According to an analysis by David Bositis, an expert on African-American politics, there are 82 black nominees in the two major parties running in 2014, surpassing the 2012 record of 72 candidates.
Of the 82 candidates running, 64 are Democrats and 18 are Republicans, and all but three are seeking election to the U.S. House.
As the 2014 midterm elections approach, it’s important to remember the words of Zora Neale Hurston that, “all your skin folk ain’t your kin folk.” It’s important to research every candidate’s positions and policies and not just vote for the Black candidate by default. However, the fact that more Blacks are being involved in national politics is encouraging news, because access to both the ballot box and the slate are key to progress.
via clutch magazine online . view the article at the link below.