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Obama Campaign Releases Ad Targeting Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks

Obama Campaign Releases Ad Targeting Romney’s ‘47 Percent’ Remarks

by Jorge Rivas on September 18 2012, 2:15PM

The Obama/Biden just released an ad on YouTube that responds to Romney’s comments.

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Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks Have Everything To Do With Race

Mitt Romney’s ‘47 Percent’ Remarks Have Everything To Do With Race

by Imara Jones on September 18 2012, 2:06PM

Mitt Romney didn’t use the word “black” in his ‘47 Percent’ remarks. He didn’t have to. The nature of his economic smear did it for him.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Politics

Voting's Outcasts: Why One in Five Blacks in Kentucky Can't Cast a Ballot

Voting’s Outcasts: Why One in Five Blacks in Kentucky Can’t Cast a Ballot

by Aura Bogado on September 18 2012, 9:56AM

One in every five African Americans in Kentucky are barred from voting—only due to their criminal record.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Romney: 'If I Was Latino I'd Have a Better Shot at Winning This Thing'

Romney: ‘If I Was Latino I’d Have a Better Shot at Winning This Thing’

by Jorge Rivas on September 17 2012, 6:28PM

Mitt Romney said Obama supporters are freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them.

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What Does It Mean for Black America When Obama Calls Himself 'Mixed'? [Reader Forum]

What Does It Mean for Black America When Obama Calls Himself ‘Mixed’? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on September 17 2012, 10:44AM

Obama finally mentions race on the campaign trail; the Colorlines.com community puts it in perspective.

Topics: Politics

Immigrants Are Losing the Policy Fight. But That's Beside the Point

Immigrants Are Losing the Policy Fight. But That’s Beside the Point

by Rinku Sen on September 17 2012, 9:50AM

When reform advocates begin to win a profoundly racialized cultural fight over the nation’s identity, our politics will follow.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Politics, Movement

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Gov. Walker’s Collective Bargaining Law

by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2012, 6:02PM

Wisconsin Circuit Judge Juan Colas judge has ruled that Governor Scott Kevin Walker collective bargaining reforms violate both the state and U.S. Constitution.

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This Week's Victories in Voting Rights

This Week’s Victories in Voting Rights

by Aura Bogado on September 14 2012, 11:29AM

The push back against voter suppression has resulted in some major victories this week.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

The Racial Burdens Obscured by Voter ID Laws

The Racial Burdens Obscured by Voter ID Laws

by Brentin Mock on September 14 2012, 9:48AM

The burdens of voters of color in Pennsylvania continue to be overlooked by the state’s lawyers.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Obama Talks Race, Calls Himself a 'Mixed Kid From Hawaii'

Obama Talks Race, Calls Himself a ‘Mixed Kid From Hawaii’

by Jorge Rivas on September 13 2012, 3:30PM

While the comments may seem ordinary they’re not. The last time the President addressed race was at the height of the Trayvon Martin media coverage in March.

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Romney's Budget Idea: Double Down on Inequity, Create a New Recession

Romney’s Budget Idea: Double Down on Inequity, Create a New Recession

by Imara Jones on September 13 2012, 9:47AM

At their core, Romney’s priorities assert that the few should have more, and that the rest of us should pay for it.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Politics

Philadelphia Groups Scramble to Help Residents Get Voter ID

Philadelphia Groups Scramble to Help Residents Get Voter ID

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2012, 9:30AM

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is already proving to be a burden to local agencies and non-profits.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

New Video Aims to Mobilize Rural Native Youth to Register to Vote

New Video Aims to Mobilize Rural Native Youth to Register to Vote

by Aura Bogado on September 11 2012, 2:45PM

A new video aims to mobilize rural Native youth to register to vote. Watch and share it now.

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Who Talked More About Race at the Conventions -- Romney or Obama? [Reader Forum]

Who Talked More About Race at the Conventions — Romney or Obama? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on September 10 2012, 9:30AM

The Colorlines.com community breaks down Obama’s silence and Romney’s coding.

Topics: Politics

Watch Kerry Washington’s Powerful DNC Speech on Threats to Women’s Rights

by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 12:38PM

Actress Kerry Washington’s speech at the DNC.

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Can a Super PAC of Black Fraternity Brothers Register a Million Voters for Obama?

Can a Super PAC of Black Fraternity Brothers Register a Million Voters for Obama?

by Aura Bogado, Frank Reynolds on September 7 2012, 10:12AM

1911 United aims to get a million voters in seven battleground states to re-elect President Obama.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Ditches Prepared Speech and Takes DNC to Church

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Ditches Prepared Speech and Takes DNC to Church

by Jorge Rivas on September 6 2012, 11:38AM

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, ditched his prepared DNC remarks half way through his speech on Wednesday night and urged Obama to “hope on!”

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Undocubus: A Journey From Arizona to the DNC [Video] Play

Undocubus: A Journey From Arizona to the DNC [Video]

by Aura Bogado on September 5 2012, 10:18AM

Colorlines.com’s Aura Bogado traveled with Undocubus and brings you her reporter’s notebook.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

The Racial Politics Behind the Right Wing's Poll-Watching

The Racial Politics Behind the Right Wing’s Poll-Watching

by Brentin Mock on September 5 2012, 9:58AM

A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice spells out the hyper-partisan and racially charged impact of efforts to police the polls in November.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Nicki Minaj Raps: 'I'm a Republican Voting for Mitt Romney' on Mix Tape

Nicki Minaj Raps: ‘I’m a Republican Voting for Mitt Romney’ on Mix Tape

by Jorge Rivas on September 4 2012, 11:00AM

Is Nicki Minaj endorsing for Mitt Romney?

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