Election 2016

What’s happening in state capitols, city halls, and school boards have more of a direct effect on our daily lives than Washington politics.

More single Black women are packing pistols. “There is a high uptick of African-Americans buying guns across the country,” said Philip Smith, president of the 14,000-member National African-American Gun Association. “We are enrolling members in gun clubs in record numbers and Black women are driving gun sales,” Smith said. “More women are buying guns and […]

Even decorated police officers are becoming victims of racial offensives after Donald Trump was elected president. Hate crimes in New York are up 115 percent since Election Day and Muslim police officers – who have also become blatant victims of bigotry — are requesting a meeting with Trump to discuss the spike in racial assaults […]

Even decorated police officers are becoming victims of racial offensives after Donald Trump was elected president. Hate crimes in New York are up 115 percent since Election Day and Muslim police officers – who have also become blatant victims of bigotry — are requesting a meeting with Trump to discuss the spike in racial assaults […]

Lisa Monaco, Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser, on Friday announced the Obama administration's investigation of Russia's involvement in hacking the 2016 Election.

Welcome to our new normal. Even NFL players are targets of racial hatred four weeks after Donald Trump was elected president. Nikita Whitlock, a 25-year-old running back for the New York Giants and a father of two young children, returned to his New Jersey apartment this week to find a scrawled message of white supremacy: […]

Welcome to our new normal. Even NFL players are targets of racial hatred four weeks after Donald Trump was elected president. Nikita Whitlock, a 25-year-old running back for the New York Giants and a father of two young children, returned to his New Jersey apartment this week to find a scrawled message of white supremacy: […]

ICMYI: CMPD Unveils New Strategy For Protestors Gov. Pat McCrory conceded his defeat to state Attorney General Roy Cooper in a two-minute video. McCrory said his team will assist in the transition. McCrory, former mayor of Charlotte, ended the video with plans to develop a financial plan to address the recent hurricane and wildfire. He […]

Hate is intensifying across America three weeks after Donald Trump was elected president. And William Sims, 28, a promising and successful African-American musician from Richmond, California, was the victim of a fatal hate crime on Nov. 12 just days after the contentious presidential election. Sims was found beaten and shot on a roadway outside a […]

Many are apprehensive of the future amid rising hate crimes reported since early November.

President-elect Donald Trump received minimal support from minority voters, according to a new study conducted by Reuters.

In the wake of the surprising results of the 2016 Election, Bob Johnson wrote an open letter to Black America. In it, he suggested that Black folks think differently about their votes and their political affiliations. Here’s the entire letter.  How should Black American voters respond to the tectonic political rift and the stress of […]