Who We Are

The Brown & Black Forums of America is the nation’s oldest minority-focused presidential forum.

We are one of the nation’s only Presidential forums in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and the Latinx community.

We have been addressing issues of concern to the minority community for over 35 years  making us the oldest minority-oriented forum for Presidential candidates and the fourth oldest, established forum for the Presidential candidates in the nation.

Our Mission

The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum was established in 1984 with three major objectives:

  1. To focus national and international media attention on Latino and African American issues in Iowa and around the country.
  2. To bridge the gap between Latinos and African Americans and the majority community about the voting process and to educate Latinos and African Americans about the issues and problems that affect them.
  3. To mobilize and motivate members of both Latino and African American communities, in Iowa and around the country, to participate in the political process.


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