This year's Essence Festival took on an added political significance in part because of Democrats' apparent recent realization that Black women are the backbone of the party.

Perhaps no other issue among presidential candidates has managed to get as much attention as the argument surrounding reparations for descendants of slaves.

Beto O’Rourke got a free pass after calling Israel’s prime minister “racist,” unlike the treatment Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar got from Washington after her own comments.