Black Politicians

As pressure mounts for Andrew Cuomo to resign over dueling scandals, New York's Democratic governor seemed to follow an age-old political playbook by seeing refuge with Black leaders ready to defend him.

Wilkes, 30, an activist and movement leader, recently launched her second campaign to run for Maryland's 5th Congressional District, in hopes to unseat Rep. Steny Hoyer, the longest-serving House Democrat.

The annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors may have ended Monday, but the political power of Black women was showing absolutely no signs of letting up.

San Francisco Acting Mayor London Breed was ousted from her post and replaced by well-off venture capitalist Mark Ferrell.

Ben Carson said he would be willing to give Kanye West a good look if he decides to run for president in 2020.

By Keosha Johnson A Pressley is currently shaping history, and it’s not Elvis. SEE ALSO: Eddie Murphy Is Back With New Movie Who Is Steward Alexander? It’s Ayanna Pressley who was recently elected to the Boston City Council in its 101-year history. She won the seat in 2009 and has made waves in the local […]

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 […]

Special to NewsOne by contributor Bobby Marvin WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) was honored with the unveiling of his official portrait commemorating his tenure as the 62nd Chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means committee. A small bi-partisan group of congressional lawmakers including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), […]

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 […]