2020 tests if Dems can win enough black voters without Obama

DETROIT (AP) — When Barack Obama was on the ballot in 2008 and 2012, there was no question that Terrance Holmes would vote for the first black president. But as he helped fix cars this week at a repai...

Top Senate Democrat gives backing to reparations bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he supports legislation that would create a commission to study reparations for the descendants of enslaved black people in the United State...

Dem debates fuel race for support from Black Caucus members

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris called twice. In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she w...

Kamala Harris boosts outreach to historically black colleges

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is stepping up her campaign outreach to the black community. The California senator is seeking to mobilize students and graduates of h...

Danny Glover to testify at House slavery reparations hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a...

Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move add...

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's expected 2020 bid

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of 2020 hopefuls that included two black candidates, four women and a Latino man spent three hours Wednesday making the case to a room full of black women for why they should be...

Stacey Abrams' next move: Senator, governor ... president?

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams didn't win the Georgia governor's race last November, but she's a hot commodity in Democratic politics anyway. Abrams is the top recruit for a Senate rac...

Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America's first black president. But ...

Dems see future in Abrams as she prepares to rebut Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams will be doing more than rebutting President Donald Trump next week. As the first black woman to deliver a Democratic response to a State of the Union address, she'll repre...

Takeaways from Mississippi's Senate runoff

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory in Mississippi's Senate election runoff was closer than usual in the GOP-dominated Deep South state. But she still was never really threatened by Democrat Mike Es...

Democratic House candidate slams GOP opponent on Kavanaugh

Democratic House candidate Lucy McBath of Georgia is calling for a full investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and slamming her opponent, Re...

Social justice movement veterans help Poor People's Campaign

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — As the Poor People's Campaign launches a new initiative, its charismatic leader is working with the generation of civil rights leaders who stood by the Rev. Martin Luther King's ...

Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of...

Ga. Democrat shows the way for other black women in politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats have long pointed to a Georgia electorate that is increasingly urban and less white as a sign they may be able to break the Republican hold on statewide offices. This year, af...