Election

While the country is being forced to deal with systemic racism and white supremacy, Black candidates are stepping into the void.

Wilkes, 30, an activist and movement leader, recently launched her second campaign to run for Maryland's 5th Congressional District, in hopes to unseat Rep. Steny Hoyer, the longest-serving House Democrat.

On the heels of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and President-elect Joe Biden’s historic victory, a wave of congratulatory messages from the HBCU community poured in.

In Georgia and North Carolina, 90 percent of Black youth voted for Biden.

HBCU alumnae who unwaveringly worked to tip the scale towards change were instrumental in Howard University alumna Kamala Harris’ historic victory.

The barbershop initiative ‘Shape Up the Vote’ was created to empower individuals to exercise their right to vote.

Over 40 stadiums and arenas have been transformed into polling sites in an effort to combat Black voter suppression.

Rapper Big Boi donated 150 meals to poll workers in Atlanta.

Tyler Perry is funding an initiative designed to increase Black voter turnout in Florida.

LeBron James’ nonprofit More Than a Vote and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund has recruited over 20,000 volunteer poll workers in an effort to address voter suppression.

From healthcare reform to an overhaul of the criminal justice system, these social justice crusaders are creating waves locally, and nationally. 

#TheBlackBallot breaks down five issues Black men should be thinking about before voting for president in November.