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A Tale of Two African American Senators

AFRICANGLOBE - For the first time in American history, there will be two African-Americans in the U.S. Senate. William “Mo” Cowan, a Democrat, from Massachusetts, will join Senator Tim Scott, a Republican, from South Carolina. These two men, who ascend to the U.S. Senate from similar childhood struggles, now have sharply different political viewpoints.

The Puzzle Of Black Republicans

AFRICANGLOBE - The trope of the Black Republican has retained a man-bites-dog newsworthiness that is long past its shelf life. Clichés about fallen barriers are increasingly meaningless; symbols don’t make for coherent policies. Republicans will not gain significant Black support unless they take policy positions that advance Black interests

Tim Scott, First Southern Black Senator Since Civil War

Representative Tim Scott will be appointed as South Carolina’s first Black senator. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley chose Scott to replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, who plans to resign and become president of the Heritage Foundation.