The Black Ballot

Black Voters Matter was in South Carolina ahead of the state's Democratic primary to help raise awareness and encourage participation.

New Hampshire's decision to hold the nation's first presidential primary has racial implications.

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.


As the South Carolina primary will take place on Saturday, Joe Biden, who was confident in his support from the state's Black voters, is facing competition from other Democratic presidential candidates, which could possibly affect the outcome of the primary results.


It's been nearly 75 years since one man fought South Carolina Democrats to end whites-only primaries. Now, this year's South Carolina primary could be a make-or-break moment for some of the all-white candidates as their fates lay in the hands of Black voters.

CNN projected Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to win the South Carolina primary Saturday, beating Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Congressman Clyburn warns that Sanders' free college tuition plan would kill private black colleges. Students would bypass HBCUs in favor of state colleges.

WASHINGTON  — Dredging up a past that Newt Gingrich has worked hard to bury, the GOP presidential candidate’s ex-wife says Gingrich asked for an “open marriage” in which he could have both a wife and a mistress. RELATED: Gingrich’s Racist Surge Will Gingrich’s Ex Sink His Campaign? In an interview with ABC News’ “Nightline” scheduled […]

It takes an ol’ Georgia southern boy like former President Jimmy Carter to call out another Georgia southern boy (Newt Gingrich) for using racism to get votes. (Well…nothing else seems to be working, right?) RELATED: Gingrich’s Racist Surge Will Gingrich’s Ex Sink His Campaign? Carter doesn’t think Gingrich is racist (We’d beg to differ), but […]

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich is leaning into his argument that President Barack Obama is a “food stamp president” and that poor people should want paychecks, not handouts. SEE ALSO: Common Says You Can Still Be A Drake Fan (VIDEO) The pitch earned him a standing ovation in South Carolina during a presidential debate on Martin […]

By Perry Bacon Jr. Michael Steele was the official head of the Republican Party until late last year, and businessman Herman Cain briefly led in the polls for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. RELATED: GOP Candidates Go Hard On Romney But the black Republican whose endorsement the remaining GOP presidential candidates truly want belongs to […]

Mitt Romney may not be a right-wing racist peddling food stamp rhetoric to the masses, but he is no friend to black folks, either. RELATED: GOP Candidates Go Hard On Romney Romney The Flip-Flopper The New York Daily News reports that Rick Santorum, taking advantage of MLK Day, asked Romney if he believes convicted criminals […]