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Sanders Supporter Stresses Unity

When Black political and religious leaders were deciding who they would support among the Democratic hopefuls, Rep. Keith Ellison came out early in his endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Now he says that he's thrown his support to the party's ...

Hillary Clinton's Defining Moment

Hillary Clinton officially made history Thursday night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia as she accepted the party's nomination for president — the first woman in American history to be nominated by a major political party.

Obama, Biden Slam Trump, Tout Clinton

The Democrats bought out the party's two heavyweights Wednesday at their national convention in Philadelphia, and the commander in chief and his vice president made clear their belief that Hillary Clinton will make a great president and voters should be ...

Hillary Clinton Nominated for U.S. President

Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday, becoming the first major-party female nominee for president of the United States.

Sanders Supporters Crash Media Tent During Clinton Nomination

Several dozen supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders continued to make noise on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Bernie Sanders Urges His Supporters to Change Course, Back Clinton

Fresh off a stinging loss to Hillary Clinton in a bitter slugfest of a Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders did his best on day one of the Democratic National Convention to galvanize his fervent supporters to get behind Clinton — ...

Democrats Putting Shaky Convention Start Behind Them

As the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia kicks off Tuesday, party officials are hoping for more of the good vibes that resulted from the day one speeches given by New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and first ...

Trump-Led GOP Convention Even Whiter Than Usual, Some Say

Republican National Conventions are routinely mostly white. This year's, however, was remarkably so, say black Republicans, some of whom complained to the media and their party.

Hillary Clinton's African-American Base Starts with Top Staffers

Marlon Marshall and Nadia Garnett could be viewed as the face of the Clinton campaign in the black community. But they also do much more in trying to help the former first lady and secretary of state become the first ...

Donald Trump's Volatile Relationship with Minorities

Trump the candidate's inability to even being politically correct regarding African-Americans and Hispanics should come as little surprise to those in the Republican party who knew — or suspected they knew the practices of — Trump the businessman.

Melania Trump RNC Speech Under Scrutiny for Plagiarism

Melania Trump hit the national spotlight Monday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to tout her husband as the nation's next commander in chief, but her initially well-received speech soon began making waves for all the wrong reasons.

Black Trump Delegate a True Believer

An African-American delegate at this week's GOP convention wants to make it clear: Donald Trump does indeed have support in the black community and African-Americans would be better served under a Trump administration.

Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton, Vows to Help Defeat Trump

Bernie Sanders formally endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Tuesday at a rally in New Hampshire, ending a prolonged and oft-contentious primary battle.

Hillary Clinton: Up Close

Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women's International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. Afterward, The Chicago Defender got up close and personal with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to ...

Gray Looking Forward to Return to D.C. Council

After more than a year of scrutiny and an attorney general's office that dug deep to find evidence of corruption, Vincent Gray isn't taking anything else for granted.