Black Politicians

MANNING, S.C. — In his first campaign appearance, South Carolina’s surprising U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene avoided any major gaffes Sunday as he hit his three major themes of jobs, education and justice.

From WashingtonPost.com: Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and […]

MANNING, S.C. – Alvin Greene earned the nickname “turtle” in high school – a quiet, withdrawn boy who was smart when he applied himself but rarely took a chance and tried to put himself in comfortable situations.

From TheGrio.com: By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III Once again RNC Chairman Michael Steele has taken his rhetoric a bit too far.

ATLANTA (AP) — Thurbert Baker’s gubernatorial campaign had just moved into its new rental home last week and was soaking in the atmosphere of worn carpet, bare walls and rooms empty except for desks and laptop computers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just about everyone likes Charlie Rangel.

CHICAGO (AP) – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich called Oprah Winfrey a kingmaker who could influence voters as he mulled naming the talk show host to President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat, according to anFBI tape played Monday at his corruption trial.

From HuffingtonPost.com: Our friends at the White House Flickr just uploaded a short behind-the-scenes look at what’s been going on in Obamaland in June. So far, the President chowed down on boiled seafood in Louisiana and he met Dick Van Dyke (and fixed his bow tie!).

From Gawker.com: Someone in the White House has finally convinced Barack Obama to do a primetime address about the oil spill. He’ll be in the Oval Office. Fancy! But can we expect to hear anything new? Will he “act angrily” enough?

Since the news broke that Alvin Greene won the South Carolina Democratic Party Primary Election for US Senate, countless media and political elites, have filled several rounds of the news cycle looking down their noses at the unlikely winner. But more important than questioning where he got the $10,400 filing fee and feigning outrage in […]

From SFGate.com: Fresh from an undisputed victory over her Democratic competitors in the race for California Attorney General, current San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris took the podium at The Delancey Street Foundation and, flanked by Assistant Attorney General Tony West, his wife Maya Harris, and their daughter Meena, gave the best speech of her […]