Tag: Election

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

More than 20 Black female elected officials, activists and community leaders came together in solidarity to voice their concern that Black women are being overlooked in regard to leadership within the Democratic Party. The women, including State Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Calif.); Tamika Mallory, Women’s March co-chair; and Star Jones, attorney,…

Dave Chappelle is 'Sorry' for Giving Trump a Chance

During a November 12 hosting slot on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” comedian Dave Chappelle suggested to millions of American TV viewers to give President Donald J. Trump a chance. For that, Chappelle said he is sorry. It was the first post-election episode of SNL when he said at the end…

Why Courting White Voters Will Not Save the Democratic Party

A key factor that contributed to the Democratic Party’s loss in the presidential election was its failure to engage minority voters. And trends indicate that this will only become more important for the fate of politics in future elections. A Pew Research Center study revealed last week that 2016 was…

'Voter Fraud' Investigation Based on One Tweet

President Donald Trump’s recent allegation that he lost the popular vote in the November election due to “illegals” voting appears to have been based off of an unverified claim someone made on his favorite communication platform: Twitter. Throughout November and December Trump took to Twitter to insist he would have…

Trump Sticks to False Facts on Election Votes

In his first meeting with congressional leaders on Monday night, President Donald Trump once again insisted on the widely debunked claim that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for 3 million to 5 million “illegals” who voted in the 2016 election. Despite numerous studies and…

Country Headed on 'Wrong Track' with Trump: Poll

The majority of millennials believe America is headed down the wrong track with the election of Donald Trump, according to a report released by GenForward on Tuesday. The poll, which questioned adults aged 18-30, found that millennials of different races all agree that the country is not headed in the…

Post-Election Hate Crimes Roughly Seven Times Higher than Average

Hate incidents have occurred in record numbers since Election Day, with a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) calculating roughly seven times the weekly average according to the FBI’s 2015 hate crimes report. Earlier this month, the FBI released its annual hate crimes report, revealing that 5,818…