Black Politics

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
SCOTUS Tosses Alabama Redistricting Plan Ruling to Pack Black Voters in Certain Districts

SCOTUS Tosses Alabama Redistricting Plan Ruling to Pack Black Voters in Certain Districts

The U.S. Supreme Court throws out ruling that upheld Alabama’s redistricting plan that would pack certain districts with mostly black voters. The case has been sent back to a lower court. On a 5-4 vote, the court threw out a lower court ruling that had upheld the plan, saying it […]

by · March 25, 2015 · Black Politics
Black Lawmakers To Netanyahu: Don’t Disrespect Our President

Black Lawmakers To Netanyahu: Don’t Disrespect Our President

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been put on blast by the Congressional Black Caucus, many of whom plan to skip his March 3 speech before Congress. They are telling him not to “disrespect” our president. The CBC considers Netanyahu and John Boehner’s stunt as a “slight” to President Obama and […]

by · February 11, 2015 · Black Politics
Rand Paul Opposes Loretta Lynch Nomination as Attorney General

Rand Paul Opposes Loretta Lynch Nomination as Attorney General

Sen. Rand Paul,  GOP 2016 presidential hopeful, says he will vote against the nomination of Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general. Paul cites her positions on drone strikes, executive amnesty and her “track-record of violating the individual freedoms granted to us by our Constitution.” Um, if Loretta Lynch was […]

by · February 5, 2015 · Black Politics
Edward Brooke, 1st Black in U.S. History to Win Popular Election to Senate, Dies

Edward Brooke, 1st Black in U.S. History to Win Popular Election to Senate, Dies

Edward Brooke, the first black elected U.S. senator, dies at age 95. He was the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate. Brooke, who was a Republican in the mostly liberal state of Massachusetts, died from natural causes at his Coral Gables, Fla., home on […]

by · January 3, 2015 · Black Politics, Breaking News
Rush Limbaugh Blames Left Wing for Eric Garner’s Chokehold Death

Rush Limbaugh Blames Left Wing for Eric Garner’s Chokehold Death

Backing up similar rhetoric from conservative windbag Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh blames the left wing for Eric Garner’s chokehold death by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Limbaugh appeared on Fox News Sunday to bemoan the “grievance industry” that is “literally ripping our fabric apart.” Limbaugh said that the aftermath of the […]

by · December 7, 2014 · Black Politics, Eric Garner
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Arrested on Corruption Charges

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Arrested on Corruption Charges

Another black politician is facing prison time. U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana says Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price accepted $950,000 in cash, cars and land from a consultant in exchange for influence. Price is accused of taking a total of $1.1 million and failed report it to IRS or on financial […]

by · July 25, 2014 · Black Politics
Ex-NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence for Public Corruption

Ex-NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence for Public Corruption

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for public corruption. Under the sentencing guidelines, he was facing 20 years in prison. Nagin, 58, the two-term mayor who was the face of the city during Hurricane Katrina, joins a list of Louisiana elected officials […]

by · July 9, 2014 · Black Politics, Breaking News
Gov. Rick Scott Suspends Miami Mayor Marie Lucie Tondreau Over Fraud Charges

Gov. Rick Scott Suspends Miami Mayor Marie Lucie Tondreau Over Fraud Charges

North Miami mayor Marie Lucie Tondreau was suspended from office by Gov. Rick Scott after she was charged in an alleged $8 million mortgage fraud scheme. Tondreau, who was released on $50,000 bail, faces up to 30 years in prison for six counts of wire fraud, federal officials said in […]

by · May 20, 2014 · Black Politics
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Resigns After Arrest on Theft & Bribery Charges

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Resigns After Arrest on Theft & Bribery Charges

Another black mayor bites the dust! Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned Wednesday after he was arrested on public corruption charges. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alleges he took tens of thousands of dollars in bribes, including $20,000 cash delivered in a briefcase to his mayor’s office last month. He […]

by · March 26, 2014 · Black Politics