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'The Movement for Racial Justice is Bigger Than a Political Party'

by Rashad Robinson

The Republican takeover of the Senate signals deep challenges that will gravely impact our families and communities. It’s a… Read More

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Now WHAT?
The Who, What, Where and Why of 2014's Midterm Meltdown

by Jason Johnson

I am sure that President Barack Obama hoped that the worst news he’d get last week was Michael Jordan’s assessment  Read More

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The Morning After:
The Midterms Are Done...What Comes Next?

by Ray Baker

The midterm elections came with few surprises but one thing is clear: the balance of power in the Senate has changed hands, as Republicans… Read More

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The Protest Vote:
Will Black Voters Lash Out at the Polls?

by Ted Johnson

With midterm elections well underway, the spotlight has once again turned to Black voters. One former Bush administration official… Read More

Yes, Voter ID Laws Are Racially-Motivated

Yes, Voter ID Laws Are Racially-Motivated

by Jason Johnson

The presidential election of 2008 was a pretty emotional experience for a lot of African Americans. Folks who never been compelled to… Read More

ELECTION 2014<br />
The 5 Most Critical Elections for African-Americans

ELECTION 2014
The 5 Most Critical Elections for African-Americans

by Ray Baker

Mid-term elections excite giddy cable news producers but don’t generate much interest among those who aren’t interested… Read More

'I Vote for the Black Women Who Never Could'

'I Vote for the Black Women Who Never Could'

by Glynda Carr

My great-grandmother and grandmother lived through the Women’s… Read More

Will Young Blacks Rock the Vote Once Again?

Will Young Blacks Rock the Vote Once Again?

by Lauren Wilson

I grew up in a family that took voting very seriously. My father, a preacher, often used his sermons to stress the importance of… Read More

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Why Detroit Must Vote

by Doris Rhea

I was right out of high school when I moved from Greenwood, Miss., to Detroit. It was 1956, and voting in Mississippi was a dangerous… Read More

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Our Children Need Your Vote

ELECTION 2014:
Our Children Need Your Vote

by Randi Weingarten and Lorretta Johnson

Dear Voters, One of us is a mother of three Black men, who got her start as a teacher’s aide in Baltimore making $2.25… Read More

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