January 30, 2013
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick picks William "Mo" Cowan to be interim U.S. senator, filling John Kerry's seat.
December 18, 2012
Five defining facts about the most powerful black politician not named Obama.
by Rep. Karen Bass onApril 7, 2012
Your Take: Rep. Karen Bass ponders the late Rep. Donald Payne's work on a subcommittee they shared.
by Cynthia Gordy onMay 19, 2011
Fifty years after taking part in the Freedom Rides, Lewis issues a challenge for today's generation.
March 17, 2011
The Congressional Black Caucus, which represents black federal lawmakers, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Though it's too often taken for granted by Democrats, and some of its members have been scrutinized for ethics violations, the group has also taken bold political stands and enabled the passage of key legislation. Here, The Root takes a look back at pivotal moments and achievements in CBC history.
by Washington Post onDecember 19, 2010
They say House ethics committee members investigating Rep. Maxine Waters bickered over errors in building a case against her.
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 Cord Jefferson onNovember 3, 2010
But that doesn't mean Florida's Allen West and South Carolina's Tim Scott, both of whom won House races on Tuesday, are all that similar. Their differing approaches reflect a schism in the GOP.
by Dayo Olopade onMarch 9, 2010
In Part 3 of our Women’s History Month series on leadership, why the future looks brighter.
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