Here are articles that reflect the vision of the Black Futures Lab and the power of Black voters, as well as policy briefs that positively impact our Black communities. 

The Detroit News

We must protect voting rights

At a time when political developments seem to have lost the ability to shock, many gasped at Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s 2011 remarks…that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the 10th Amendment…

The Cut

Black Women Kept Roy Moore Out of Office. Here’s How to Actually Thank Them.

Late on Tuesday night, America was once again reminded of the power of Black women. Thanks in large part to overwhelmingly high turnout among Black voters and Black women…

The Huffington Post

Black Women Played A Big Part In Doug Jones’ Surprise Victory In Alabama

Increased turnout among black voters―particularly black women―fueled Democrat Doug Jones’ stunning victory in Alabama’s Senate special election on Tuesday…

The New York Times

Black Voters to Democrats: You’re Welcome

The first election I can remember was the race between George H. W. Bush and Michael Dukakis in 1988. Dressed in footie pajamas, I stayed up late with my political die-hard parents…

Mother Jones

Don’t Blame Black Voters If Roy Moore Wins. Blame Alabama’s Secretary of State.

This time last year, Alabama’s chief elections official landed in the national spotlight for delivering a screed against nonvoters that many people interpreted as an attack on African Americans in the state…

City Lab

The Price Black Voters Paid to Defeat Roy Moore

The narrative around the Doug Jones vs. Roy Moore U.S. Senate race in the days leading up to yesterday’s election was that black people needed to vote at higher rates than normal…