Category Archives: National Politics

The Missing Black Millennials

The Democrats need young black voters. But the political party of our parents doesn’t seem to know how to reach us — the black millennials they can’t afford to lose — this time around. Activists associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, which sprang up in the aftermath of protests over the killing of Michael… Read More »

A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

Despite what you read in some history books – such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run for President of the United States. In 1904, George Edwin Taylor – often forgotten in the discussion of black American political pioneers –… Read More »

IU research: Minority voters are not mobilized by the race of candidates

Minority voters are more likely to vote when they compose the majority of their district, and they are generally not mobilized by the race or ethnicity of candidates, according to research by Bernard Fraga, assistant professor of political science at Indiana University Bloomington. The study, “Candidates or Districts? Reevaluating the Role of Race in Voter… Read More »