Next Generation Black Politicians

Get to know some new, young Black politicians.

"Get to Know Someone New" - We saw Jamal give us a little taste of his speech when Blanche Taylor confronted him in front of his constituents. But it's definitely time for Blanche to move aside and let some new blood enter the political ring, like these fresh political faces. (Photo: BET)

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"Get to Know Someone New" - We saw Jamal give us a little taste of his speech when Blanche Taylor confronted him in front of his constituents. But it's definitely time for Blanche to move aside and let some new blood enter the political ring, like these fresh political faces. (Photo: BET)

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Cory Booker - from saving people from fires to cleaning up a once looked down upon neighborhood, Senator Cory Booker is what the next wave of politicians look like, tweets and all. As he embarks on his most recent journey as a senator, we look forward to him running toward and not running away from big problems and huge fires.(Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Ras Baraka - Politics is in this man's blood! Son of poet/activist Amiri Baraka, he's following in the same political footsteps as Cory Booker by running for mayor of Newark, NJ, in 2014.   Baraka defines what it means to be a next generation political leader, having run his first campaign for mayor at the age of 24 after returning from Howard University.(Photo: Ras Baraka via Instagram)

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Ras Baraka - Politics is in this man's blood! Son of poet/activist Amiri Baraka, he's following in the same political footsteps as Cory Booker by running for mayor of Newark, NJ, in 2014.  Baraka defines what it means to be a next generation political leader, having run his first campaign for mayor at the age of 24 after returning from Howard University.(Photo: Ras Baraka via Instagram)

Hakeem Jeffries - New York Assembly member Hakeem Jeffries succeeds the retiring Rep. Edolphus Towns. His priorities will be providing relief for distressed homeowners and boosting the economy. (Photo: REUTERS/Hans Pennink)

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Hakeem Jeffries - This Brooklyn native definitely understands why Brooklyn goes hard! Winning the eighth Congressional seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2012, Jeffries introduced The Superstorm Sandy Mortgage Relief Act of 2013 in the state of New York. Last summer, Jeffries held a dozen “Congress on Your Corner” meetups, where he stood outside of libraries, post offices and neighborhood institutions talking to residents and answering questions. (Photo: REUTERS/Hans Pennink)

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Jesse L. Jackson Jr. - Jesse L. Jackson Jr. trailed the political moves of his dad, Rev. Jesse Jackson, by becoming a United States House Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. Most recently, though, Jackson Jr. was convicted of misusing federal funds for personal purchases and he had to step down.While we believe he has made a small pit stop, we do not believe it's the end of this leader's political career.(Photo: Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton - We couldn't talk about the next generation without showcasing the vets in the political game. For over forty years, Rev. Al Sharpton has been a political leader and activist, forming the National Youth Movement in 1971. Now Sharpton hosts the acclaimed and well deserved political TV show PoliticsNation. (Photo: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

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Rev. Al Sharpton - We couldn't talk about the next generation without showcasing the vets in the political game. For over forty years, Rev. Al Sharpton has been a political leader and activist, forming the National Youth Movement in 1971. Now Sharpton hosts the acclaimed and well deserved political TV show PoliticsNation. (Photo: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

What's Old is New Again - Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. believes that tea party conservatives are Black America's biggest problem.?The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy, it?s the Fort Sumter tea party,? he told Politico, adding that Republicans oppose Obama's policies because he is Black. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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Rev. Jesse Jackson - A man who both lived through and participated in the civil rights movement, Jesse Jackson was a candidate for the United States presidency in 1984 and 1988.  Now Jackson aids and guides the progress of future leaders like his son, Jesse Jackson Jr. Do you think Jamal has what it takes to be Atlanta's next councilman? Tune in to Let's Stay Together on Tuesdays at 10:30P/9:30C.(Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)