2012 Elections

As the 2012 election approaches, many young voters and volunteers say they have lost the zeal to campaign for President Obama like they did in 2008. See also: Glenn Beck: Rick Santorum ‘Is The Next George Washington See also: A girl and her dog in South Africa Interviews around the country suggest that while college students are […]

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republicans in Iowa and other early voting states seem to be giving presidential candidate Herman Cain the benefit of the doubt for now. But they say they need to know more about accusations that he sexually harassed women who worked for him in the 1990s. See also: Herman Cain Campaigns As […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Gloria Cain is hardly the traditional presidential campaign wife. She has been virtually absent from the campaign trail as her husband, Herman, runs for the Republican presidential nomination. And she’s been silent this week as the businessman fights to overcome allegations that he sexually harassed women while he led the National Restaurant Association […]

With President Obama one year away from either being re-elected or voted out of office, he’s decided to appoint one of his star organizers to head up his “Operation Vote” campaign targeted towards rallying minority voting. Michael Blake, who became a star in Obama’s 2008 campaign, landed a job with the White House as their […]

The National Restaurant Association paid $35,000 in severance pay in the late 1990s to one of the women who accused then chief executive, Herman Cain, of sexually inappropriate behavior, sources said on Tuesday. See also: Rush Limbaugh: Herman Cain Harassment Story ‘Unconscionable, Racially Stereotypical Attack’ The details of the incident are still murky, but according […]

HOUSTON — An African American conservative who runs the site, Ragingelephants.com, recently attacked several Democrats at a rally for GOP candidate, Herman Cain. Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani called the Democrats the “Party of KKK” at a rally in Houston before a Herman Cain speech. Cain has not condoned or criticized Kamu-Imani’s remarks. Herman Cain Better Get Serious […]

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has now catapulted himself to the top of the GOP field. According to the latest CBS/NY Times poll, Cain now leads former frontrunner for the GOP nomination Mitt Romney by 4 percentage points. Close to 1700 people were sampled for this poll and 455 said they planned to vote in […]

Straw polls seem to be Herman Cain’s bread and butter. Cain went on to win his second straw poll this past weekend in Nevada. He won 31 percent of the vote and edged out Mitt Romney who finished with 29 percent. Cain won the Nevada GOP Straw Poll making it the second he’s won in […]

I deal with a lot of non-black people. A lot of Blacks working in corporate or other professional fields do too. It’s not a complaint… I’m just stating my reality. But there’s something that happens when you deal with a lot of non-Blacks and then jump back into Black surroundings. I make references that I […]

In a new BlackPlanet/NewsOne poll, 88 percent of African-Americans believe that President Barack Obama deserves a second term. Only 12 percent of those polled believe he should be a one-term president. These numbers stand in sharp contrast to a recent USA Today poll where half of the country believes Obama doesn’t deserve a second term. […]

A general consensus among some conservatives, in Iowa especially, is that presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty’s refusal to sign Iowa’s “Marriage Vow” could be political suicide. The anti-gay-marriage, anti-porn, anti-abortion, anti-divorce pledge, drafted by Conservative stalwart Bob Vander Plaats, founder of The Family Leader has been signed by Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, however Pawlenty said […]

Two of the top Republican presidential contenders have backtracked from signing a pledge against gay marriage that also suggested Black families were stronger under slavery. First Leader, an Iowa Christian conservative group, released a pledge called “The Marriage Vow” which equates homosexuality with polygamy and adultery, and calls for the banning of all porn. The […]