Black Voters

As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University’s homecoming football game, many fans at the historically Black school were ready with answers before he could even ask for their vote.

Virginia moved one step closer to abolishing the death penalty, a measure that polling shows is overwhelmingly supported by Black state residents.

Oprah Winfrey will be hosting a series of virtual town hall events in various battleground states that are expected to play key roles in helping to decide who wins the election.

One of the main things missing from the overall electoral equation four years ago has seemingly fueled the 2020 early voting turnout: Black people.

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden’s campaign unveiled a series of nationwide digital events Friday targeting Black voters in swing states — a strategic move by the Democratic presidential nominee to further energize the key demographic as the race heads into its final weeks. The virtual events, which will commemorate Friday’s inaugural National Black Voter Day, […]

DETROIT (AP) — Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson said he’s not planning to take advantage of Michigan’s expanded vote-by-mail system when he casts his ballot in November. The retired teacher from Detroit just isn’t sure he can trust it. Many Black Americans share similar concerns and are planning to vote […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who back his candidacy. “We need his voice,” the 80-year-old Lewis told reporters ahead of the campaign’s Tuesday announcement. He described the […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio called off its presidential primary just hours before polls were set to open there and in three other states, an 11th-hour decision the governor said was necessary to prevent further fueling the coronavirus pandemic that has paralyzed the nation. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. Health Director […]

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden’s presidential campaign spent the past month on the verge of collapse after disappointing finishes in the overwhelmingly white states that launched the Democratic primary. As he watched the turmoil unfold from Gadsden, Alabama, Robert Avery thought the race would change dramatically when it moved into the South. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. […]

Trump campaign is opening filed offices in swing states and actively targeting Black voters. The campaign now has offices in Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee, Miami, Tallahassee and Tampa. They hope to use the offices for campaign business and events as well as meet and greets with voters. D.L. finds it interesting especially because Trump has […]

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HOUSTON (AP) — The frustrations began early for Ahmed King as he wandered Houston trying to cast his ballot in Texas’ Democratic primary. The 46-year-old radiology technician went to four usual polling places Tuesday in his predominately African-American neighborhood. Three were closed and the fourth had little parking and an hour-plus wait, he said. King […]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden fought to unite the Democratic Party’s moderate wing behind his candidacy after scoring a comeback victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary that forced leading moderate rival Pete Buttigieg out of the race on Sunday. Biden vowed to improve his campaign operation, his fundraising haul — and even his own […]