Black lawmakers to speak out against Sessions in hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, used strong words in the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings to deny any hints of a racist past. On day two, a group of black lawmakers will speak out against his nomination — including New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker, who will […]

‘The New Black Politician’ Examines Groundbreaking Era in American Politics

ATLANTA – In the just-released book “The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark and Post-Racial America”, Emory University political scientist Andra Gillespie uses Newark, N.J., and its mayor, Cory Booker, as a case study to explain the breakdown of racial unity in black politics. “The New Black Politician” presents a challenge to the current understanding […]