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 days 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 • 8 days 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 • 24 days 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month ago

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Plans To Survive By Changing His Agenda To Focus On Race

The governor — reading "Roots" and "The Case for Reparations" — has brought on a new team to help, and is committed to pursuing a bold policy agenda to help make amends.

Darren Sands • One month ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's Accuser Spoke Out In A New Public Statement

"What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault," Tyson said. Fairfax has denied the allegations.

Ryan C. Brooks • One month ago

Al Sharpton Says "There's A Constitutional Crisis In Virginia"

“We must deal with the fact that there’s a constitutional crisis in Virginia and that it’s based on race on the 400th anniversary that we were brought here as slaves to Virginia,” Sharpton said.

Darren Sands • One month ago

Sheila Jackson Lee Will Step Down As Chair Of The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Jackson Lee was recently named in a lawsuit alleging that she unlawfully fired a young woman who planned to pursue legal action against the CBCF. Jackson Lee denies any retaliation took place.

Darren Sands • 2 months ago

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Planning Her First Trip As A Candidate To South Carolina

Gillibrand will visit the Palmetto State for several days during Black History Month.

Darren Sands • 2 months ago

On MLK Day, Kirsten Gillibrand Introduced Her Campaign As A Spiritual Fight Against “Darkness”

“I believe that only light can drive out darkness,” Gillibrand told BuzzFeed News after a speech in New York.

Darren Sands • 2 months ago

Kirsten Gillibrand's First Iowa Endorsement Is Inspired By Her Call For Al Franken's Resignation

The first transgender chair of the Stonewall Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party gave Gillibrand her support, citing Gillibrand's decision to call on Al Franken to resign.

Darren Sands • 2 months ago

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Fighting For An “Awesome” America That Looks Like Upstate New York

The New York senator kicked off her presidential campaign in a place she thinks is emblematic of the kind of values and optimism that can beat Trump.

Darren Sands • 2 months ago

White 2020 Candidates’ Central Dilemma: Can They Move A Black Audience?

After Democratic candidates in 2016 struggled to connect with black voters, 2020 presidential hopefuls are addressing race head-on.

Darren Sands • 2 months ago

In A Private Meeting, Kirsten Gillibrand Signaled She Will Run For President

On Saturday, Gillibrand met with feminists and influential women in the days before she is expected to announce her candidacy — a preview of the kind of campaign she'll run.

Darren Sands • 2 months ago

Andrew Gillum’s Done Feeling Sorry For Himself. A Presidential Run Could Come Next.

The Florida gubernatorial candidate is making the rounds in Democratic politics.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Cory Booker Is Building A 2020 Campaign That’s Just Like Him: Vegan, Hyperactive, And Unapologetically Unconventional

French fries with Iowans in Newark. Eager big donors. A clearly defined message of “radical love.” Cory Booker has spent a year laying the groundwork for an ambitious possible presidential bid.

Ruby Cramer • 3 months ago

One Of The Democratic Stars Of 2018 Sharply Rebuked Her Party In A Private Meeting

Ayanna Pressley offered donors a vision for the Democratic Party’s future and essentially asked them to get down or sit down.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago

Deval Patrick's New Job: Finding A 2020 Candidate To "Break The Fever" Of Trump's Leadership

The former Massachusetts governor is talking with potential candidates as he creates a new role for himself after deciding not to run for president.

Darren Sands • 3 months ago