Roland Burris

Bipartisan cooperation seems hard to come by in Congress these days, but could a “baby step” have been made this week when Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) hosted a gathering of past and present black senators at the Capitol? Former ambassador and Illinois senator Carol Moseley Braun used that term to describe her hopes for the moderated […]

Washington (CNN) – Illinois Sen. Roland Burris is considering running for mayor of Chicago, potentially joining a crowded field of candidates that includes an ex-senator, current congressman and President Obama’s former chief of staff.

Washington – Right now, black folks in America cannot see themselves reflected in the makeup of the Senate. But we should see that reflection, and we should push collectively for the next black senator, regardless of whether that person is a Republican or a Democrat. What matters is how that person connects to his or […]

In his farewell speech, Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.), the only African American in the Senate, said it was “troubling” that when he leaves at the end of the month, there will be no blacks when the new Senators are sworn in next January.