Stacey Abrams Says There Was ‘Incompetence’ in Media Coverage of Her Campaign, Will Announce Her Future Political Plans in the Coming Weeks

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams sat down with The Root to reflect on her 2018 campaign for the governor’s mansion in Georgia and whether or not the country is ready for a black woman to be president. She also discussed the media’s treatment of her during her run for governor and some of the racist…

Cory Booker Addresses Whether Democratic Leadership Is Supporting Progressive Congresswomen Enough

In an excerpt from an interview with The Root, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) acknowledged that some of the new congresswomen of color have been facing discrimination when he was asked if the Democratic leadership needed to do a better job of supporting progressive women of color like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)

Cory Booker Shares Frustrations Over Presidential Candidates’ Focus on Race When Talking to Black Voters

In an interview with The Root, presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told us that he’s been about that life and that few senators have devoted more time to finding solutions to criminal justice issues and other subjects affecting black people than he has. In a sit-down interview at his home in…

Exclusive: Sen. Cory Booker Introduces Senate Bill to Study Reparations

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told The Root in an exclusive, hour-long interview at his home in Newark, N.J., that he unequivocally supports reparations for black people and that he is introducing a Senate version of the House bill on Monday that will form a commission to study reparations.

Exclusive: John Delaney's 'Commitment to Black America' Includes Help for HBCUs and Beefed Up Police Oversight

Presidential candidate John Delaney is pledging to use federal dollars to fund start-up incubators at HBCUs, end the use of cash bail at the federal level, remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act, and increase funding for body cameras for police officers, according to a copy of his “Commitment…

Andrew Yang Says His Kids Will Drink Flint Tap Water to Ensure Cleanliness and Explains How His Economic Plans Are 'More Modern' Than Bernie Sanders

In an exclusive interview with The Root, presidential candidate Andrew Yang said that he is open to opening a federal inquiry into why the residents of Flint, Mich., have gone years without clean drinking water and agrees that environmental racism is behind the lack of a sequent response to the crisis.

Al Sharpton Credits Himself For All This Blackity Blackness Taking Over National Politics

If you’re a black candidate running for public office, your theme song can literally be, “And I’m black, y’all! And I’m blackity black and I’m black, y’all!” and still win because being a black and proud politician is now in, a marked shift in a country that for so long forced many black politicians to deny or…

New York City Gets An 'F' When It Comes To Awarding City Contracts To Black-Owned Businesses, According To City Comptroller 

New York City sucks when it comes to awarding contracts to women and minority-owned businesses, according to the city comptroller office’s grading scale, as detailed in its 2018 report. Most of the city’s departments received a “D” for the fourth consecutive year for doling out a minuscule $1 billion in contracts…

What It Means That a Black Woman Is Leading Julián Castro’s Campaign for President

WASHINGTON, D.C.—When Maya Rupert walked into then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro’s office with a tricky problem to solve, she expected some resistance. It was November 2015, and the agency had long been mulling a rule that would require HUD-funded shelters to accept transgender people under…

Maxine Waters Calls Donald Trump a 'Bluffer' Ahead of the State of the Union Address 

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters has never bitten her tongue when it comes to expressing her disdain for Donald Trump, the white-supremacist-in-chief. During an interview with The Root, Rep. Waters told us how to push back against Trump’s bully tactics, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership and how she feels empowered by the…

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