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  • Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been...

    01/28/2018 10:18:58 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies ^ | 5:18 AM - 28 Jan 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    [FULL TITLE] Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!
  • Trump Immigration Policy Scores Among Hispanics, Blacks

    01/23/2018 8:26:22 AM PST · by gubamyster · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/22/2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    A new poll shows the GOP is more trusted than Democrats to handle the hot-button immigration issue — and large percentages of Hispanic and African-American voters are backing President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” immigration policy. The respondents were asked” “Who do you trust more to handle the following issue?” The answer for immigration was 40 percent for Democrats, 41 percent for the GOP and a huge 20 percent for “Don’t know” or “No answer.” That is a large percentage of non-answers, and likely hides a block of pro-Trump supporters who fear to respond truthfully. The poll of 1997...
  • Did that new poll about blacks and Trump drive Durbin over the edge?

    01/17/2018 7:42:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/17/2018 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    The latest black support numbers for President Trump are interesting but not surprising:    Two new polls show President Donald Trump's rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants. The growing support from blacks – despite furious Democratic claims of racism – could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his "Buy American, Hire American" policies. Among black men, Trump's "2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share," admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by...
  • Trump keeps his promise: Blacks and Hispanics do better with him than Obama

    01/06/2018 3:32:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | January 6, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Democratic warnings that President Trump would make life worse for minorities were discredited once again Friday, with the release of new unemployment statistics for December. In just under one year in office, the president and the Republican Congress have helped minorities make dramatic gains. Since taking the reins from President Obama, President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress have embraced free-market and pro-liberty economic policies. Now – after a year of reducing regulations, approving a tax cut, and encouraging stricter standards for numerous welfare programs at the state level – the economy is thriving. Working-age minorities are benefitting in ways they...
  • African-American unemployment hits lowest rate in history

    01/05/2018 6:54:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 66 replies
    AP/American Thinker ^ | January 5, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    It has taken less than one year of Trump regulation-cutting, and just the prospect of tax reform, to create the best employment prospects for African-Americans in history, according to employment data just released this morning. Christopher Rugaber of the Associated Press reports: The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent for a third straight month, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said Friday.
  • Tom Perez: 'Black Women Are the Backbone of the Democratic Party'

    12/13/2017 6:26:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 13, 2017 | Mark Swanson
    Democratic National Committee chief Tom Perez on Wednesday hailed black women voters as being the "backbone" of the party.
  • “The Democratic Party Is Trash”

    12/07/2017 11:52:35 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 7,2017 | John Hinderaker
    If you thought the Alabama special Senate election couldn’t get any stranger, you were wrong. The race has been upended by a remarkably boneheaded move on the part of Democrat Doug Jones’s campaign. The Jones campaign is being accused of racism: [Jones is] now embroiled an upsetting controversy of his own: Black voters across Alabama are calling out a campaign flyer with extremely racist underpinnings. The Doug Jones for Senate Committee ad, which has gone viral on Twitter and was previously reported on by the Root, shows a picture of a Black man staring at the reader. Above reads, “Think...
  • CNN Correspondent: Dems Might Need To ‘Alienate Some White Voters’ To Gain Black Votes

    11/07/2017 5:39:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/7/17 | Justin Caruso
    A CNN correspondent suggested Tuesday that the Democratic Party may need to “alienate some white voters” in order to shore up the black vote.WATCH:(video at link)CNN White Correspondent Abby Phillip said on “The Lead With Jake Tapper” Tuesday, “Virginia is the kind of state that highlights the key problem for Democrats right now, which is that in order to bring out African-American voters you might have to alienate some white voters.”
  • The Obsession With White Voters Could Cost Democrats the Virginia Governor’s Race

    10/23/2017 12:49:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 23, 2017 | By Steve Phillips
    One simple statistic highlights the folly of much of the Democratic Party’s strategy and spending. If every person of color who voted for Hillary Clinton in Virginia last year turns out to vote in Virginia’s gubernatorial contest on November 7, Democrat Ralph Northam could win without getting a single vote from a white person. Not one. And yet most Democratic strategists and donors overlook and undervalue voters of color in general and African-American voters in particular. As a result, Democrats are at real risk of losing eminently winnable contests in Virginia this year, as well as in myriad races in...
  • Kamala Harris, Booker Are Early 2020 Favs Among Black Leaders

    10/06/2017 4:44:53 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jonathan Allen and Chandelis R. Duster
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Kamala Harris is the potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate generating the most excitement among the black political elite, according to participants at this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation policy forum in Washington. It’s still way too soon for endorsements — none of the major potential candidates are even in the race yet and elected officials say they’re more focused on the 2018 mid-terms than the next presidential contest — but Harris, a California Democrat who is in her first year in the Senate, has emerged at the center of attention.
  • Black Unemployment Hit HISTORIC high with Obama, Historic LOW under Trump

    08/10/2017 8:49:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies ^ | August 2017 | Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Seasonally Adjusted Series title: (Seas) Unemployment Rate - Black or African American Labor force status: Unemployment rate Type of data: Percent or rate Age: 16 years and over Race: Black or African American
  • Watch: Maxine Waters Doesn’t Rule Out All-Black Political Party

    08/08/2017 4:01:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 8, 2017 | Staff
    In a Monday appearance on “The Breakfast Club” radio show, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) left the door open for an all-black political party. Host Charlamagne Tha God asked Waters if black people should start their own political party. “No, not at this point,” Waters responded. “You’ve got to show that you’re willing and you’re able to put the numbers together and exercise your influence. We still are not voting our influence yet. What we should do is organize our power, exercise our power, particularly in the Democratic Party because that’s where most of us are.”(continued)
  • Black Activists Urge Democrats to Put an African-American On 2020 Presidential Ticket

    07/28/2017 10:41:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | July 25, 2017 | Tanasia Kenney
    Democrats must strongly consider putting an African-American candidate on the ticket if they plan to win back the White House, a number of Black activists say. The issue stands to be a topic of concern as hundreds of Black leaders gather in Baltimore, Md., this week for the NAACP’s 108th Annual National Convention, according to The News & Observer. This is the organization’s first major gathering since the contentious presidential election last fall. The group already has a growing number of potential candidates on its list, including Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Days After It Filed Suit Against His Administration, Trump To Skip NAACP Speech

    07/22/2017 9:15:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies ^ | July 20, 2017 | Jack Davis
    On the same week the NAACP sued the Trump administration over its voter fraud commission, NAACP Board Chairman Leon Russell criticized President Donald Trump for not speaking at this year’s NAACP convention, which kicks off this weekend in Baltimore. On Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Trump was invited to speak but is not attending the event. “My understanding is that the invitation has been declined for this year, but certainly the invitation for dialogue with that group would happily take place, and we would certainly like to be able to continue to do that,” Sanders said....

    07/07/2017 11:13:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Afro American ^ | July 7, 2017 | by Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq
    For years, Black people have delivered our vote to Democrats. Many Democrats wouldn’t have won without our vote. Now some Black people, and other people of color, have become discouraged because no matter the votes we deliver, we are taken for granted. Once elected, many forget our efforts on their behalf. Until President Barack Obama ran for office, I voted for Democrats, but I’d lost my enthusiasm for my Party. My enthusiasm returned full force in 2008 and 2012. By 2016, I still enthusiastically supported Secretary Hillary Clinton. I did so because she was a Democrat, but also because she...
  • Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs: Black People ‘Don’t Really Give a Rip About Trump’

    06/22/2017 12:30:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    <p>Rap super producer P. Diddy — real name Sean Combs — says he has been silent about the current state politics because black people “don’t give a f*ck about” President Donald Trump. “Politically, the way my mind is thinking—I ain’t with no marching,” Diddy told the Daily Beast. “If I come in the battlefield, I wanna be coming to the battlefield ready. Also, honestly, that’s why you haven’t really seen me show up on certain things.”</p>
  • Black Voters Aren’t Turning Out For The Post-Obama Democratic Party

    05/31/2017 12:30:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | May 30, 2017 | Patrick Ruffini
    The special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is the first major test of the Democratic resistance to President Trump. In one sense, the results of the first round in April were promising for the party. Thanks to an impressive Democratic turnout, Jon Ossoff, the Democrat who advanced to this month’s runoff, almost cracked 50 percent of the vote in a district that’s nearly 10 percentage points more Republican than the nation as a whole.1 The result, moreover, was a reversal of some turnout trends we saw in 2016, when President Trump outperformed the polls on the back of higher...
  • Voter turnout dipped in 2016, led by decline among blacks

    05/14/2017 5:58:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2017
    New data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau shows an estimated 61.4 percent of Americans over the age of 18 cast ballots, down from the 61.8 percent who voted in 2012 and well below the 63.8 percent who voted in 2004, the recent high-point of voter participation. White voters were most likely to turn out; 65.3 percent of whites told Census Bureau surveyors they voted in 2016, more than a full percentage point higher than their participation rate in 2012.  But voter turnout among black voters fell almost seven percentage points, to 59.4 percent, the Census figures show — after...
  • The Real Reason Hillary Lost: Black People Just Don’t Like Her

    05/10/2017 4:54:41 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Back in September 2016 we noted that unprecedented black voter turnout was a huge component of Obama’s victories in both 2008 and 2012. After running in the low-to-mid 50% range for decades, black voter participation surged to over 60% for Obama in 2008 and 2012, the highest levels ever recorded. As we noted then, the key question for Hillary in 2016 was whether she should expect the same level of unprecedented black voter turnout that Obama was able to garner in his two elections? Now, courtesy of new 2016 voter data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau, we now...
  • Black People: Don’t You Worry About ‘Bout a Thing. Kat Timpf Will Save You

    05/05/2017 11:14:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    American ^ | May 5, 2017 | Colin Flaherty
    Black people of America: Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing. Because the new Fox News megastar Kat Timpf has got your back. And she told us so on the first episode of her new show, “The Fox News Specialists.” “I do understand issues with criminal justice, particularly in the black community and police brutality,” she intoned. Which is extremely convenient, because in April, dozens of cities around the country saw hundreds of examples of black mob violence. All wildly out of proportion. All without the benefit of Kat’s explanations. So if anyone happens to see Kat during one of her...