Laurene Powel Jobs and former Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. (Courtesy Photo) (NNPA)–A shared interest in education reform has blossomed into romance for the…
In this picture taken July 25, 2013, Karamba Diaby, a German Social Democratic Party candidate talks with citizen Heidi Juergens during an election campaign in Halle , central Germany, Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) HALLE, Germany (AP) — Karamba Diaby makes his way through the historic heart of Halle with the speed of a seasoned politician: slowly. More than two decades of involvement in local politics means the 51-year-old immigrant can’t go more than a few steps without being stopped for a chat. Two months before Germany’s general elections each handshake and greeting carries added significance because Diaby is intent on becoming the country’s first Black member of Parliament. He listens patiently to his constituents and responds in fluent German with a strong Franco-African accent, courtesy of his Senegalese origins.
DR. JASON JOHNSON On January 7th, 2008, at the start of the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton sat down to an interview with then-Fox News correspondent Major Garrett. He read her a quote from a speech by then candidate Barack Obama about how Martin Luther King inspired Americans to not give up hope, no matter how grand the dream. Hillary’s response was telling:
CARL REDWOOD CASTS VOTE (Photo by J.L. Martello) To almost no one’s surprise, mayoral candidate state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Hill, won the endorsement of African-Americans voting in the Pittsburgh Black Political Convention poll.Wheatley, is one of two African-Americans running for mayor, and was once an aide to former city Councilman Sala Udin, who organized the endorsement effort and called the result an “unqualified success.”
WILLIAM REED (NNPA)–In American politics, many object to power flowing through blood rather than through the ballot. A “dynasty” is a sequence of…
by Julian Zelizer PRINCETON, New Jersey (CNN) — The changes that we are seeing in public attitudes about homosexuality are just the tip of the political iceberg.
WARNER MACKLIN & KERRI WASHINGTON After a month long hiatus ABC’s “Scandal” will return to the air next week with a new episode sure to satisfy starved viewers.
by Charles W. Cherry II (NNPA)—Jesse Jackson Jr.: We’ve written for years about Rule No. 1 for Blacks in politics: There’s a higher standard of ethical conduct.
BILL FLETCHER, JR. By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I have written about this previously but I am getting more and more concerned…