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The sudden and unexpected death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Scalia has caused turmoil among the Republican establishment. With President Obama having 11 months left in office, who he decides as a replacement will have a far-reaching impact on the court and America for decades. Republican obstructionists took no time in declaring that they…

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Hillary Clinton recently announced that she will run for president of the United States, no big surprise to many people. However, no politician actively campaigns to be vice president. The question now becomes if she succeeds in getting the Democratic nomination, who will she choose as running mate? Here are five Black politicians who would make good…

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Today’s rising political stars differ distinctly from their predecessors. This wave of politicians are highly accomplished, very well-educated, fiercely independent and extremely eloquent outsiders who do not fit the mode of the legacy civil rights era politician. Before they burst onto the national scene, most of these politicians were much better known outside of the…

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President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, a meteorically rising star within the Democratic Party, would make “a great president or vice president,” but bemoaned the fact that the talented politico will probably take a break after his eighth and final year in 2015. “Deval’s done a great job and I…

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“Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts made a stunning revelation earlier this week when she announced to the world that she’s been in a long-term relationship with a woman named Amber Laign for years. Since then, Roberts has been met with a flood of praise from fans for sharing even more of her personal life…

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Republican Sen. Rob Portman set off a firestorm of conversation across the country when he revealed that his son, Will, is gay. And though talk has obviously been centered around conservative politicians and their thoughts about their own LGBT and relatives and same-sex marriage, several liberal politicians have been speaking out about their own gay…

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Actor and rapper Common, former Ambassador Andrew Young and Governor Deval Patrick will be among 500 black leaders and luminaries who will make appearances at schools across the country in a show of solidarity to students, while bringing renewed attention to the nation’s education system. These leaders will share their personal experiences, including the triumphs…

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BOSTON – “No organization does more to train and uplift the youth than the National Urban League,” NUL president Marc Morial proudly proclaimed on the eve of the annual conference in New England’s flagship city. The evidence supported Morial’s statement. There is the highly successful Young Professionals organization. And, in Boston, approximately a third of…

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