Last night, President Bill Clinton forcefully articulated the story of President Barack Obama and the tough choices he has made to lead us through the darkest days of the economic crisis. Watch and share the speech, then if you're as fired up as we are, chip in to help make sure we win this November.
First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage for the first night of the Democratic National Convention and delivered a powerful speech about family and the promise of America. Watch it—then if you're fired up, chip in to help us win.
Once a strong supporter of moving our country forward, Alabama's former Rep. Artur Davis switched parties after meeting with defeat in his run for governor and is now joining the GOP in launching unfounded attacks against President Obama at the Republican National Convention.
47 years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the discriminatory practices that had led to the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans. Mark this anniversary by registering to vote—and making sure your friends and family are registered too.
Mitt Romney said this at the NAACP convention today: "If you want a president who will make things better in the African American community, you are looking at him." Really. But he neglected to mention a few important things during his speech to the nation's oldest civil rights organization.
Rep. John Lewis writes, ''I can still vividly recall the march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, the sit-ins in Nashville, and the boycotts in Birmingham that were all part of the struggle to end discrimination and racial inequality during the civil rights movement. Thousands of Americans, of all races and backgrounds, came together to make our country a more perfect union. And those efforts culminated in the enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act 48 years ago today.''
On Sunday, I marched the Edmund Pettus Bridge. On the other side, there were columns of Alabama State Troopers lining Highway 80. It could not have been 1965; nearly all of the troopers were African American.
Four years ago, this country did something historic; something few thought was possible in electing Barack Obama. And two million more African Americans were inspired to come out and vote than in the previous Presidential election – 96% of whom supported the President.