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The Power of Black and Latino Voters

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In the middle of the 2016 presidential primary races, candidates are dropping out, and the scramble for additional supporters have begun. With two candidates of Latino descent as major front-runners of the GOP, a new conversation around the ethnic diversity of Latinos has hit mainstream American politics. Meanwhile on the democratic side, the voters of color could be the deciding factor of the election. 

For more insight on the power of the Black and Latino vote this election season, Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University gives a closer look. 

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A Decade of Daring: Access Strategies Fund Celebrates 10 Years

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Access Strategies Fund celebrated its tenth anniversary at Villa Victoria in Boston's South End.
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Basic Black After the Broadcast: Moving the masses to the polls

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 17, 2014

After the broadcast, the panel wrestled with the following question:  with so much at stake in the Massachusetts governor's race, what would it take to move the masses of voters of color to the voting booth?

 

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Jesse Jackson on Voting - 1971

Politics

In this clip Jesse Jackson (who was interviewed by Say Brother in 1971), talks about the importance of voting. "I'm optimistic, but my optimism does not grow out of white people getting better--it grows out of black people becoming wiser. Because our change will come out of proportion to our power." more

Elections - 1972

Black Boston | Politics

Activists discuss voting irregularities in the 1972 presidential election which was won by Richard Nixon.

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Rep. Andrew Young - 1973

Black Boston | Politics

 Black political participation in Boston.

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Use Your Vote - 1976

Black Boston | Politics

"I think that blacks have been alienated… Getting people excited I think is a test of the democratic system."  Dr. Ronald Walters, 1976.

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