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Black Youth Vote Decreasing Despite Increase in Protests and Activism

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By Vanessa Williams and Scott Clement, (Washington Post) – The generation of African Americans pushing criminal-justice issues and institutional racism to the forefront of the presidential election had little effect at the ballot box during this primary season, according to an analysis of exit polling across 25 states. African Americans account for a larger share […]

Black Colleges Play A Vital Role in President Obama’s Plan

President Obama Urges Black Lives Matter Protesters to Move Beyond Yelling and Engage if they Want Change

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(The Daily Mail) – ‘You can’t just keep on yelling’: President Obama calls out Black Lives Matter activists and urges them to engage in meaningful debate President Obama sends message to Black Lives Matter activists “You can’t just keep on yelling,” and urges them to engage in meaningful debate during a youth town hall event […]

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are Going to War as She Tries to Protect her ‘Firewall’

“Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being A ______?” New Utne Reader Cover Story by Kevin Powell

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New York, NY — Award-winning writer, activist, and public speaker Kevin Powell is teaming with Utne Reader, the envelope-pushing progressive magazine and online space, around a series of blogs on race, gender, politics, and pop culture in America. The partnership comes on the heels of Powell’s critically acclaimed new autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: […]

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are Going to War as She Tries to Protect her ‘Firewall’

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By Allan Smith, BusinessInsider.com – Hillary Clinton’s campaign has brought out the firepower quickly after her crushing loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) on Tuesday night in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. “When you match up the record of Hillary Clinton with the record of Bernie Sanders, it simply is no comparison,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries […]

Obama Approval Slips Among Blacks, Hispanics in March

Five questions Black Voters Should Ask Sen. Bernie Sanders

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By Lauren Victoria Burke (MSNBC.com) – Sen. Bernie Sanders is looking to make inroads with African-American voters. The campaign has embarked on a tour of historically black colleges and universities and has engaged with Black Lives Matter activists and activist turned mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson. On the trail, Sanders has spoken candidly about discrimination against […]

U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

‘Daily Show’ Defends Beyonce’s Super Bowl Performance, Slams Haters

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By Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone – While millions were blown away by Beyoncé’s scene-stealing performance of “Formation” at Super Bowl 50, not everyone was pleased by the show. Some pundits criticized the singer for using halftime “as a platform to attack police officers,” as former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani loudly complained to Fox […]

Black Women Vow to Be a Powerful Voting Force Again This Year