by Cynthia Gordy onMay 19, 2011
Fifty years after taking part in the Freedom Rides, Lewis issues a challenge for today's generation.
by Sheryl Huggins Salomon onApril 19, 2011
With a new "rags to riches" memoir out, the governor tells The Root why he loves teachers, rejects cynicism and thinks blacks should be sensitive to the gay-marriage struggle.
by Lenny McAllister onNovember 19, 2010
Roland Burris brought up a striking point with his farewell address to the U.S. Senate: He leaves behind a legislative body devoid of black representation. Are African Americans willing to support the next viable black candidate, even if that means voting across party lines?
by Joel Dreyfuss onNovember 19, 2010
Perhaps he's being held to a higher standard than white politicians accused of wrongdoing, but Rep. Charles Rangel has enjoyed unwavering voter support over 21 terms in Congress. In return we have a right to ask that he be above reproach.
by Lauren Williams onOctober 9, 2010
Rep. Charlie Rangel will have an ethics trial hanging over his head as he faces re-election.
by Nikita Stewart onSeptember 12, 2010
In this first of a three-part series profiling the nation's capital, The Root takes a look at who really holds the political power in this very political town.
May 12, 2010
As the New York Times has noted, 2010 finds more than 30 African Americans running for Congress on the GOP ticket. That's more black Republicans vying for office since Reconstruction--and proof positive that President Obama has forever changed the face of politics. Let’s meet the candidates.
May 12, 2010
The margin of victory was tighter the second time around.
March 23, 2010
Things get ugly for the House Democratic whip in the wake of the health care bill.
March 19, 2010
Calling the NY governor's handlers (whoever is left). Come in now!
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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