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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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'Undocumented and Unfraid:' UndocuBus Riders Lead by Example

‘Undocumented and Unfraid:’ UndocuBus Riders Lead by Example

by Aura Bogado on August 31 2012, 7:17PM

In their final stop before arriving to Charlotte for the DNC, UndocuBus riders continue to inspire others to come out of the shadows in North Carolina.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Federal Judge Restores Early Voting on Weekends in Ohio

Federal Judge Restores Early Voting on Weekends in Ohio

by Jorge Rivas on August 31 2012, 4:11PM

A federal judge in Ohio on Friday restored early voting rights in the three days before the election, ruling in favor of the Obama campaign.

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Paul Ryan's Black College Girlfriend Wants Nothing To Do With Campaign

Paul Ryan’s Black College Girlfriend Wants Nothing To Do With Campaign

by Jorge Rivas on August 31 2012, 2:30PM

She says she wants nothing to with Mitt and Paul’s campaign.

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On Its Way to the DNC, Undocubus Finds Struggle and Hope in Knoxville

On Its Way to the DNC, Undocubus Finds Struggle and Hope in Knoxville

by Aura Bogado on August 30 2012, 3:17PM

On their way to the Democratic National Convention, UndocuBus riders find community in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Black CNN Camerawoman Says She's 'Not Surprised' By Peanut-Throwing at RNC

Black CNN Camerawoman Says She’s ‘Not Surprised’ By Peanut-Throwing at RNC

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2012, 12:30PM

Patricia Carroll, the CNN camerawoman who was assaulted with peanuts at the Republican National Convention says she’s not surprised.

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Republicans Boast About Voter Suppression in Tampa, but the Ground Is Shifting

by Brentin Mock on August 30 2012, 12:20PM

Republicans aren’t running from their record of voter suppression.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Herman Cain: Romney's Black Supporters Too Busy Working to Take Polls

Herman Cain: Romney’s Black Supporters Too Busy Working to Take Polls

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2012, 11:19AM

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said he expects more blacks to vote for Mitt Romney than polls indicate because many “working” blacks likely were not polled.

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Romney's Campaign Wedge: Taxpayers vs. Welfare Queens

Romney’s Campaign Wedge: Taxpayers vs. Welfare Queens

by Imara Jones on August 30 2012, 9:57AM

Romney doesn’t have enough white support to win. But he knows how to get it.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Politics

Federal Court Removes New Restrictions on Voter Registration Groups

by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2012, 2:09PM

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Florida issued an order to permanently remove a new restriction that would have made it harder for voter registration groups to register new voters.

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See the Smiles and Smirks of Mitt Romney's Latino Supporters at RNC

See the Smiles and Smirks of Mitt Romney’s Latino Supporters at RNC

by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2012, 11:15AM

The smiling (and not so smiley) faces of Latinos at the RNC.

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Ohio's Jon Husted, the New Bad Boy on the Voting Rights Block

Ohio’s Jon Husted, the New Bad Boy on the Voting Rights Block

by Brentin Mock on August 29 2012, 9:36AM

In a state already plagued by voting problems, the secretary of state is working hard to close, rather than open access to the polls.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

RNC Attendee Throws Food at Black Woman, 'This is How We Feed Animals!'

RNC Attendee Throws Food at Black Woman, ‘This is How We Feed Animals!’

by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2012, 9:00AM

An RNC attendee allegedly threw nuts at a black camerawoman working for CNN.

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Baratunde Thurston's Official RNC 'Negro Count': 67 [Video]

Baratunde Thurston’s Official RNC ‘Negro Count’: 67 [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on August 28 2012, 12:53PM

An estimated 50,000 people are expected to visit the Tampa Bay area during the Republican National Convention and comedian and author Baratunde Thurston is out there taking his own count of how many black people are at the RNC.

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Herman Cain's RNC 'ABC's' -- American Black Conservatives

Herman Cain’s RNC ‘ABC’s’ — American Black Conservatives

by Jorge Rivas on August 28 2012, 11:27AM

Despite not being part of the formal convention program, former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is making the rounds and making himself available for interviews at the Republican National Convention

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