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US Rep. Edwards Says She Will Seek Maryland Senate Seat
Rep. Donna Edwards wants to be Maryland's first black senator....


Edward Brooke, First Black Popularly Elected Senator, Honored
Secretary of State John Kerry eulogized the late liberal Republican as "a man of consummate dignity...


Former US Senator Edward W. Brooke Dies at 95
Brooke, a Republican, was the first Black person to be elected by popular vote....


Oklahoma Diversity Chief Says He Faced Discrimination There
University of Oklahoma alumni Jabar Shumate has been named the school's new chief of diversity foll...


Moving on Up? T.W. Shannon Sets His Sight on the US Senate
Tea party favorite T.W. Shannon could become the Senate's second Black Republican....


Obama Warns GOP He Plans to Use Veto Pen in 2015
President Obama sets the tone before a new Congress convenes in January....


Cory Booker Announces Bid for U.S. Senate, Leads in Primary
Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker says he will seek the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Frank L...


Obama Endorses Cory Booker's US Senate Bid
President Obama in his endorsement of Newark Mayor Cory Booker said he will be "an important partne...


Cory Booker "Exploring" U.S. Senate Bid
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has decided to run for the U.S. Senate instead of challenging popular New ...


Rep. Tim Scott Tapped to Fill U.S. Senate Seat
South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott will replace Sen. Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate and will be the chamb...


U.S. Senate Holds Hearings on Voting Problems
The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is conducting hearings to examine the widespread chall...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 3, 1992
Carol Moseley Braun is elected to the United States Senate on Nov. 3, 1992....


Commentary: The Senate’s Uncourageous Civil Rights Vote
By voting against Debo Adegbile’s nomination as head of the Justice Department’s civil rights divis...


Commentary: The Senate’s Shameful Vote on Unemployment Benefits
Senate Republicans’ failure to sufficiently support an extension to unemployment benefits reveals a...


African-American State Senator From Maryland Mulling U.S. Senate Bid
Maryland state Sen. C. Anthony Muse says he wants to represent the voiceless....


Ex-U.S. Senate Candidate Alvin Greene Enters Program to Avoid Jail Time
Alvin Greene, the improbable winner of a U.S. nomination, has entered a pretrial intervention progr...


AP Explains: Supreme Court Case Against Obama's Health Law
The government subsidies are what make health care plans affordable....


U.S. Senator Raises Concerns About Haiti Vote Fraud
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy urged the State Department on Friday to look at the visa and U.S. residency...


The U.S. Senate Wants You
The Senate Diversity Hiring Initiative seeks to increase the number Blacks, Hispanics and Asians wo...


Freedom House Sees Disturbing Global Decline in Democracy
Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 ...

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