It’s hard to sugarcoat what happened on election Tuesday; Democrats won the House, which was a huge victory, but beloved candidates like Andrew Gillum, running for governor in Florida, or Beto O’Rourke, who was challenging Ted “I’m totally not the Zodiac killer” Cruz for a seat in Congress, lost. The verdict is still…
Ben Jealous is aiming to become the first black governor of Maryland and the first NAACP president to hold such a high-ranking political position. A Rhodes Scholar and businessman, Jealous is fighting an uphill battle for the governor’s mansion against Gov. Larry Hogan, who holds a double-digit lead in polls.
In a recent sit-down with CNN’s Van Jones, Dave Chappelle revisited his public plea to give Donald Trump a chance, telling the host that he felt like he didn’t have much choice at the time. Chappelle also expressed disappointment in the president’s “repugnant” rhetoric.
With competitive candidates all over the country, the 2018 mid-term elections look like they will be a revolutionary moment for African Americans. Even the branding of this hidden black wave of candidates has been spectacular.
Former NAACP President Ben Jealous knows that even after emerging victorious in a crowded Maryland Democratic primary on Tuesday to crush Rushern Baker by more than 10 percentage points, he still has a fight on his hands.
My son is only 5 years old and we’ve already had “the talk.” I can recall being a little older when my grandfather, a probation officer, had the same talk with me. It’s the same talk that has been given time and again in black families following the deaths of Eric Garner, Terence Crutcher and Michael Brown, all…
A few weeks before his death, 77-year-old Frederick Douglass was asked what advice he would give to a young black American.
Benjamin Todd Jealous first made a national name for himself in 2008 when, at age 35, he became the youngest leader of one of America’s oldest and most esteemed civil rights bodies, the NAACP.
Former NAACP head Ben Jealous, backed by former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, is expected to announce Wednesday that he’s throwing his hat into the ring to become governor of Maryland.