Tag: Democratic Party

Democratic Party: Racially Charged Infighting Intensifies

And so, the fight continues and expands. On Saturday, racially-charged conversations and tensions within the House Democratic Caucus reached new heights. At the liberal Netroots Nation conference, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) said the Democratic party doesn’t need “any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.” Rep. Ilhan Omar…

Black Women: The Voice of Influence in Midterm Elections

With the midterm elections two weeks away, it’s clear that a historically overlooked voting block — Black women — who are more politically engaged than any other demographic — will make all the difference for Democratic candidates. “Alabama was this tipping point around Black women’s leadership,” said Glynda Carr, co-founder…

Were the Kids in America

This election cycle has brought with it a wave of young blood into the Democratic party. From Iowa to Maine to California to Pennsylvania, a group of young progressives are prime to crash the old white man’s party in D.C. Whether it is a 25-year-old Eagle scout raised by two…

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

More than 20 Black female elected officials, activists and community leaders came together in solidarity to voice their concern that Black women are being overlooked in regard to leadership within the Democratic Party. The women, including State Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Calif.); Tamika Mallory, Women’s March co-chair; and Star Jones, attorney,…

Diversity, Inclusion, Equality Take Center Stage at DNC

Party leaders calling the issues critical for human rights and economic benefits. By Sheryl Estrada Pat Spearman (D-Nev.) Diversity, inclusiveness and equality were the central themes during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday in Philadelphia, with party leaders and other guests making the case that these…