Carol Moseley Braun

Congressional Black Caucus

Study: Black Women Greatly Underrepresented in Politics

The demographic has a long way to go in politics.

Party of Nine: Black Senators Celebrate Their Contributions to U.S. History

Sen. Tim Scott hosts event honoring Black lawmakers.

Harold Washington Remembered 30 Years After Becoming Mayor

The late mayor holds high regard among Chicago's residents.
Keith Boykin, Best of 2012

Commentary: Congratulations, William "Mo" Cowan

Cowan joins a too-small club of Black U.S. senators.

This Day in Black History: Nov. 3, 1992

Carol Moseley Braun is elected to the United States Senate.

Chicago Politician Quits After Emanuel’s Mayoral Victory

In a surprising move, longtime Chicago politician Rickey Hendon stepped down Thursday afternoon, calling the city’s recent election of Rahm Emanuel as mayor a “Black political disaster.”
Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun - Moseley-Braun has been an advocate for Davis since 2007 when she wrote the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on his behalf.(Photo: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Election Shows Racial Politics Changing

The lessons from the Chicago mayoral election are still emerging, but one thing is clear: Race might still play a role in Chicago politics, but people don't vote along racial and ethnic lines like they once did.

Emanuel Faces Big Money Woes as Next Chicago Mayor

Rahm Emanuel won 55 percent of the vote for mayor of Chicago, easily outdistancing former Chicago schools president Gery Chico, who had 24 percent, and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and City Clerk Miguel del Valle, who each had 9 percent.