Randall Woodfin says it’s his turn now. The 35-year-old is the newest rising political voice in Birmingham, Alabama, a city remembered for its deep and impactful connection to the civil rights movement.  Birmingham is now grappling with its future, as a site for new economic development and cultural rebirth. Woodfin, a Morehouse grad, trained lawyer and former school board president, is challenging incumbent Mayor William A. Bell Sr. this summer. Woodfin says the “old guard” should step aside so a new generation can step up to the plate. He has recently caught the attention of The Collective PAC, a new political action committee recruiting and supporting the next generation ofRead More →

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel, only to be ousted at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, Fox News reported. He was 77. A former GOP operative to candidates including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Ailes later turned his media savvy to running TV networks. In early 1996 he accepted a challenge from media titan Rupert Murdoch to build a news network from scratch to compete with CNN. That October, Ailes flipped the switch on Fox News Channel. It became the audience leader in cable news. It alsoRead More →

President Donald Trump has reportedly rewarded one of his few prominent African-American surrogates — the Black Lives Matter-bashing Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee — with a plum position in the Department of Homeland Security in their Office of Partnership and Engagement. The appointment comes at an opportune time for Clarke. He was facing bad re-election prospects amid low approval ratings and renewed coverage of the fact that, while he is a registered Democrat (for the purposes of competing in a heavily blue district), his politics couldn’t be further to the right. Clarke’s new position has yet to be officially confirmed by the White House andRead More →

From the moment President Barack Obama first won the presidency in 2008, his political opposition began conspiring to discredit him. The same politicians who spent considerable taxpayer money in failed efforts to tarnish his reputation have remained largely silent as his successor, President Donald Trump, has in the past eight days: Fired the acting FBI director, who was leading an independent investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election and potential Trump campaign collusion in that effort. Threatened that FBI director on Twitter while alluding to a potential secret taping system in the White House, which to this day he and his administration won’t confirmRead More →

President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey late Thursday amid FBI criminal investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians in interfering with the 2016 election. With clear comparisons to the Nixon Watergate scandal of the 1970s, this latest move by the Trump White House suggests the president has something to hide, and Comey was about to reveal it. With concerns that ongoing investigations into Trump and his associates will be delayed if not imperiled, calls for a special prosecutor and an independent 9-11-style commission will likely grow. A statement from the White House said President Trump acted based on the recommendationsRead More →