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WASHINGTON WATCH: Danny Glover Discusses What African-Americans Should Ask Of Pres. Obama (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON WATCH: Danny Glover Discusses What African-Americans Should Ask Of Pres. Obama (VIDEO)

Actor/activist Danny Glover discussed what should African-Americans say and do as relates to this second term of President Barack Obama and to this Congress? What does he want to see people mobilizing and organizing around? MR. MARTIN: The last four years, I consistently heard folks say, “We can’t ask for anything. [The] brother has a […]

WHAT’S THE ASK: What Should We Ask Of The Politicians Running For Elected Office? (VIDEO)

WHAT’S THE ASK: What Should We Ask Of The Politicians Running For Elected Office? (VIDEO)

This week’s segment of Washington Watch’s What’s The Ask features Ryan Mack, activist and president of Optimum Capital Management; Janaye Ingram, D.C. bureau chief of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network; Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor at Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland and David Johns IMPACT director and former senior senate staffer. What […]

WHAT’S THE ASK: What Should We Ask Elected Officials To Do About Healthcare Reform? (VIDEO)

WHAT’S THE ASK: What Should We Ask Elected Officials To Do About Healthcare Reform? (VIDEO)

Everyone has been waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on the President’s healthcare law. We’ve had lots of talk saying it might’ve been two weeks ago, last week. Since they end the session next week, it probably will be next week. Polls show most folks want the Supreme Court to throw it out, but […]

WHAT’S THE ASK: High Quality, Living Wage Jobs And Protecting The Voting Rights Act (VIDEO)

WHAT’S THE ASK: High Quality, Living Wage Jobs And Protecting The Voting Rights Act (VIDEO)

It has often been said that the Democratic Party takes African-Americans for granted, and the Republican Party simply ignores us. It is no secret that a large number of us vote Democratic as a rule. But, has that worked for us? Are the candidates we voted for delivering on the promises they made? I believe […]

WHAT’S THE ASK: What Should African-American Women Ask Of Politicians?

WHAT’S THE ASK: What Should African-American Women Ask Of Politicians?

We always tell people that if they don’t get involved in the political process, then they have no right to complain when politicians fail to give them adequate representation. I always say, “If you don’t vote, shut up.” And it can’t just be about voting for the man or woman that you like. We have […]

WASHINGTON WATCH: What’s The Ask, What Should We Demand From Politicians? (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON WATCH: What’s The Ask, What Should We Demand From Politicians? (VIDEO)

Polls show that a vast majority of African-Americans will cast their vote for Pres. Barack Obama in November, just as African-Americans did in 2008. In fact, he got about 96 percent of the Black vote in 2008, which was even higher than Al Gore’s 92 percent, that he got in 2000. But that doesn’t mean […]

What’s The Ask: What Should African-Americans Demand Of Politicians In Return For Our Vote (VIDEO)

What’s The Ask: What Should African-Americans Demand Of Politicians In Return For Our Vote (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that the vast majority of African Americans will vote for President Obama, but that does not mean we should not be asking for something in return from the President and all the politicians who get our vote. We’ve seen over the last few weeks how groups like the LGBT and Latino communities […]

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