Maybe you can still feel the wetness of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s lips from when he kissed you on your cheek before selling you out. Maybe you can hear the coins jingling in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s pockets. If you can’t, it’s probably because you are so accustomed to the sound and feeling of…
Today, on social media, I’ve seen quite a few white Democrats admonish Republicans not to pretend to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on MLK Day if those same Republicans haven’t spoken out against Donald Trump’s racist “shithole” statement.
The above photo is not a stock photo or an image created by The Root’s art department. It is an actual flyer circulating around from the Doug Jones for Senate Committee in his run against Elmer Fudd wannabe and schoolgirl aficionado Roy Moore for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, and it has upset black voters across Alabama.
It’s hard to miss Donna Brazile. She’s literally been all over the TV with her political tell-all, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, which debuted at No. 6 on the coveted New York Times best-seller list.
On July 27, 2017, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found in the bathroom of a West Hollywood, Calif., apartment belonging to Ed Buck, 62. Moore was young, black and poor. Buck was white, wealthy and powerful.
This election season could prove that “the resistance” is really all bullshit. On Tuesday, in states like Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and on Dec. 12 in Alabama, there are big chances to begin striking back—and in a language that can scare people like White House chief of staff John Kelly, his boss,…
Donna Brazile, a veteran Democratic strategist and former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, has come under intense fire in the wake of her explosive claims that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton—and her deep pockets—unethically influenced the 2016 primary election against Senator…
The Democratic Party has experienced an 11 percent drop in support from black women, while “the percentage of black women who said neither party represents them jumped from 13 percent in 2016 to 21 percent in 2017,” according to the 2017 Power of the Sister Vote poll, conducted by the Black Women’s Roundtable, an…
I was on my way to the Jon Ossoff watch party at a fancy Westin in North Atlanta when I got a call from a good colleague of mine. Somewhere between a black millennial and Gen Xer, he was someone who’d worked on campaigns in Georgia and had a pretty good feel for what was going on throughout Atlanta and the surrounding…
Way back in 2004, some brilliant promoter came up with the idea of the Best of Both Worlds tour featuring Jay Z and R. Kelly (not to be confused with the other Best of Both Worlds tour with Hannah and Miley).
Why in the hell are Democrats still accepting lectures from Bernie Sanders? Although the Vermont senator deserves credit for certain accomplishments—pulling younger people into the political process and pushing the Democratic Party in a more progressive direction—it’s not as if the man had that great a shot at…
Over the weekend, the Democratic Party elected Tom Perez, a Latino civil rights attorney and former labor secretary under President Barack Obama, a man whose only successful campaign was as a county official 15 years ago, to lead the party out of its lowest position in 75 years.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke Monday at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and laid out his thoughts on the Democratic Party and its prospects for taking back national power again, saying that it needs to take a “chill pill” because the return to power won’t happen anytime soon.
In the wake of Hillary Clinton's stunning loss to Donald Trump, Democratic Party officials held a closed-door meeting Thursday that didn't go as planned.
President-elect Donald J. Trump is what happens when a nation lies to itself about the depth of its character.
Of the 4,726 degree-granting institutions, 100 institutions educate and train almost 10 percent of black college students. Yet since their inception, HBCUs have been in a war for their very existence, whether facing Congress or state legislatures.
About 30 Democrats from the United States House of Representatives are staging a sit-in as they demand the chance to vote on a gun control bill, NPR 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.