In 1993 I left my birthplace of Minneapolis, seeking a hopefully glamorous future in New York City. Two years later, a 12-year-old Ilhan Omar and her family sought out Minneapolis as the site for their future, after spending four years in a Kenyan refugee camp and escaping war in their native Somalia.
A Texas woman on supervised release from a tax-fraud conviction will lose her freedom once again—this time for casting an illegal ballot in the 2016 election.
Some 365 days, 11 hours and 23 minutes ago, we realized that a sentient sweet potato with the penis, fingers and temperament of a toddler would become the 45th president of these United States (time may vary depending on when you read this, your time zone and how long you wept into your pillow).
As special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Kremlin intensifies upon the one-year mark of Trump’s election victory, Americans are still reeling over the methods Moscow used to exploit their racial discord.
Former first lady Michelle Obama, queen of our hearts, took some time out of her schedule to address the Beckys who voted for President Donald Trump while discussing a wide range of topics at a conference in Boston on Wednesday.
A lot of people, local officials and otherwise, have been exposed on Facebook as of late simply because they can't keep their offensive opinions to themselves.
Tuesday’s election is the first since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act three years ago in Shelby County v. Holder, and according to a study published Friday, 868 polling places that served mostly people of color have been closed in that time.
Donella Wilson, at 107 years old, has never missed a local or national election since she cast her first vote in the 1940s.
A Greenville, Miss., black church was burned and vandalized Tuesday night, Mississippi News Now reports.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) will meet face-to-face at Longwood University in Virginia for the one and only vice presidential debate Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. EDT.
Rumor has it that former President George H.W. Bush will be voting for Hillary Clinton when ballots are cast at the polls this November.
Donald Trump is moving forward with his plans to reach out to African-American voters, making what the Detroit Free Press is calling his "first foray" into black churches by visiting the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday.
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will go to Washington, D.C., to address the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists at the largest joint convention of black and Latino journalists since 2008, as reported by BuzzFeed News.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker isn't at all disturbed by Donald Trump's attack on him after Booker's speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday. In fact, Booker has taken to responding to Trump with love, CNN notes.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has reportedly secured the vote of President Barack Obama's half brother, Malik Obama, Reuters reports.
In what some will surely call “executive advocacy” (or abuse), the governor of Virginia will sign a staggering number of individual clemency grants to restore the voting rights of thousands of ex-offenders in the state after a court decision Friday threatened to take them away, reports ThinkProgress.
A Muskegon, Mich., lawyer who is running for a judicial position in Muskegon County's probate court has apologized for recent comments he made comparing a sitting judge to a gorilla, MLive reports.
A new short story by your fave, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is slated to run on the cover of the New York Times Book Review's July 4 weekend issue, according to a press release.
A British man was arrested over the weekend at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas after authorities say he tried to take a police officer's gun to kill the presumptive Republican nominee, the Associated Press reports.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris easily came through as the victor in the state’s Senate primary, beating out her competition with 40 percent of the vote, based on 76 percent of precincts reporting, the Washington Post reports.