanks to the Supreme Court, which, in a partisan decision, ruled to toss out tens of thousands of […]

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How Wisconsin’s In-Person Primary Especially Endangers Or Silences State’s Black Voters, Or Both

Pictured: A woman leaves the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building after not being able to cast her ballot at the already closed drop-off site in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 6, 2020. | Source: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Getty The decision to hold in-person voting during Wisconsin’s primary on Tuesday could have a devastatingly dangerous effect on […]

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The Caged Ballot

A week before last Thanksgiving, a group of Republican attorneys gathered at the tony Madison Club a few blocks from the Wisconsin State Capitol to learn what they could do to help reelect President Trump. Established in 1909, the club has hosted Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, as well as the Dalai […]

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Bernie Sanders’ African American Aides Blame ‘Higher-Ups’ For Snubbing Black Voters

Source: Joe Raedle / Getty Bernie Sanders has taken some major losses in his run for president and many political commentators have consistently questioned his efforts at securing support from Black voters. Now, some of his aides and allies are offering insight into the major problems of his campaign, and most of it seems to […]

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To the Rescue: D-Nice, Michelle Obama Join Forces for Voter Registration ‘Couch Party’

Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) While he has yet to make his auspicious debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DJ D-Nice is a whole ass superhero. For real. Since launching his virtual block parties, dubbed “Homeschool,” on Instagram Live last week, the former Boogie Down Productions rapper has quite literally provided the soundtrack to self-quarantine […]

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Do Black Voters Really Prefer Biden? African Americans Donated The Most To Bernie

Source: MANDEL NGAN / Getty A new report could shed light on how money flows through politics and how large donations to candidates don’t necessarily equal support at the polls. According to a study carried out by Plus Three — a people of color-owned technology and fundraising firm — Black Americans donated nearly $41 million […]

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Bernie Sanders’ Path to Victory Looks Mighty Slim

US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders(I-VT) speaks to the press after loosing much of super Tuesday to US Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden the previous night, in Burlington, Vermont on March 11, 2020.Photo: JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images DETROIT—Bernie got his ass kicked and it’s not looking any better […]

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Cornel West, What You Doin’?

Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary Cornel West speaks during a press conference calling for Congress and the US Department of Justice to launch a federal investigation into the hiring and promoting practices of United Airlines at The National Press Club September 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Photo: ZACH GIBSON/AFP […]

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How to See Yourself in a Presidential Candidate

The crumbling of Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign just after Super Tuesday also spelled the end, many have mourned, of the most diverse primary field in history. The 2020 Democratic race started last year with a slate that rivaled a Coca-Cola ad— the first black woman to serve as attorney general of California, the first black (and likely first […]

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