Democratic National Convention

If you scanned the crowds last week at the Republican National Convention looking for the faces of African-American delegates, they may have been difficult to find. Only 47 African-Americans served as delegates to the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, Fla., out of a total of 2,286, according to data from the Joint Center […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama's convention evolution is complete. Eight years ago, Obama rocketed into the political spotlight with a soaring convention keynote address. Four years later, he accepted the Democratic Party's nomination and became their standard bearer. On Thursday, Obama took the convention stage fighting for his job. "I recognize that times […]

Charlotte, NC-Coming on the heels of the Labor Day weekend, Charlotte showed no signs of rest as this year’s host city of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Yesterday was the official kick off of the convention, but crowding the queen city’s streets were some angry protestors.   “They’ve barricaded the street up here,” said one […]

Stephanie Robinson discusses the power of inspiration and the possible effects of a powerful speech from President Obama at the DNC.

Roland Martin Talks with Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett about the latest happenings at the Democratic National Convention.

Sybil Wilkes discusses today's news headlines including former president Bill Clinton's speech at the DNC.

NEW YORK (AP) — The second night of the Democratic National Convention beat the Republicans in television ratings and, perhaps more impressively, beat pro football. An estimated 25.1 million people watched the convention between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Wednesday, when former President Bill Clinton delivered an impassioned nomination speech for President Barack Obama, […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs outlook in the U.S. brightened a bit Thursday just before President Barack Obama was to make his case for re-election to the American people. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the government reported. And companies boosted hiring in August, according to a private survey. A far more consequential […]

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver was supposed to be a warm-up act at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, a little ambient sound before former President Bill Clinton was to take the stage of Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena. But instead of warming up the convention audience, Cleaver set it on fire with a passionate, rocking, sometimes […]

Fresh from his rousing fire-up-the-troops address at the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama will crisscross the country this weekend, traveling to New Hampshire and Iowa before boarding a campaign bus to roll through Florida as the nation’s most recognizable salesman. Make no mistake: As America’s first black president running for re-election to the White […]

Well, tonight is the big night, President Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President!       Of course, everyone, be they Democrat or Republican, will be listening to what our President has to say because he can definitely turn a phrase.       But more than simply “turning a phrase,” the President has the […]

Former President Bill Clinton electrified the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. Now it is President Obama's turn. There are a lot of issues that can and will be discussed but the albatross around this administration's neck is the economy. So how will he address the issue tonight at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, […]