Why many black women feel deeply ambivalent about Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination

Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination shatters a glass ceiling nearly as old as our nation itself. But over the course of Clinton’s campaign, some black women have been both anxious and ambivalent about the prospect of Clinton as the first woman presidential candidate. And when Clinton finally clinched the nomination in June, Twitter user MadBlackThot created… Read More »

Black Pastors Step Up for Hillary Clinton

The front row of a box suite in Wells Fargo Arena was lined with big names of African-American preaching Wednesday night, as pastors waited together to hear President Obama speak at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. As they cheered for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, sang along with “What the World Needs Now… Read More »

Trump Campaign Struggles to Pull Off Minority Outreach Events

As his approval ratings with minority voters continue to plummet, Donald Trump’s campaign rescheduled yet another minority outreach event this week. The Republican nominee was set to attend a Hispanic roundtable in Miami on Tuesday, but two days after scheduling it, the campaign said the intended attendees weren’t in town after all and that the… Read More »

Obama coalition: the key to Clinton victory?

It’s only fitting that President Obama’s blockbuster speech in support of Hillary Clinton was delivered 12 years to the day after he burst onto the national stage at the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston. To win the presidency this fall, Clinton must inherit, energize, expand and mobilize the Obama coalition, a unique potent alliance that… Read More »

Is There Corporate Leadership On Racial Justice?

When North Carolina passed laws eliminating anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, along with its “bathroom bill,” mandating that transgender people use the bathroom of their birth gender, they experienced almost immediate backlash. Several artists cancelled concerts, and at least two corporations that had planned to locate corporate headquarters in North Carolina… Read More »