Joe Biden Once Spoke At Strom Thurmond's Memorial Service. How Do People Feel About That Now?
Nearly 20 years ago, Biden eulogized Strom Thurmond, who began his long political career as a segregationist. Some South Carolina Democrats still say that's a good thing — but politics has changed a lot.
Black Officials In Virginia Have A List Of Demands For The Governor And Attorney General If They Won’t Resign
Lawmakers and activists in Virginia will protest at the governor’s mansion on Wednesday over Ralph Northam's refusal to resign amid a blackface scandal.
Ralph Northam Will Launch A “Listening Tour” About Race Amid Blackface Scandal
Plans to recalibrate the governor’s legislative agenda to focus on race are coming into focus.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Plans To Survive By Changing His Agenda To Focus On Race
The governor — reading "Roots" and "The Case for Reparations" — has brought on a new team to help, and is committed to pursuing a bold policy agenda to help make amends.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's Accuser Spoke Out In A New Public Statement
"What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault," Tyson said. Fairfax has denied the allegations.
Al Sharpton Says "There's A Constitutional Crisis In Virginia"
“We must deal with the fact that there’s a constitutional crisis in Virginia and that it’s based on race on the 400th anniversary that we were brought here as slaves to Virginia,” Sharpton said.
Sheila Jackson Lee Will Step Down As Chair Of The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Jackson Lee was recently named in a lawsuit alleging that she unlawfully fired a young woman who planned to pursue legal action against the CBCF. Jackson Lee denies any retaliation took place.
Kirsten Gillibrand Is Planning Her First Trip As A Candidate To South Carolina
Gillibrand will visit the Palmetto State for several days during Black History Month.
On MLK Day, Kirsten Gillibrand Introduced Her Campaign As A Spiritual Fight Against “Darkness”
“I believe that only light can drive out darkness,” Gillibrand told BuzzFeed News after a speech in New York.
Kirsten Gillibrand's First Iowa Endorsement Is Inspired By Her Call For Al Franken's Resignation
The first transgender chair of the Stonewall Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party gave Gillibrand her support, citing Gillibrand's decision to call on Al Franken to resign.
Kirsten Gillibrand Is Fighting For An “Awesome” America That Looks Like Upstate New York
The New York senator kicked off her presidential campaign in a place she thinks is emblematic of the kind of values and optimism that can beat Trump.
White 2020 Candidates’ Central Dilemma: Can They Move A Black Audience?
After Democratic candidates in 2016 struggled to connect with black voters, 2020 presidential hopefuls are addressing race head-on.
In A Private Meeting, Kirsten Gillibrand Signaled She Will Run For President
On Saturday, Gillibrand met with feminists and influential women in the days before she is expected to announce her candidacy — a preview of the kind of campaign she'll run.
Andrew Gillum’s Done Feeling Sorry For Himself. A Presidential Run Could Come Next.
The Florida gubernatorial candidate is making the rounds in Democratic politics.
Cory Booker Is Building A 2020 Campaign That’s Just Like Him: Vegan, Hyperactive, And Unapologetically Unconventional
French fries with Iowans in Newark. Eager big donors. A clearly defined message of “radical love.” Cory Booker has spent a year laying the groundwork for an ambitious possible presidential bid.
One Of The Democratic Stars Of 2018 Sharply Rebuked Her Party In A Private Meeting
Ayanna Pressley offered donors a vision for the Democratic Party’s future and essentially asked them to get down or sit down.
Deval Patrick's New Job: Finding A 2020 Candidate To "Break The Fever" Of Trump's Leadership
The former Massachusetts governor is talking with potential candidates as he creates a new role for himself after deciding not to run for president.
Beto O’Rourke Spoke With Al Sharpton As He Considers A Presidential Campaign
O’Rourke, now making up his mind about whether or not to join the 2020 Democratic primary, is huddling with another key adviser in Obama’s orbit.
Deval Patrick’s Decision Not To Run For President Is Personal, His Allies Said
Sources close to the former Massachusetts governor were disappointed but not surprised by his decision not to enter the 2020 Democratic primary.
Top Civil Rights Groups Call For “Immediate Steps” From Facebook To Rebuild Faith Among Its Black Employees And Users
Color of Change and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wrote a scathing joint letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg.