politicians

A mystery in Houston has the longest-running politician in the House of Representatives and his family very worried. Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) is hoping for answers in the disappearance of his 21-year-old son, Carl. NBCnews.com reports: The FBI has joined Texas authorities investigating the disappearance of Carl Conyers, the son of Rep. John Conyers Jr., […]

A professor at Virginia Tech who has been investigating the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, MI is accusing state officials ignoring a notice from July 2015 warning them of abnormally high led levels in the blood of local children. Lead poisoning can breed incurable health and behavioral problems, as well as lower a child’s IQ […]

Historically Black Colleges are great institutions that have served as safe havens for our favorite actors, singers, and moguls (looking at you, Puff Daddy) where they have received the inspiration and education to dominate the stage, and our hearts. While everyone loves a good story about a celebrity and their HBCU experience, many of America’s politicians […]

Birmingham, Ala. Mayor William Bell and Councilman Marcus Lundy were involved in a fistfight during a city council meeting on Tuesday morning.

Some years after Kim Dickens donated a kidney to Marion Barry, former Washington D.C. mayor, the late politician’s widow is suing her. After I read the story, it appears the foundation, who promotes organ donation, claims on its website that Marion Barry helped Dickens found the organization. Also the site includes prominent pictures of Barry […]

Listen to Senator Hughes interview with Roland Martin above. Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes is known by Philadelphians as a hands-on legislator with an active…

Watching a reporter heckle President Barack Obama at the White House last week reminded me of a troubling parallel: Witnessing journalists disrespecting Mayor David Dinkins, New York’s first – and only – black mayor. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/content/commentary-history-heckling

The election of Barack Obama to America’s highest office — while stirring political activism in a new multiracial generation — it has also galvanized those of the opposite ilk. Not only has the xenophobic and often racist Tea Party come to the fore, but Obama’s ascendance has also brought Neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and seemingly every wing […]

Juan Williams is presently a political analyst for Fox News, and a regular panelist on the public-affairs program Fox News Sunday. Here, the former NPR correspondent talks about his new book, Muzzled, a memoir generally bemoaning the pressure nowadays to speak in sanitized, politically-correct sound bites and specifically reflecting upon his being fired by NPR […]