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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican National Convention winter meetings in San Diego, California January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Why The GOP Deserves Trump As Much As Trump Deserves The GOP

Evidence suggests that thanks to the party’s co-dependent relationship with Donald Trump, the GOP may be on the verge of permanently losing two of the fastest growing groups of new voters — Latinos and Asian-Americans. Support from these two groups is dipping toward a percentage in the single digits.

October 10, 2016
Bernie Sanders

Can Bernie Sanders Win The African-American Vote?

Sanders’ appeal is that he acknowledges something that African-Americans know viscerally: There is no post-racial America. He has also offered a forthright critique of wealth and income equality in America, along with measures to rectify it. All he has to do is package his message right.

February 4, 2016

White House Hopeful Carson Struggles To Connect With The Black Church

When David Bullock, a minister at Greater St. Matthew Church in Detroit, watches Ben Carson center stage at Republican presidential debates, he shakes his head. Carson “was a superstar” when Bullock was growing up, Bullock said, but now “he seems like a completely different Ben Carson.”

December 6, 2015
USC, African Americans, Education, College, Fraternities, Race, California

USC’s Black House Proposal Raises Questions About Racial Tensions

Marginalized black students at USC get a house on ‘The Row. ‘ Their neighbors will be the fraternities and sororities who will no longer be able to ignored them

April 2, 2015
African Americans, Lifestyle, National News, South, Migration, Demographics, Childhood Home, Generational

New Generation Of African Americans Are Moving Less

African Americans in the South are travelling in more local circles, from the suburb to the city and vice versa, pointing towards a growth in economic opportunities and a preference for southern hospitality.

April 1, 2015

Obama’s Measured Approach To Race Is A Letdown For Some Backers

Some of the president’s most loyal supporters are running out of patience with his approach to civil rights.

December 9, 2014

Breathing Race Into The Machine

What happens when racism and science cross?

October 6, 2014

Author And Poet Maya Angelou Dies At 86

By Elizabeth Leland, The Charlotte Observer “She was an extraordinary, charismatic person,” Edwin Wilson, a former provost at Wake Forest University where Angelou taught, told The Charlotte Observer years ago. “She had a way of bringing an audience very much to within her grasp.” After Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, he asked her […]

May 28, 2014

Healing Starts With ’12 Years A Slave’

A plea for about a dozen people who know who they are: Will you see 12 Years a Slave now? It just won the Oscar for Best Picture. It just came out on DVD. Please see it. I’ll even spring for the popcorn. You see, I keep encountering folks, mostly African-American, who have decided that they […]

March 5, 2014

Obama And Black America: An Imperfect Marriage

Barack Obama has had close ties to the African American community throughout his political career. Somewhat paradoxically, he’s often faced counterparts in the community skeptical of his unusual background, his relative centrism on the issues, and his willingness to compromise with Republicans. And so we get the latest chapter in the hot and cold romance […]

September 29, 2011