Herman Cain’s rise and fall would have been more surprising had he not been a Black politician. From Adam Clayton Powell to Marion Barry, from Charles Rangel to David Patterson, many Black voters expect their leaders to be taken down at some point by the powers that be. With Cain, Black America held its breath, […]
Herman Cain has another soundbite bomb-dropper for us: He can bring African American voters to the Republican Party in 2012. The Washington Post reports that the self-described “Chocolate Walnut” sent out a mailer to Iowa voters saying that he can grab a large share of the black vote, “something that has not been done since […]
Last week was the 41st Annual Legislative Conference for the Congressional Black Caucus. The conference was filled with panels, author talks/signings, and direct contact with Congressional Black Caucus members to discuss the ills of the Black community and things that can be done to fix it. But you probably didn’t hear about that. You probably […]
Florida Congressman Alan West says he’s contemplating leaving the Congressional Black Caucus after fellow caucus member Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind) told attendees at a recent CBC town hall metting that the Tea Party would love to see Black people hanging from trees. See also: Black Congressman: “Tea Party Would Love To See Us Hanging From […]
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. responded to reports Tuesday that he tried to pay for a U.S. Senate seat and released a statement about an alleged relationship with a Washington, D.C., woman.
In June, a Charleston businessman named Tim Scott won the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s First Congressional District, defeating Paul Thurmond, the son of state political legend Strom Thurmond, with nearly 70 percent of the primary vote.
While the world focused its attention on the political cliffhanger in May that led to Great Britain’s first coalition government in 70 years, the U.K.’s minorities were making significant gains in national representation.
Charles Rangel throws a lavish birthday party. New York’s Democratic elite showered love and cash Wednesday night on scandal-soaked Rep. Charles Rangel at a lavish 80th birthday party fund-raiser.
WASHINGTON — A combative Rep. Charles Rangel told the House Tuesday he’s not resigning despite 13 charges of wrongdoing and demanded the ethics committee not leave him “swinging in the wind.”
Reps. Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters have more than just financial scandal in common as they face career-threatening charges before the House ethics committee.