politics

Belgium Elects Country’s First Black Mayor

Belgium Elects Country’s First Black Mayor

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 19, 2018

Pierre Kompany came to Belgium as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — his son Vincent is a professional footballer in the... Read More

Stephany Rose Spaulding

Stephany Rose Spaulding on Her Congressional Run and Black Women Doing the Impossible

by Teddy Grant   Oct 19, 2018

Stephany Rose Spaulding, Ph.D., wants to make history by turning Colorado’s 5th Congressional District politically blue for the first time. She is competing against... Read More

Radio ad, arkansas

Republican Radio Ad: ‘White Democrats Will Be Lynching Black Folk Again’

by Teddy Grant   Oct 19, 2018

A radio advertisement in Arkansas encouraging Black voters to support a Republican Congressman French Hill in the upcoming elections has drawn criticism after claiming... Read More

Here’s Everyone Running for Mayor in Chicago

Here’s Everyone Running for Mayor in Chicago

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 18, 2018

Considered the top mayoral race to watch this midterm, Chicago has 17 candidates seeking to take over the reigns from Rahm Emanuel who unexpectedly announced... Read More

Gillum, Hayes, Spaulding, Stratton, black candidates

Black Candidates to Watch Before November’s Midterm Elections

by Teddy Grant   Oct 18, 2018

The political landscape changed in November 2016 when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. Since then,... Read More

Joe Biden

Joe Biden: Voter Suppression is ‘Absolutely, Positively’ Happening

by Teddy Grant   Oct 18, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden believes that voter suppression tactics have “absolutely, positively, without question” increased in the United States. Biden spoke to CBS This... Read More

Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz

Beto O’Rourke on Cruz: ‘Lyin Ted’ Nickname Trump Gave You Was True

by Teddy Grant   Oct 17, 2018

Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) came out swinging during his second debate with Sen. Ted Cruz at their latest debate on Tuesday calling his Republican... Read More

Lauren Underwood, Congress

Lauren Underwood on Her Run For Congress & How She Connects With Voters

by Teddy Grant   Oct 12, 2018

Lauren Underwood, 33, recently spoke to EBONY about her campaign to become the next U.S. Representative for the 14th Congressional District in Illinois and... Read More

Anti-Lynching Legislation by Black Senators Advances

Anti-Lynching Legislation by Black Senators Advances

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 11, 2018

Today, (10/11), the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to advance the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, historic legislation that would... Read More

Meet the 18 Black Women Running for a Seat in Congress

Meet the 18 Black Women Running for a Seat in Congress

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 11, 2018

Some are labeling the 2018 election cycle the “Year of the Woman” thanks to historic runs such as gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams in Georgia.... Read More