January 25, 2008 As we approach the South Carolina Democratic primary tomorrow, we take a look at how celebrities sway voters. An unprecedented number of African-American stars have been speaking out for their candidates of choice. Farai Chideya talks to a number of them, assessing the power of celebrity in presidential politics.
January 23, 2008 Starting today, News & Notes is broadcasting from South Carolina in time for the state's primary. We head to the historically black Benedict College and hear student perspectives on the election. Then, we catch up with celebrities Chris Tucker and Kerry Washington at a political rally.
January 15, 2008 This election season, Michigan's struggling economy is a major issue, especially for black voters in the state. Sharing insights about black life in Michigan are Jerome Vaughn, news program director for WDET in Detroit, and Jimmy Green, president of the Michigan Black Republican Party.
January 9, 2008 Just two contests into election 2008, there's been one clear winner: voter turnout. For more, Farai Chideya is joined by Mary Frances Berry, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, and Ron Christie, vice president of the lobbying group, DC Navigators.
January 8, 2008 In last week's Iowa caucuses, young voter turnout tripled. Will the same happen in New Hampshire today? Here to talk about the youth vote are political consultant Jehmu Greene; Melissa Harris Lacewell, professor of political science and African-American studies at Princeton University; and two of her Princeton students.
January 4, 2008 Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee shook up the Democratic and Republican political establishments after winning the Iowa caucuses. Farai Chideya discusses the results with political strategists Jamal Simmons and Angela McGowan.
January 3, 2008 Both Iowa and New Hampshire — states with an early stake in the election — have been criticized as not representing America, given their size and lack of racial diversity. Farai Chideya weighs the issue and the larger impact of the African-American vote with Angela McGowan and Jamal Simmons.