The Black Ballot

Keep informed on the issues that matter most to Black voters. From voter suppression to racial inequality, our website covers the issues that affect the Black community’s vote and ballot. With expert commentary, in-depth reporting, and exclusive interviews, NewsOne provides the information you need to make informed decisions at the polls.

Some people are wondering how the U.S. can come up with $2 trillion so quickly for a coronavirus bailout stimulus package while also repeatedly snubbing the topic reparations for descendants of slaves in America.

The Congressional Black Caucus has submitted a sweeping list of proposals that it says elected officials must implement to specifically protect Black folks and their best interests as the country grapples with the coronavirus crisis.

Brenda Jones, a Black woman Democrat and president of the Detroit City Council, has reportedly filed paperwork that means she intends to run for the seat in Congress that she lost to current Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib in 2018.

A new report by Plus Three illuminates some important questions.

Citizens express their outrage on social media.

If Joe Biden becomes the Democratic nominee and picks Amy Klobuchar as his running mate over any number of qualified Black women rumored to be under consideration, some Black voters may take it as a slap in the face.

Joe Biden’s South Carolina primary win prompted a spirited online debate about his presumed Democratic nomination and who the former vice president should pick as his running mate: Stacey Abrams or Kamala Harris.


Jesse Jackson has returned the favor over 30 years later, announcing his endorsement for Senator Bernie Sanders.

Citing the civil rights movement, Kamala Harris announced that she will be endorsing Joe Biden.

Florida Congresswoman Val Demings has been increasingly the subject of people being considered as a vice-presidential candidate for the eventual Democratic nominee.

Without the elusive endorsement of Barack Obama, it was unclear which Democratic candidate would be able to break out and beyond the rest of the pack.


The House has passed the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act, introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush, criminalizing lynching, thus making the act a hate crime under federal law.