Since the country’s founding, no Black woman has ever served as a governor in the United States. But South Carolina Democratic state Sen. Mia McLeod says she’s the person who can change that, despite the fact that Democrats haven’t been elected to a statewide office there in 15 years.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Black lawmakers in South Carolina are calling on former Vice President Joe Biden to disavow statements from a longtime friend and campaign surrogate that they say are racist. About half of the 45-member Legislative Black Caucus held a news conference on Wednesday blasting Democratic state Sen. Dick Harpootlian for remarks they […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail last year, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought the support of black voters by asking them, “What the hell do you have to lose?” An answer came during the Congressional Black Caucus’ annual legislative conference this past week: Everything. “We are losing essential freedoms,” said Brittany Packnett, who […]
Hear the first installment of the Reality Radio with Cathy Hughes’ “Living History” segment, featuring Chaka Fattah here In the Philadelphia area, Congressman Chaka Fattah is a household name. Elected to the Pennsylvania State House at age 27, Fattah, now 57, has long been known for his support for African-Americans, the working class and […]