Tag: Julian Castro

The Root Is Going Live on Instagram With Politicians to Discuss the 2020 Elections and COVID-19

L to R: Congressman Steven Horsford (D-Nev), former HUD Secretary Julián Castro and state representative Chris Rabb (D-Pa)Illustration: Jim Cooke/Gizmodo Most of America’s 2020 political press corps is braving COVID-19 inside of their homes, so we aren’t reporting the on-the-ground coverage we’d ordinarily be giving you. But that isn’t stopping The Root from bringing you […]

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How to See Yourself in a Presidential Candidate

The crumbling of Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign just after Super Tuesday also spelled the end, many have mourned, of the most diverse primary field in history. The 2020 Democratic race started last year with a slate that rivaled a Coca-Cola ad— the first black woman to serve as attorney general of California, the first black (and likely first […]

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Bloomberg Is an Oligarch, Biden May Have Jumped the Shark and Warren’s Campaign Is Still in Park: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 28

Graphic: Jim Cooke (G/O Media), Photo: Getty Images It’s that time of year again when we get a little sad. Football is over (I was right; the team with the black quarterback won!), our favorite shows are coming to an end (Power’s series finale is Sunday but I feel like anything other than Tariq ending […]

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DNC Debate Rules Forced Diversity Out of the Democratic Presidential Race—and Then They Changed the Rules for a Really Rich White Man

Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) When the race for president began with Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, it was hailed as the most diverse Democratic presidential field in history. By the end of January, damn […]

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Yang Extends His 15 minutes, Buttigieg Is Still Serving His Penance and Michael Bennet Is Finally in It: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 27

Graphic: Jim Cooke (G/O Media), Photo: Getty Images I am not a mind reader, a soothsayer, a sage or in anyway gifted with divining gifts. After decades of being wrong about Super Bowls, NBA Championships and NCAA brackets, I have come to accept that only Miss Cleo, Whoopi from Ghost and Ciara’s ex-bae can predict […]

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VICE News to Broadcast the 2020 Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum Jan. 20

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The 2020 presidential election will feature the most diverse group of voters in American history. That’s why VICE News is proud to partner with multicultural agency Cashmere Originals to present the 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Forum, the nation’s oldest and only […]

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