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Citing “Major Moral Problems”, the National Black Church Initiative Expresses Support For the AME Council of Bishops’ Open Letter To the NAACP

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 Churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, agrees with the AME Council of Bishops in that the NAACP organizational structure, governance, the issues surrounding transparency, the infighting, its support of the cigarette and liquor industries and

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Trump Says Blacks Who Stayed Home on Election Night Were ‘Almost as Good’ as Those Who Voted for Him

President-elect Donald Trump claimed Friday night that African Americans came through for him “big league” in the November election and said those who stayed home were “almost as good” as those who voted for him. (more…)

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Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruled Unconstitutional For ‘Trying to Suppress Vote of Reliably Democratic African Americans’

Portions of Wisconsin's voter ID law are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge James Peterson ruled that portions of the voter law had been crafted "to suppress the reliably Democratic vote of Milwaukee's African-Americans." Peterson's ruling follows an earlier Friday ruling that found North Carolina's voter ID

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When ‘Lying’ Clinton and ‘Racist’ Trump are the Only Two Candidates for President, What’s an African-American Evangelical to Do?

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, was recently criticized for making racist comments about the judge, Gonzalo Curiel, hearing the Trump University fraud case and for referring to a member of his audience at a campaign rally as "my African American." (more…)

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Mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Other Young Black Men Who Lost Their Lives due to Violence Prove to be a Force for Hillary Clinton

The Sweet Maple Cafe in Chicago, famous for its grilled cheese sandwiches and sweet milk biscuits, typically closes each day after the lunch rush. But one evening in November, the restaurant opened for an unusual private dinner.  (more…)

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson says Bernie Sanders is Actually Bagging Black Votes

There was a little noted footnote to Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders big win in the Wisconsin primary buried deep in the final vote stats. Bernie actually bagged a far bigger percent of Black votes than expected. He got more than one-fourth of the Black vote. Now the reason that

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Star Parker

Star Parker: How Republicans Can Get More Black Votes

How can churchgoing blacks possibly conclude that the Democratic Party is friendlier to religion? The party is dominated by liberals who don't go to church, who fight for abortion, same-sex marriage, and certainly against Christian values in general.  (more…)

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By Meeting With Black Pastors, Donald Trump Recognizes What Mitt Romney Did Not – No Republican Can Win Without at Least 10 Percent of the Black Vote

Bishop Harry Jackson says: Trump did not play the race card. He may have actually put the black vote back into play! Donald Trump’s highly publicized meeting with a group of black pastors was met immediately with reactions ranging from skepticism to condemnation. Critics were immediately justified when numerous individuals on

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Many African-Americans See Two Sides to Ben Carson

Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson’s “Gifted Hands” memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him. (more…)

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WATCH: David Jeremiah Prays for God to Send Donald Trump a “Strong African-American” to Help Him With the Black Vote

Perhaps looking to improve the Republican Party's woeful record in attracting African-Americans and other minority voters, Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump accepted an earnest prayer from conservative Evangelical Pastor David Jeremiah on Monday that God will send him a "strong African-American" to help him with the black vote. (more…)

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Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks Urges Black Community to Rethink Their Loyalty to Democrats After Yet Another Year of Little Progress

For a long time, the vast majority of Black voters have lined up at the polls to cast their ballots in favor of the Democratic Party. (more…)

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