Race & Politics

April 30th, 2013
Written by Manny Otiko in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 0 Comments
After the last presidential election, the GOP realized that it had a problem with people of color. And according to Bill Calhoun, chairman of the Texas Federation for Republican Outreach (TFRO), the party is now making a concerted effort to reach out to minority voters.  "The last election taught the GOP that inclusiveness was an objective that would need to get started," Calhoun said. "Mitt...
April 24th, 2013
Written by Christine Armario - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
Latino GOP Conservatives Support Immigration Reform CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — As debate heats up around the Senate immigration bill, Latino Republican leaders are calling on fellow conservatives to refrain from harsh rhetoric, focus on the issues and embrace a fair but practical solution for the 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal permission. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., told...
April 12th, 2013
Written by Glenn Minnis in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
Obama Urged To Tackle Issue Of Mass Incarceration Led by hip-hop legend Russell Simmons and noted scholar Boyce Watkins, more than 150 celebrities and public figures have lent their names and voices as support in a growing movement seeking to have the Obama administration tackle the lingering issue of mass incarceration. In a letter addressed to both President Obama and Attorney General Eric...
April 11th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
Losses by Republicans in the last two presidential elections made them realize that the party offers little for minority voters. According to Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul, they are the exact voters the party must appeal to - even though it will be a “daunting task.” President Barack Obama received more than 9 in 10 votes from African-Americans in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential...
April 5th, 2013
Written by Nicholas Riccardi - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 1 Comment
PHOENIX (AP) — On the political map of the Southwest, Arizona stands out. Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico are independent-minded states that once leaned Republican but are trending Democratic, partly because of increasing numbers of Hispanic voters alienated from the GOP by its tough stance on illegal immigration. California, a GOP bastion for decades, is now solidly Democratic and the ultimate...


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