Latest from Vanessa Williams

McConnell vows to block voting legislation, spurning Manchin’s compromise offer

The Senate leader’s remarks came after the Manchin proposal won a notable endorsement from Democratic voting-rights activist Stacey Abrams.
  • Jun 17, 2021

Confessions of a cicada hater

I was totally freaked out 17 years ago at the thought of millions of big flying insects descending on Washington.
  • Jun 10, 2021

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she won’t seek reelection

The announcement from Bottoms, who was elected in 2017, stunned supporters in her city. She had been considered a potential running mate to Biden last year.
  • May 7, 2021

The paper bag test came to Buckingham Palace

It is racist, but not unexpected, that someone in the royal family would wonder about the skin tone of the unborn child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex..
  • Mar 9, 2021

Rep. Mondaire Jones, one of the first Black openly gay members of Congress, has become the role model he’d never had

Growing up, Mondaire Jones saw few people just like him. He credits role models and political and cultural changes for giving him the courage to make history.
  • Feb 12, 2021

After Trump exits and Biden enters, a struggle for us all to get along

Former president Donald Trump delighted in keeping both his supporters and his detractors outraged. Can President Biden help dial it back enough to move the country forward?
  • Jan 27, 2021

Rep. Nikema Williams replaced an icon and helped flip Ga. But she’s not done yet.

Williams and Georgia Democrats try to keep the blue streak going in Tuesday’s Senate runoffs.
  • Jan 5, 2021

Ahead of runoffs, civic groups in Georgia mount ambitious campaign to mobilize Black voters

More than a dozen groups across the state are trying to drive up turnout among the reliably Democratic bloc.
  • Jan 1, 2021

What 2020 taught us about race and class in America

The events of 2020 challenged and changed our individual and collective identities as Americans.
  • Jan 1, 2021

After criticism, Georgia’s Cobb County restores some early-voting sites for Senate runoffs

Elections officials in Georgia's third-most-populous county had come under fire for closing more than half of its advance voting sites for the crucial election.
  • Dec 9, 2020