Category Archives: National Politics

There’s Racist. And Then There’s Stunningly Racist. Then There’s This GOP Fundraising Email.

Last week, a fundraising email was circulated in support of David Clarke, Milwaukee’s infamous conservative sheriff. The email was made to look like it came from Rudy Giuliani. However, it was actually sent by Jack Daly, the self-appointed national chairman of the official draft Sheriff Clarke for Senate effort. Daly wants Sheriff Clarke to unseat… Read More »

The Missing Black Millennials

The Democrats need young black voters. But the political party of our parents doesn’t seem to know how to reach us — the black millennials they can’t afford to lose — this time around. Activists associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, which sprang up in the aftermath of protests over the killing of Michael… Read More »

A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

Despite what you read in some history books – such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run for President of the United States. In 1904, George Edwin Taylor – often forgotten in the discussion of black American political pioneers –… Read More »