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Politics Sep 12Houston debate highlights importance of HBCUs in Democratic politics
Thursday's presidential debate wasn't just an opportunity for the leading Democratic candidates to make their case to voters. It was also a chance to highlight Texas Southern University and the role of historically black colleges and universities heading into 2020.
Politics Sep 05Black voters will define what ‘electable’ means for 2020 Democrats
African Americans make up roughly 24 percent of the Democratic primary electorate, and a much higher percent in early primary states like South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Virginia.
Politics Aug 27Biden says racism in the U.S. is institutional, a ‘white man’s problem’
Taking aim at incendiary racial appeals by Trump, Biden said in an interview with a small group of reporters that a president's words can "appeal to the worst damn instincts of human nature," just as they can move markets or…
Politics Jul 262020 tests whether Democrats can rely on a multiracial coalition
Black voters are the Democratic Party's most loyal voting bloc, but nationally, the African American turnout rate dropped 7 percentage points in 2016 from its record high during Obama's 2012 reelection.
Nation Jul 24Black voters say they won’t forget Trump’s racist tweets
Trump is gambling that his attacks on the Democratic congresswomen will help him secure another term in the White House by galvanizing his most fervent, overwhelmingly white supporters. But dozens of black leaders, activists and voters in pivotal swing states…
Politics Jul 19Democrats divided on how to beat Trump in 2020 as race debate takes center stage
Trump's escalating exploitation of racism puts the rawest divide in American life squarely on the ballot in 2020.
Politics Jul 05Warren says she’d tackle race and gender pay gaps using executive orders
The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan would punish companies and contractors with historically poor records on diversity and equality by denying them contracts with the federal government.
Politics Jun 19WATCH: House panel debates idea of reparations for slavery
Actor and activist Danny Glover and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates are among the witnesses that testified at a hearing Wednesday.
Politics Apr 24White presidential candidates face ‘woke litmus test’ on race
In a field celebrated for its historic racial and gender diversity, white Democratic candidates are talking about systemic racism and white privilege.
Education Apr 13Morehouse College to begin taking transgender men next year
Transgender men will be allowed to enroll in the school for the first time in 2020.