In a recent report released by the Census Bureau report stating that African-Americans voted at a higher rate than any other ethnic group in the 2012 presidential election. Can African-Americans maximize their power at the polls? This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features political analyst and Georgetown University professor, Dr. Chris Metzler; Angela Rye, co-founder and [...]
Source: Hope Yen / AP / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Making history, America’s blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, particularly among young people, new census data show. Despite increasing population, the number of white voters declined for the first time since 1996. [...]
Attorney General Eric Holder vows to fight for voting rights and fight against voter suppression during this year’s National Action Network Conference in New York City. MR. MARTIN: Welcome to “Washington Watch.” I’m here in New York’s Times Square, and we’re in the city to cover Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference. It was [...]
WASHINGTON (March 27, 2013) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today that Roland S. Martin, nationally syndicated columnist, television host, and radio and television commentator, is to receive the organization’s Journalist of the Year award. It is one of NABJ’s most coveted honors celebrating the accomplishments of black journalists and those who support [...]
By Cathy Cohen and Jon C. Rogowski America’s Wire Writers Group CHICAGO - In a democracy, few rights are as cherished as the right to vote. Yet, in the United States people of color, mainly Latinos, African Americans, Asians and Native Americans, are finding that the more they demonstrate their civic responsibility by voting, the more obstacles [...]
Source: Nick Wing / The Huffington Post A controversial voter ID measure in Pennsylvania will again not be in effect for the state’s primary elections in May, more than a year after it was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett (R). The decision came Thursday after lawyers on both sides of an upcoming lawsuit challenging the [...]
Source: The Huffington Post Desiline Victor, a 102-year old woman, received a standing ovation during the State of the Union on Tuesday for her resolve to vote. Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade, Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer, however, wondered what the “big deal” was. Victor made two trips and waited three hours to vote in Miami in [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: Former Florida GOP Head Admits To Voter Suppression; Protecting The Right To Vote (VIDEO)
Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss if President Obama has regained his mojo since winning re-election. This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features aren Finney, MSNBC political analyst. Dr. Chris Metzler, political scientist from Georgetown University, Michelle Bernard, president and CEO of The Bernard Center for Women; and Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color [...]
Roland Martin talks with Jim Greer about the Republican Party’s use of voter suppression.
Roland Martin, Noelle Nikpour and CNN’s Erin Burnett discuss former Florida GOP-Chair Jim Greer’s claims of voter suppression.