Black Politicians

DALLAS (AP) — Kwame Kilpatrick, the disgraced former mayor of Detroit, has a message for the city he used to lead: Let’s move on.

From NewsTimes.com: DANBURY — He is a civil rights leaders, a self-described “agitator” who inspires passions among both those who support the causes he advocates and those who oppose them.

From HuffingtonPost.com: Ken Blackwell, author of the new book, “Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency,” was on “The Daily Show” last night where Jon Stewart tore to shreds his argument that the Obama administration is tyrannical and unconstitutional. Stewart pointed out that the level of rhetoric in the book […]

From Laurel May @ 944.com: Rap Sessions: Community Dialogues on Hip-Hop has teamed up with Harvard Law-based think tank, The Jamestown Project to present its fifth annual national discussion tour. These townhall-style meetings will bring together a panel of leading hip-hop activists, artists and experts for public dialogue exploring the possible ways hip-hop’s entrepreneurial spirit […]

RAP SESSIONS WITH BAKARI KITWANA Bakari Kitwana speaks with Reverend Conrad Tillard about the Democratic Primary battle ramping up this election year between longtime Congressman Charles Rangel and Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV for New York’s 15th Congressional District, the Congressional seat once held by the great Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. New York’s first Black […]

From TIME.com: Barack Obama’s right-wing opponents cast him as a socialist failure. His left-wing hecklers see him as an overcautious hedger. But, critics notwithstanding, the President is on a path to be a huge success by the time of November’s midterm elections.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s capital city has elected its first black mayor.

From SunTimes.com: Why should an African-American vote Republican? “You really don’t have a reason to, to be honest — we haven’t done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True,” Republican National Chairman Michael Steele told 200 DePaul University students Tuesday night.

From WashingtonPost.com: The president’s official schedule for today is pretty thin. He takes off from LAX at 8:40 a.m. Pacific time to return home from his Los Angeles fundraising trip. He lands at Andrews Air Force Base at 4:05 p.m. Eastern time. That’s it. That’s the schedule.

Three Democratic congressmen — all black — say they heard racial slurs as they walked through thousands of angry protesters outside the U.S. Capitol. A white lawmaker says he heard the epithets too. Conservative activists say the lawmakers are lying.

NEW ORLEANS — In damage control mode, GOP national chairman Michael Steele on Saturday sought to quell the furor over his management of the Republican National Committee by acknowledging errors and vowing to learn from them.

From FOXNews.com: The President and First Lady took time out of their busy schedules on Wednesday to sit down for a taping with “American Idol” as part of the hit show’s fundraising event set to air next week.