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African-American voters have historically been a predominantly strong base for the Democratic party, but a Houston based group called Raging Elephants is looking to change that with a “GOP Is The New Black” campaign. The new billboard depicts a number of well-heeled African-American actors while trumpeting the new slogan. Its also likely to spark a debate that may include allegations of race-baiting, as well as a certain inquiry into where the funds initially came from…coming to a basic cable news program near you!

“____is the new black” is a common locution to express the sudden popularity or versatility of an idea at the expense of a second idea. It’s origins are in the NY fashion scene, initially based on black clothing not race. Watch the local news report and debate that follows below.

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The year of the Black Republicans

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