Tag: Presidential Election

Can a Single TV Show Influence a Presidential Election?

We know from past social psychology research that television shows can and do have an impact on voter attitudes. Research conducted in 2005 by Matthew Baum and another study conducted in 2010 (Parkin, 2010) demonstrated that “when presidential candidates appear on televised comedy shows, they are able to have an unusual impact on otherwise disengaged […]

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Kamala Harris to Corporate America: Give Women Their Fair Share of the Bag or Else

Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speaks during the San Francisco Black Newspaper’s Anniversary Celebration on May 09, 2019 in San Francisco, California.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has a warning for corporations that continue to pay women less than men: Give women the bag they deserve or […]

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Popular Move: Maine Senate Passes Bill to Give All of State’s Electoral Votes to the Winner of the Popular Vote in 2020

Photo: iStock There’s a movement afoot in some quarters to get rid of the Electoral College, the institution that really elects the president of the United States. More often than not, the winner of the popular vote also wins enough electoral votes to gain the Oval Office. But in just the last 20 years, the Electoral […]

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Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for U.S. Senate in 2020; Millions Sigh, ‘But What About President, Though?’

Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images) We still don’t know exactly what Stacey Abrams has in mind for future office, but we can at least rule one possibility out: a U.S. Senate seat in 2020. Early Tuesday morning, the Georgia Democrat announced she will not run to be a Georgia representative, despite “a fierce lobbying effort […]

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What Would Black America Be Like Under President Pete? Ask South Bend

Democratic Presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg attends a campaign stop at Stonyfield Farms on April 19, 2019 in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Recent polls are showing Buttigieg is gaining ground with Democrats in the presidential nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire.Photo: Scott Eisen (Getty Images) “I’m going to Dyngus Day,” said Kareemah Fowler, […]

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Florida Mayor and Former FSU Wide Receiver Wayne Messam Announces 2020 Bid

Photo: Wide receiver Wayne Messam of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates during a game against the Miami Hurricanes in 1996. (Getty Images) As Mayor of Miramar, Fla. and a former football player for Florida State University, Wayne Messam a 44-year-old business owner is used to achieving success at a high level. After announcing his bid […]

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Jersey’s in the Building: Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Run to Kick Off Black History Month

Photo: Sean Rayford (Getty Images) As presidential announcements continue to roll out, another prospect has finally made official his aspirations for office: Cory Booker. The Democratic New Jersey senator kicked off Black History Month by throwing his hat into the ring for the 2020 presidential race. Booker joins a competitive group of Democratic hopefuls, including […]

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Presidential Hopeful Elizabeth Warren Announces Major Announcement

Photo: Elizabeth Warren (Getty Images) After more than a year of open speculation from supporters, pundits and democratic party insiders alike, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is expected to formally announce her bid for the 2020 election in the coming week, according to Politico. The announcement, teased in an Instagram post by the Senator’s official account, […]

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CBS News Just Announced Their Team of Journalists Covering the 2020 Presidential Election. Guess How Many of Them Aren’t Black?

Photo: iStock It’s not exactly a secret that our country is in turmoil. As our sociopathic Liar-in-Chief descends further into lunacy with each passing day, there are hundreds of thousands of federal workers who remain unpaid (for a record-breaking 23 days and counting) until his temper tantrum over building a $5.7 billion border wall reaches […]

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‘America Saw Him’: Black Journalists on Obama’s Victory, Ten Years Later

When it comes to epochal events, whether it’s the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. or the destruction of the Twin Towers, the go-to question to ask is always “Where were you?” But in a lot of ways, that’s pretty weak. The harder, more enlightening ask is “How did it feel?” That’s what I’m trying […]

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