November 17, 2010

No African-Americans in next U.S. Senate

Despite record election achievements by African-Americans in the House, an African-American is not currently listed in the United States Senate.  All three black Senate candidates, Kendrick Meek (D-FL), Alvin Greene (D-SC) and Mike Thurmond (D-GA) were projected to lose the Congressional race in the November 2nd election run. Additionally, the only incumbent black senator, Roland Burris (D-IL), is retiring.  Only six black senators have served in the United States Senate, including the President, Barack Obama […]