Category Archives: DNC Convention Coverage

Blacks and the political conventions

Coming out of the respective party conventions, most African Americans will cast their votes for President Barack Obama again despite what that presidency continues to cost us. As President Obama seeks a second term there is no expectation of any change in Blacks’ voting patterns. Though Blacks are no better off under Obama than during […]

2012 Democratic National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver II, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Missouri

America, I am a strong believer that how we treat each other matters. As public servants, it is our job to work in the spirit of comity to move this nation forward—but we also need all of you working with us to ensure America’s strong future. Tonight, I cannot speak to you without acknowledging that […]

Black Women’s Roundtable Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women at the Republican and Democratic Conventions

In their continuing efforts to make Black women’s issues a top priority and remind elected officials and candidates of the voting power of Black women, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Women’s Roundtable co-hosted non-partisan round table discussions in conjunction with the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, FL, and this week at the […]