Politics

A new poll by Higher Heights explores the issues and blind spots perpetuated by the public that Black women routinely face, while also highlighting the issues and topics relevant to Black women voters. 

The news comes after voting rights activists again accused election officials of voter suppression, voicing concerns that lack of accessibility limits access for Black and Latino voters.

Former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack's controversial firing of Shirley Sherrod in 2010 should preclude him from leading the agriculture agency under Joe Biden's administration, civil rights leaders and advocates say.

As the city's youngest mayor in more than a century, Scott, 36, brought style and flair to his swearing in ceremony on Wednesday as he launches a multi-layered effort built on progressive reform,

Nina Turner signaled her intentions to run for Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge's U.S. House seat by filing the requisite paperwork with the Federal Election Commissions for the state's 11th Congressional District.

The man who could become the first Black person to lead the Department of Defense is at the center of a brewing inter-Party controversy as a growing number of Senate Democrats have signaled their opposition to his nomination.

When Georgia’s Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler isn’t complaining about the outcome of the 2020 election, she’s approving negative ads about her opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democratic Party’s candidate for her Senate seat. 

Democratic incumbent Chief Justice Cheri Beasley requested the recount after fewer than 500 votes separated her and Republican Paul Newby in the North Carolina state Supreme Court chief justice election.

Joe Biden tapped Cecelia Rouse to be the next chairperson of the Council of Economic Advisers. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Black person to ever hold the position.

The election results are official, but for many Black voters, concerns about efforts to disenfranchise their ballots this year will linger. 

Symone Sanders and Karine Jean-Pierre were part of a historic all-female communications team that will serve Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' administration.

Black Lives Matter activists and other prominent Black political leaders want to ensure that the Senate includes a Black woman representative as Harris transitions to her role of Vice President.