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.

Supreme Court Vacates McDonnell Corruption Conviction

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, ruling that he did not illegally trade political favors for lavish gifts and loans from a donor.

Sanders: I'll Vote for Clinton, But No Endorsement Yet

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton in the November general election, stressing that the ultimate goal now is to beat presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Social Media: Trayon White's Secret Weapon

How can a candidate with a smaller campaign and who has once lost before to the opponent somehow win his second time? Trayon White says it's happened because he successfully connected with the public on a more personal level.

Incumbents Lose Big in D.C. Council Primary

Vincent Gray continued a stunning, Marion Barry-like political comeback Tuesday, unseating Ward 7 Council member and former protégé Yvette Alexander in the D.C. Democratic primary election.

D.C. Races Intrigue on Eve of Election Day

The District will head into Tuesday's municipal elections with a host of interesting candidates and races taking center stage.

Sanders Falls Short in D.C., But Still Beloved By Many

With his pathway to the White House all but closed, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders kept his promise to continue his bid through the D.C. primary election, though District voters ultimately sided with rival Hillary Clinton.

Howard U. Alum Kamala Harris Wins Calif. Senate Primary

California Attorney General and Howard University alumna Kamala Harris won the state's Senate primary election Tuesday, setting up a showdown with fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez in a November runoff.