presidential campaign 2016

  President Barack Obama is heading into his last months as President after eight years in office. His historic presidency has changed the way the world views America, politics, Black men and families and during his tenure, he’s been able to revitalize a sagging economy, correct mandatory sentencing abuses with a record number of prison […]

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day. The fear is that the ugly rhetoric of the campaign could escalate into confrontations and even violence […]

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on “phony polls” from the “disgusting” media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks. With just 14 days until the election, the Republican nominee campaigned in battleground Florida as his team conceded publicly […]

MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem was leading some banter with Miami Heat teammates after practice Monday, the jokes and laughter helping everyone wind down after practice. That’s how he defines locker room talk. Donald Trump’s characterization of his caught-on-tape crude and sexually charged comments about women as “locker room talk” has raised the ire of […]

Tupac Shakur was completely baffled by the thought of millionaires and billionaires sleeping well at night while fellow citizens are homeless and starving. MTV released an unaired interview from 1992 that shows the late rapper speaking passionately about greed and income inequality in the United States, using Donald Trump as a benchmark. “Everybody’s taught that. […]

“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” – Donald Trump So now Donald Trump has discovered Black folks – a critical voting bloc that he has essentially ignored for the past 14 months. With […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned from vacation Sunday, ready for a busy fall season and more battles with Congress over Zika funding, the federal budget and $400 million the administration paid Iran this year for the never-completed sale of military equipment. Obama is also expected to campaign doggedly throughout October to help elect […]

Since the abolishment of Jim Crow laws, individual states and cities have come up with new and more subversive tactics in attempts to suppress the black vote. Last week, a U.S. appeals court struck down a North Carolina voter ID law that it said was specifically designed to lower turnout among black voters. On Sunday, the New York […]

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention. It was the most turbulent protest since the four-day convention began on Monday. The chaos briefly prevented delegates and members of the media from getting into the Quicken Loans Arena for […]

Donald Trump is an advocate for racial profiling and it’s time for African-Americans and people of color to embrace the Dump Trump movement. Last week, Trump said it’s time for the United States to start looking at racial profiling to prevent mass shootings in the aftermath of the Orlando attack where 49 people were killed […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s latest accusation against President Barack Obama — that he’s putting U.S. enemies ahead of America’s own people — is thrusting him into uncharted territory for the presidential candidate of any major political party. Trump spent the first days following the Orlando nightclub massacre hinting Obama was sympathizing with or even […]

Though the vote is not yet “in the can,” and it’s certainly not a wrap, Republican presidential candidate nominee hopeful, Donald Trump, who has presumably traveled to all four corners of the entire world, has made yet another stunningly ignorant remark based on an assessment about one city, populated mainly by African-Americans, that comes from […]