by Nsenga Burton onSeptember 28, 2011
Israel, India, Spain and even Wall Street protesters decry the vote.
November 26, 2010
Video stills: Josée Valcourt interviews Haitian Americans in New York about their hopes and fears for the Nov. 28 elections.
by Belinda Otas onAugust 16, 2010
Minorities won a record number of seats in Parliament in the last election, and two black women are preparing groundbreaking campaigns. Yet given the U.K.'s severe economic challenges, some observers wonder how much there is to celebrate.
by Dayo Olopade onFebruary 4, 2010
Perry is one candidate in a crowded field who believes he can turn around his blighted city.
by Jack White onJanuary 22, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision will free corporations to spend, spend, spend in elections.
August 13, 2009
Speaking to a town hall in Abuja on the last legs of her ten-day trip to sub-Saharan Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used Bush v. Gore to relate to the embattled democracy. Did her diplomatic comparison go too far?
June 16, 2009
Obama doesn't want to meddle in Iranian elections and, per the video, doesn't want to keep repeating himself...
by Charlayne Hunter-Gault onApril 22, 2009
With nearly a third of voters too young to remember apartheid, South Africans go to the polls looking beyond that iconic struggle for freedom.
by Charlayne Hunter-Gault onApril 20, 2009
As Jacob Zuma prepares to become president of South Africa, the world is watching to see if he can steer the country clear of the kind of tumult that has been the hallmark of his own life.
by Jelani Cobb onJanuary 7, 2009
Black people have escaped an abusive political relationship before.
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