Though his campaign caught fire for a time, many black voters did not embrace Herman Cain because he rejects institutional racism as a major issue. But his candidacy has exposed rifts in the black community.
Obama attends the Rev. Al Sharpton's event Wednesday for his National Action Network. Rubbing shoulders with Sharpton may help Obama reinforce his standing with African-American voters, analysts say.
Black voters were a key part of Obama’s election in 2008. But now some African-American leaders are criticizing him for not doing enough.
A controversial parody raises broader questions about the Republican Party’s outreach.
Prejudice lingers, but there’s evidence it’s becoming a thing of the past.
The campaign argument could be decided by which group of voters shows up at the polls.
Obama sees potential in traditional red states such as Virginia, Colorado, and North Carolina. McCain looks to target blue states including Pennsylvania and Michigan.
They've been a key part of her base, but Obama may have closed the gender gap.
The black vote was key to his decisive win Saturday. To be competitive in the Feb. 5 sweepstakes, he'll need a broader coalition of independents, young people, and affluent whites, analysts say.