ESSENCE On The Hill: 7 Things You Need To Know In Politics This Week
Essence.com Nov, 17, 2017 African American lawmakers grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week about President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and possible Russian collusion: During his line of questioning, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) asked Sessions how many African-Americans were on the senior staff at the Department of Justice. “I do not have a senior staff member at this time that’s an African-American,” said the Attorney General. “I would note in Alabama, I participated in recommending an African-American judge, and I’ve had recommended judges before and…” “We’re talking about this administration, though,” said Richmond. “OfRead More
Only two African Americans have been elected governor. These Md. Democrats are vying for a chance to be the third.
By Ovetta Wiggins, The Washington Post Two black men from Maryland, with vastly different backgrounds and political styles, are vying for the chance to become the third African American ever electedRead More
Survey: Fewer black women say that the Democratic Party ‘best represents’ their interests
By Vanessa Williams, Post Nation, Wash. Post Are black women losing faith in the Democratic Party? A new survey by the Black Women’s Roundtable and Essence magazine suggesting that’s the case was the basisRead More
Who Is Judge Deborah Robinson? The Manafort Indictment Is In Her Hands Now
Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP/REX/Shutterstock BySUMMER LIN, Bustle 6 hours ago SHARE News broke Monday morning that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has officially brought charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortRead More