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“Black Folks Are Tired”: A Black Labor Movement Is Colliding With The 2020 Presidential Race

Four Democratic candidates talked about how to address economic problems specific to black Americans at a forum hosted by the Black Economic Alliance. What happened outside is changing the presidential race.

Darren Sands • One month ago

In His First Presidential Campaign, Joe Biden Told Black Voters To “Reject” Jesse Jackson

“You must reject the voices in this movement who tell black Americans to go it alone.”

Henry J. Gomez • One month ago

Jesse Jackson Is Pushing This Democrat In The Campaign Against Lindsey Graham

The endorsement links two generations of political leaders from different parts of the Palmetto State.

Darren Sands • One month ago

Kirsten Gillibrand Said Fox News “Has To Be Responsible For Truth And Fact” After Her Viral Moment

“We can lift up our base, the people who want desperately to be heard in this election, but we can also reach across the aisle and find red and purple voters who desperately want to be heard too,” Kirsten Gillibrand told BuzzFeed News.

Darren Sands • One month ago

Pete Buttigieg Wants The Black Voters Skeptical Of Him To Help Shape His Campaign

"I need people who care enough about what I’m doing to be excited, but are not without skepticism that it’ll be what they hope it to be," Buttigieg told BuzzFeed News.

Darren Sands • 2 months ago

Pete Buttigieg Says The BYU Valedictorian Who Came Out At His Graduation “Is Going To Make It Easier For Somebody Else"

“I know that kid is going to make it easier for somebody else,” Pete Buttigieg, a rising candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, told BuzzFeed News.

Darren Sands • 2 months ago

Cory Booker’s New Plan For Voting Rights Is A Glimpse At The Activist Spirit Of His Candidacy

Booker is taking an intersectional message to the cradle of the civil rights movement.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Endorsing “Actionable” Steps To Close The Racial Wealth Gap

Leading experts’ bold new guidelines are a “crucial roadmap,” the 2020 presidential candidate told BuzzFeed News.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Cory Booker’s Campaign Hasn’t Gotten The Candidate’s Memo On His Message Of Urgency

Booker made his official launch a tribute to his adopted hometown — and the “impatience” of the civil rights movement.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Stacey Abrams Says Chuck Schumer Has Been "Relentless But Thoughtful" In Pursuing Her For Senate

As Georgia holds its breath, Abrams suggested to BuzzFeed News' Profile she would have made a decision by now if she weren’t selling a book.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Kamala Harris Wants Her Teacher Pay Raise Proposal To Bring Young Black Americans To The Profession — And To Her Campaign

“When we close that gap around teacher pay, all communities will benefit,” Harris said Friday at the National Action Network convention.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Andrew Yang Is Finding New Ways To Get Attention Offline

“The message that I wanted to get is that I’m a real person trying to solve real problems that disproportionately affect those who have less,” Yang told BuzzFeed News at Al Sharpton’s rally.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Stacey Abrams Could End Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign Before It Starts

But her political philosophy has long emphasized how leaders can progress from mistakes, and so far she’s appeared willing to give Biden that chance.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Why The Joe Biden–Stacey Abrams Rumors Won’t Go Away

Abrams is testing her message nationally and plotting her next steps, and Abrams and Biden aides’ denials aren’t quieting the rumors of a team-up.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Stacey Abrams And Andrew Gillum Have An Overarching Goal: Stay In The Fight And Don't Miss The Moment

Abrams and Gillum are returning to their roots as organizers, determined to change Southern politics after getting close in 2018.

Darren Sands • 4 months ago

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Officially Running For President

The New York senator ended the exploratory phase of her campaign and will officially launch her bid in front of a Trump landmark.

Darren Sands • 4 months ago

Ayanna Pressley Is Mapping A New Direction For The Democratic Party. Its Presidential Candidates Want Her Support.

“I’m not sure that they all realize that she could be the person who starts the avalanche of support that could make someone the president of the United States.”

Darren Sands • 4 months ago

Joe Biden Once Spoke At Strom Thurmond's Memorial Service. How Do People Feel About That Now?

Nearly 20 years ago, Biden eulogized Strom Thurmond, who began his long political career as a segregationist. Some South Carolina Democrats still say that's a good thing — but politics has changed a lot.

Henry J. Gomez • 5 months ago

Black Officials In Virginia Have A List Of Demands For The Governor And Attorney General If They Won’t Resign

Lawmakers and activists in Virginia will protest at the governor’s mansion on Wednesday over Ralph Northam's refusal to resign amid a blackface scandal.

Darren Sands • 5 months ago

Ralph Northam Will Launch A “Listening Tour” About Race Amid Blackface Scandal

Plans to recalibrate the governor’s legislative agenda to focus on race are coming into focus.

Darren Sands • 5 months ago