Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant uses racist code language to keep a Black man from the U.S. Senate

Mississippi is one of those states that just cannot get out of its own way. According to a U.S. News 2018 and 2019 reports, Mississippi overall was ranked 48 out of 50 states in the union. In 2017, however, Mississippi was ranked 49 of 50. Guess who has been running the state over the course of this timeframe? Republicans. In fact, it has been nearly a decade of Republicans holding the trifecta of government: control of the governor’s mansion, senate and house.  Republicans are to blame, not the “liberal Democrats”…

Black in the Day…A Senate First

November 3, 1992:   On this date Carolyn Moseley Braun became the first African-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate, defeating Republican Richard S. Williamson. Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun[1] (born August 16, 1947), is an American diplomat, politician, and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first female African-American Senator, the first African-American U.S. Senator for the Democratic Party, the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election, and the first female Senator from Illinois. She was the only female U.S. Senator…