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Nation Mar 02Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan dies at 85
Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and a former advisor to President Bill Clinton, has died, according to a statement from his daughter.
Politics Nov 08WATCH: Trump launches campaign initiative to reach black voters
President Donald Trump and his campaign are launching a new "Black Voices for Trump" outreach initiative in Atlanta dedicated to "recruiting and activating Black Americans in support of President Trump."…
Politics Oct 18Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash
For months, Buttigieg has faced criticism over his handling of race as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a city with a history of segregation where decades of simmering tension erupted this summer when a white police officer shot and killed…
Politics Oct 15MeToo leader launches hashtag to mobilize voters
The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate.
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.