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Black Senators

Jon Ward

GOP Senator Says Fighting For Corporate America Is A 'Trap'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was amused, more than anything else, by his upcoming cameo in a NowThis News video referencing the Netflix serie...

Only Four African Americans Have Ever Been Elected To The U.S. Senate In All Of American History

Posted 10.17.2013 | Black Voices

New Jersey voters elected Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) on Wednesday to the seat once held by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D). When he is seated, Se...

Senator Casts Doubt On Need For Black Agenda

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The sole Democratic African-American senator cast doubt on the need for a "black agenda" from the president and on its chances of passag...

A Strong Signal From Gov. Haley

Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices
Clifford L. Alexander, Jr.

Sunday, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley appointed a black man, Rep. Tim Scott, to the vacant South Carolina Senate seat. It's an excellent signal to her party that it must, in appointive and legislative positions, recommend candidates who will attract the support and votes of black people.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Likely To Remain Without African-American Members For Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Senate were representative of the U.S. population, 13 of its 100 members would be African-American. But there have been only si...

Nate Silver: Why Are There No Black Senators?

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the House of Representatives convenes tomorrow, it will contain 39 African-American members, not including non-voting delegates in places like th...