Race & Politics

July 10th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 0 Comments
This June 17, 2014 file photo shows Housing and Urban Development Secretary nominee, San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Wednesday’s 71-26 vote makes the 39-year-old Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in government.
Julian Castro's appointment as head of HUD shows the growing influence of Hispanics in American politics and the political process. The U.S. Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who is considered a vice presidential contender in 2016. The...
June 17th, 2014
Written by Judy Lin in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Senator Kevin de Leon, Democrat from Los Angeles, second from left, receives congratulations from other lawmakers after he was elected as the new Senate President Pro Tem at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 16, 2014. De Leon will become just the second Latino leader of the Senate, but the first in more than 130 years.
The California state Senate has elected Kevin de Leon, a Latino, as leader. On Monday, the Senate named as its next leader a Los Angeles Democrat who is best known for championing policies benefiting low-wage workers and their children. By voice vote, the 40-member chamber elected Sen. Kevin de Leon to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, who will step down Oct. 15,...
June 10th, 2014
Written by Jesse J Holland in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 0 Comments
This photo taken May 19, 2014, shows former Republican candidate for Congress, Vivian Childs, right, walking through the Georgia GOP headquarters, followed by Michael Roundtree, chairman of the Morehouse College Republicans, before a training session with Leo Smith, minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, not shown, in Atlanta.
The GOP is targeting black voters in pivotal states for the 2014 mid-term election and beyond to maximize their efforts to win both houses of Congress, and ultimately the White House. In that effort they have hired and placed minority engagement director in the state of Georgia and other states and they are setting up College Republican Chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities....
January 7th, 2014
Written by John Rogers - A... in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Black and Latino voters were discriminated against in Palmdale, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Black and Latino voters were discriminated against in a citywide election in Palmdale, California. Palmdale has been ordered to hold a new election for City Council members next year after a Superior Court judge concluded there was discrimination against black and Latino voters in citywide races involving the panel in the Los Angeles suburb. "The current members of the Palmdale City Council were...
July 3rd, 2013
Written by Melinda Deslatt... in Race & Politics, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - By jumping to the GOP, Opelousas Sen. Elbert Guillory made history, becoming Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction. With a four-minute video explaining why he left the Democratic Party, Guillory's become a darling of national conservatives. The YouTube video posted by Guillory in mid-June attracted nearly 700,000 viewers by Tuesday, as well...

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