Post Tagged with: "black politics"

Pota Coston, Fayette County's First Ever Black Commissioner, Dies from Cancer (Photo Credit: Pota Coston)

Pota Coston, Fayette County’s First Ever Black Commissioner, Dies from Cancer

Pota Coston, the first-ever black commissioner for Fayette County, Ga., lost her battle to breast cancer on Friday. She was 57. Coston was diagnosed in January, the same month she was sworn in as commissioner for Fayette County’s District 5. She was moved to hospice care on Tuesday after being […]

by · July 4, 2015 · Black News
Rick Perry Blasts GOP as Lacking "Moral Legitimacy" on Black Americans (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Rick Perry Blasts GOP as Lacking “Moral Legitimacy” on Black Americans

Rick Perry blasted Republicans, during a speech at the National Press Club, as lacking “moral legitimacy” on black Americans. He said, “But when we gave up trying to win the support of African Americans we lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln, the party of equal opportunity for all.” In other […]

by · July 3, 2015 · Black News, Elections
Hillary Clinton Talks About Racial Issues While GOP Candidates Run (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Hillary Clinton Talks About Race While GOP Candidates Run

While the Republican presidential candidates are running like Usain Bolt from dealing with race, Hillary Clinton is the only candidate with the guts to confront it head-on. Washington Post:  “The massacre last week at a church in Charleston, S.C., opened a leadership opportunity for the nearly two dozen politicians running […]

by · June 23, 2015 · Elections, Race in America
Rapper 50 Cent Backs Hillary Clinton for President: "It's Hillary Time" (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Rapper 50 Cent Backs Hillary Clinton for President: “It’s Hillary Time”

Rapper 50 Cent is the latest black entertainer to publicly support Hillary Clinton for president, saying “It’s Hillary time.” Snoop Dogg and Ne-Yo also voiced support for Mrs. Clinton. “I like some of the things that Hillary says,” 50 Cent told The Daily Beast, while in New York to promote […]

by · May 22, 2015 · Elections
Rand Paul: Bill Clinton Put “Generation of Black Men in Prison”

Rand Paul: Bill Clinton Put “Generation of Black Men in Prison”

GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul says Bill Clinton put a “generation of black men in prison.” Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul says Bill Clinton put a “generation of black men in prison.” Um, he still won’t get the black vote. No matter how hard he tries. “If I were the […]

by · May 18, 2015 · Elections
Black Fox News Contributor: Michelle Obama Should Have Thanked Affirmative Action for Success

Black Fox News Contributor: Michelle Obama Should Have Thanked Affirmative Action for Success

Black Fox News contributor Angela McGlowan upset Michelle Obama talked about racism during commencement speech. Self-loathing at its worst. Fox News managed to get a black contributor to throw Michelle Obama under a bus for her comments about racism during her commencement speech at Tuskegee University last weekend. Angela McGlowan told […]

by · May 12, 2015 · Race in America
Kamala Harris Aide, Brandon Kiel, Impersonated Cop with Fake “Masonic Fraternal PD”

Kamala Harris Aide, Brandon Kiel, Impersonated Cop with Fake “Masonic Fraternal PD”

Brandon Kiel, aide to CA AG Kamala Harris, charged with impersonating cop Brandon Kiel, an aide to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, has been placed administrative leave following his arrest for claiming to represent the “Masonic Fraternal Police Department,” which is a fake organization. Los Angeles Times: “Suspicions about the […]

by · May 6, 2015 · Today's Headlines
Republican Ben Carson Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Republican Ben Carson Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces 2016 presidential bid during an interview with WKRC-TV. Well, Carson is facing several obstacles in his quest for the Republican Party presidential nomination. For starters, he is joining a crowded field with zero political experience. Second, he has to compete for donors and support from […]

by · May 3, 2015 · Elections
Loretta Lynch Makes History as First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch Makes History as First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch makes history The U.S. Senate has made history by confirming Loretta Lynch the country’s first black female Attorney General. Lynch was confirmed by a 56-43 vote after the process was held up for five months over partisan wrangling over sex trafficking bill. It should be noted that Senate […]

by · April 23, 2015 · Black Politics
Senate Finally Ready to Set Up Vote to Confirm Loretta Lynch as AG

Senate Finally Ready to Set Up Vote to Confirm Loretta Lynch as AG

U.S. Senate leaders have announced a deal has been reached on a long-stalled human trafficking bill. This sets up a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general later this week, The Hill reports. Pressure has been building on Republicans for weeks to move Lynch, who has been waiting for […]

by · April 21, 2015 · Politics