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Last week was a crazy week of news regarding the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and local politics. •FOTUS Michelle Obama will be in Charlotte…

The latest polling by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows that Mitt Romney maintains a substantial lead nationally in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. The survey, conducted Jan. 11-16, finds few differences among GOP voters from various religious groups in terms of the candidate they would most like […]

Carlos Mencia is known for his cutting comedy about Latino representation in the media, but he’s also a huge political buff. Mencia recently talked with…

The political season has taken in off all over the country, but it is particularly exciting in Charlotte.  In addition to the biannual City Council elections, the DNC is gearing up, which is making Charlotte a hot spot for politics.  There are many people in the community who generally won’t participate in the political process, […]

Special to NewsOne by contributor Bobby Marvin WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) was honored with the unveiling of his official portrait commemorating his tenure as the 62nd Chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means committee. A small bi-partisan group of congressional lawmakers including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), […]

They’re successful, they’re audacious, they’re conservative — and they happen to be Republican. Love them or loathe them, no one can deny the surmountable impact of the exclusive club of Black Republicans. In honor of their unique, yet undeniable place in politics, NewsOne presents this era’s Top 5 Black Republicans, who are a threat to […]

Recent reports revealed that President Obama is considering cuts on Social Security and Medicare, as bargaining pieces in negotiations to reach an agreement with Republicans on raising the country’s debt ceiling. In what seems to be a race to find the best means to an end on a drawn-out battle between Democrats and Republicans, debt-ceiling […]

In an email to supporters, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the DNC 2012 convention will be held in Charlotte. President Obama made several trips to Charlotte during the 2008 campaign. The election that year created an unprecedented amount of civic participation from voting at the booths to volunteering to campaign. North Carolina was a key […]

The Hip Hop Caucus, a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that engages young people in urban communities in elections, policy making and community service projects led by Rev. Lennox Yearwood, is hosting two Speak Out events this week. The first event will be held tomorrow at Johnson C. Smith University at 7:30 pm. The second event […]

President Obama spoke at Bowie State University in Maryland on behalf of governor Martin O’Malley. Although he spoke at Bowie State as a candidate, Obama’s speech marked the first time a sitting president ever spoke at the Maryland HBCU. Check out the audio of Obama’s speech. Check out the photos from the event.

VIA: Elev8.com Donna Brazile is recognized and respected for her ability to tell it like it is.  This ability has come as a result of advice she’s received – from her encounters with extraordinary people – over the years. In this month’sO, The Oprah Magazine, Donna shares her 6 rules on the smartest advice she’s […]

VIA: Elev8.com Former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers gave a rare interview to Fox-TV in Chicago recently. Asked what lessons she’s learned, Rogers said: “It really is not about me. I think that’s the important lesson. Things aren’t really always about you,” Rogers said. Some might say she didn’t learn that lesson quickly enough. […]