The only two Black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker’s published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided Black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay. ... read more »
Ten-member newspapers of the North Carolina Black Publishers Association (NCBPA) and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), have agreed to mount a statewide campaign to maximize the African American vote for the 2018 midterm elections. ... read more »
It’s official. Donald J. Trump is the Republican presidential nominee.
The Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio was a rough and raucous ride for the reality star, real estate developer turned political neophyte. ... read more »
Republican National Conventions are routinely mostly white. This year’s, however, was remarkably so, particularly according to the African-American Republicans, some who complained to the media and their party. ... read more »
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took him to the top of a chaotic GOP field but ended with a Super Tuesday whimper. ... read more »
Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially charged rhetoric, with several describing a meeting that became tense at times as attendees raised concerns about his blunt language. ... read more »
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry recently urged his party to fight for the African-American vote and said black families should hold Democrats accountable for what he called decades of unsuccessful anti-poverty programs. ... read more »