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Senator Edward Brooke

Senator Brooke's Legacy

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As our nation's first popularly elected African American Senator, Senator Brooke claimed his seat at the table of government and paved the way for the election of African Americans across the country, including President Barack Obama and me.

When Edward Met Hillary

John Llewellyn | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
John Llewellyn

Former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke (R-Mass.) died Jan. 3 at age 95; he was lauded as the first African American elected to the Senate and as a moderate voice in the Republican Party. He has another historical moment as well: he was present at, and a catalyst for, an early spontaneous statement of political values by Hillary Rodham (later Clinton).

Edward Brooke: The Last Statesman

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

As I read this magnificent book, I found myself regretting my youth, wishing that I had been born 40 years earlier so that I could have voted for this man in his trailblazing contests.

Why Black Firsts Matter

Michele Elam | Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices
Michele Elam

Wikipedia may keep a running tab on "African American firsts" but apart from maintaining a historical record, why should they really matter at all in this so-called post-Civil Rights, post-race era?

Barbara Walters And Oprah Congratulate Themselves: We Were Other Women But We Were NOT Mistresses!

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oprah's highly-touted interview with Barbara Walters ran today, and it was every bit as juicy, if not necessarily newsy, as expected (many of the thin...

Barbara Walters Opens Up On Her Disabled Sister, Rosie, And Why She's Different Than Katie Couric

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Barbara Walters, who last week announced that she had an affair with Senator Edward Brooke in the 1970s (the announcement will air on Oprah tomorrow) ...

Geraldo Admits He Was In Love With Barbara Walters But She Rejected Him, Makes Racially Charged Comment About Her Lover

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update: In addition to making the racially-charged joke below, Geraldo admitted that he was "in love" with Barbara Walters in the 1970s and she reject...

Barbara Walters Admits Affair With Senator

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — After three decades of keeping mum, Barbara Walters now says she had a past affair with married U.S. Senator Edward Brooke, whom she ...

Senator Edward Brooke: Who Is Barbara Walters' Former Lover?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Barbara Walters has admitted to having an affair with Senator Edward Brooke. But who is Edward Brooke? Read on for information about the man who Wal...