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In 2012, the Obama Youth Vote Is Black and Brown

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2012, 12:10PM

An analysis finds that the president’s support among young whites plummeted, but held steady among people of color.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Polls: Blacks and Latinos a Big Part of Upcoming Gay Marriage Revolution

Polls: Blacks and Latinos a Big Part of Upcoming Gay Marriage Revolution

by Jorge Rivas on November 13 2012, 11:20AM

If you look at last Tuesday’s exit polls alongside other recent studies you’ll find that as more African Americans and Latinos become registered voters the more likely it is for more same-sex marriage victories.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Politics

Beyond Ballots: When Communities Are the Real Candidates

Beyond Ballots: When Communities Are the Real Candidates

by Aura Bogado on November 13 2012, 10:32AM

Having voted and elected a leader, we have to ask ourselves, “Now what?” What will we as a community gain from the frenzied efforts to get us to vote?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Second Term

Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor

Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor

by Jorge Rivas on November 12 2012, 2:14PM

Instead of meeting hate with hate, they met hate with love. And humor.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Latino Voters' Election Day Statement: 'Give My Parents Papers'

Latino Voters’ Election Day Statement: ‘Give My Parents Papers’

by Julianne Hing on November 12 2012, 10:38AM

It’s now conventional wisdom that the president won a second term with Latino voters, particularly Latina women. It’s just as clear that they were voting for immigration reform.

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, Politics

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

by on November 12 2012, 9:18AM

Riling up fears of a black and brown nation can’t win the White House anymore. But it certainly has locked in the Republican Party’s power Down South.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

L.A. Mariachis Woke Up Latino Voters With Serenades at 7:30am

L.A. Mariachis Woke Up Latino Voters With Serenades at 7:30am

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 2:45PM

The mariachis serenaded Sun Valley voters to wake up and vote for those who can’t.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Map Shows You Where Those Racists Tweeting After Obama Election Live

Map Shows You Where Those Racists Tweeting After Obama Election Live

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 1:54PM

These findings support the idea that there are some fairly strong clustering of hate tweets centered in southeastern U.S.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Watch President Obama Cry During Thank You Speech to Campaign Staff

Watch President Obama Cry During Thank You Speech to Campaign Staff

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 10:24AM

An emotional thank you from the Commander-in-Chief to his campaign staff.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Trying to Stay Relevant, Boehner Says GOP Will Back Immigration Reform

Trying to Stay Relevant, Boehner Says GOP Will Back Immigration Reform

by on November 9 2012, 10:17AM

“This issue has been around far too long,” the House Speaker said this week.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Advocates Say Arpaio Hasn't Won Yet, Urge County to Count All Votes

Advocates Say Arpaio Hasn’t Won Yet, Urge County to Count All Votes

by on November 8 2012, 5:12PM

Now, advocates and alternative media in Arizona are questioning these results. They say hundreds of thousands of provisional and early votes have yet to be counted.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Asian American Voters Back Democrats Despite Being Ignored By Both Parties

Asian American Voters Back Democrats Despite Being Ignored By Both Parties

by Jorge Rivas on November 8 2012, 10:58AM

Asian Americans may be roughly 4 percent of the nation’s population, but their political leanings are often misunderstood or neglected altogether.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

by Jamilah King on November 8 2012, 10:00AM

Essays from William Jelani Cobb, Joan Morgan, Luis Rodriguez, Zahra Billoo and Rob “Biko” Baker on the Obama victory and the coming second term.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Second Term

Election Night Sadness: White People Mourning Mitt Romney [Photos]

Election Night Sadness: White People Mourning Mitt Romney [Photos]

by Jamilah King on November 8 2012, 9:41AM

Sad face.

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu-American Elected to Congress, Crushed GOP

Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu-American Elected to Congress, Crushed GOP

by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2012, 5:21PM

On Tuesday night Tulsi Gabbard became the first Hindu-American to have entered the U.S. House of Representatives, winning her Hawaii seat by crushing her Republican rival.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Miami TV Reporter at Obama Rally Confuses Will.i.am for Wyclef Jean

Miami TV Reporter at Obama Rally Confuses Will.i.am for Wyclef Jean

by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2012, 3:54PM

Just take a look at Miami’s WSVN-TV reporter’s nod at the 0:19 second mark. He thought he was being so slick. (h/t Gawker)…

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Redistricting Protects the 2010 Republican Surge in State Legislatures

by on November 7 2012, 3:32PM

And the ugly, bruising battles they launched around immigration, health reform and reproductive rights are certain to continue.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

Watch Colorado Poll Watcher Report 'High Concentration of People of Color' Play

Watch Colorado Poll Watcher Report ‘High Concentration of People of Color’

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2012, 2:50PM

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado on Election Day.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Obama Wins Re-Election, But Mixed Results on Ballot Initiatives

Obama Wins Re-Election, But Mixed Results on Ballot Initiatives

by on November 7 2012, 11:15AM

Here’s a quick rundown of the results in key ballot measures.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

Undeterred by the Long, Slow Line Toward Democracy

Undeterred by the Long, Slow Line Toward Democracy

by Brentin Mock on November 7 2012, 10:54AM

Those long, snaking lines were about more than a vote. The people most battered and excluded from the nation’s politics and economy are refusing to be ignored.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics