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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 • 14 days 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 • 21 days 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 3 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 • 3 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months ago