black politicians

Leila Foley-Davis made history in 1973 after she became the first Black woman elected mayor in the United States. Her election predates the election of Doris A. Davis of Compton, Calif., who became the first Black woman mayor of a major metropolitan city later that year. Ms. Foley-Davis was born Lelia Kasenia Smith on November […]

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters has become one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump, making her an enemy of the conservative pundits. Waters made headlines this week after Fox News host Bill O’ Reilly took a jab at the congresswoman, showed blatant disrespect for what has been a steadily rising career of service. […]

  Sharon Weston Broome has made political history twice in the state of Louisiana. Over the weekend, she was elected the first Black woman to serve as Mayor-President of the East Baton Rouge Parish. Broome, 60, will also effectively be the first Black woman mayor of Baton Rouge and will preside over several smaller townships […]

P.B.S. Pinchback was the first African-American governor of the United States, and was nearly a U.S. Senator before the racist power structure kept him from…

Twenty-year old Jewell Jones was like a lot of students the University of Michigan-Dearborn – ambitious, eager to make his mark on the world and…

Several key elections across the nation on Tuesday set the stage for a trio of historic mayoral wins for Black candidates. Dr. Karen Weaver (pictured) of…

Jacksonville’s Alvin Brown made history in 2011 by becoming the city’s first Black mayor. Mayor Brown won his election in a tight race during a…

Whether or not you voted in this past midterm election, it’s important to know the outcome and who will be representing our communities. Get full election results here.  It’s also important to note that this was a big year for some African American politicians both Republican and Democratic. Mia Love became the first African American […]

Hear the first installment of the Reality Radio with Cathy Hughes’ “Living History” segment, featuring Chaka Fattah here   In the Philadelphia area, Congressman Chaka…

From ABCNews.com: Bruised if unbroken, President Barack Obama faces shrinking public confidence, increasingly negative views of the country’s direction and far lower ratings than those he carried triumphantly into the White House a year ago this week.