As Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton gear up for the South Carolina primary, the candidates are working overtime to reach out to Black voters.

Sanders recently spoke at Morehouse College, enlisting the help of rapper Killer Mike to energize young voters, while Clinton has made stops in Flint, Michigan, Harlem, and Chicago to make her appeal to African Americans.

On Wednesday, Clinton racked up another big endorsement when Sandra Bland‘s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, explained why she’s supporting the former Secretary of State.

“I’ve watched and followed her career and I saw her take the hits. Yet she still manages to stand here decades later like it didn’t bother her a bit,” Reed-Veal said. “As Sandra Bland’s mother, I know a little bit about frustration. You have to stand and push through it, even when you want a vacation.”

During the Chicago appearance, Clinton discussed the importance of police reform and invoked the names of those who have died in custody.

“We owe it to them to reform police practices to ensure that…no one is pulled over in their car for no good reason and then thrown into a jail where she’s found dead,” Clinton said. “We owe it to the families of young men like Laquan McDonald and the others whose names we know all too well— Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, so many others.”

Clinton’s appearance came a day after she gave a major policy speech about the need for racial justice.

Clinton is leading Sanders in South Carolina, where African Americans make up more than half of the Democratic electorate; however, the Vermont Senator has been quickly making up ground.

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  • mywordsaremypower

    I know she is hurting but she has made the wrong mistake. Hilary is a Snake and she she will be a more self serving, she already has flip flopped on her policies in a very short and shady time period. I understand people change their minds about social issues but it usually takes time to change, she has only changed to win the presidency candidate. if the Republican party was not so bigoted I think she would of fit more in with them but also that is for another universe. She still is snake and that grin of hers get’s on my nerves spiteful woman. Using her femininity as weapon to shame to her woman into voting for her, she is spite all over. I’m not a US citizen but why are black Americans voting for her after what her husband did and the things she has said. Can someone please enlighten a fellow Brit? What makes her shit look like diamonds?

  • lis

    Is this the same mother who didn’t bail out her daughter

    • LogicOverEmotion


  • LogicOverEmotion

    Sandra Blands mother NEEDS to be endorsing black people to get mental help. Her daughter killed herself and her mother is being rewarded for it. Notice how quiet they were after their independent autopsy? Her mother was tired of her chit (Sandra was arrested numerous times before) and that is why they didn’t bail her out. Sandra suffered from depression after losing her baby, had thoughts of suicide, and the last straw was when she got arrested and lost her job on the first day! Then her family ignored her pleas to get bail money and she lost it! Now her family gets to travel and speak to blacks about who they should vote for? Democrats are bamboozling blacks folks left and right. The same democrats that tried to keep blacks as slaves in the civil war.

  • LogicOverEmotion

    This has always been their strategy…keep blacks afraid of racism even though race has very little to do with their problems. But soon the black race will mean little to democrats as the black race is getting smaller bc so many women are having abortions and so many men are killing each other. Obama is counting on the Hispanics to keep their party in power. The US census conducted a study in population predictions and the black race will be the same while every other race will have grown.

    • vintage3000

      “keep blacks afraid of racism even though race has very little to do with their problems.”

      Speak of the devil…

  • Mary Burrell

    Saw a funny meme come across on my timeline it was Hilary Clinton’s head photoshopped on Beyoncé in her Formation costume. I think she will try anything to pander for votes from the black community. She’s not above donning a Beyoncé get up and making herself look foolish. She tried it by looking stupid attempting to lame whipping and Nae-Nae. So insulting.