LOADING ...

Elizabeth warren's posts - English uPOST

Jan 25, 2020 at 03:22. 6 comments

Sanders Is a Sore Winner, Buttigieg Fans Say He’s a Beginner and Biden’s Lead Is Getting Slimmer: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 26

Sanders Is a Sore Winner, Buttigieg Fans Say He’s a Beginner and Biden’s Lead Is Getting Slimmer: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 26

Green Book wasn’t just the story of a white savior who centered himself in the story of a queer black genius in the 1960s. It also happened to be a real guide as to where it was safe for black folks to eat, sleep and socialize—kind of like a Black Yelp. Why does that matter? Because after 26 weeks of ranking candidates based on how their policies, rhetoric, hirings and firing affected black...

6 Comments

Jan 18, 2020. 21 comments

Booker Says Farewell, Warren Decides to Tell and Yang Gets Chappelle: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 25

Booker Says Farewell, Warren Decides to Tell and Yang Gets Chappelle: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 25

Once upon a time, there was a really popular TV show on HBO called Game of Thrones. We’ve written about it a few times at The Root ; it’s a show about ambitious white people in an ancient realm who have a lot of incestuous sex, ride dragons and dream of ruling the world. A perfect metaphor for the Trump era.

Anyway, one of the greatest episodes in the series was the “Battle of the Bastards,” a...

21 Comments

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jan 14, 2020. 10 comments

Bern Victim: If Rumors Are True, Bernie Sanders Is Going to Have to Explain Why He Reportedly Told Elizabeth Warren a Woman Can’t Win

Bern Victim: If Rumors Are True, Bernie Sanders Is Going to Have to Explain Why He Reportedly Told Elizabeth Warren a Woman Can’t Win

Bernie Sanders, America’s favorite mall kiosk tax preparer, is going to have to do a lot of mansplaining to work himself out of this one.

According to reports, during a private meeting in 2018 between him and Elizabeth Warren, the two longtime friends sat down to discuss what was at stake with Trump at the helm. They discussed facing off against each other and what that might mean for their...

10 Comments

Jan 11, 2020. 12 comments

Biden Continues to Churn, Steyer’s Got Money to Burn and Buttigieg’s Got a Lot to Learn: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 24

Biden Continues to Churn, Steyer’s Got Money to Burn and Buttigieg’s Got a Lot to Learn: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 24

“You know my mother thinks she knows you. Like she talks about you like y’all are friends.” A friend of mine told me this on the phone one morning a few weeks ago. I hear this a lot; black folks, especially retired black people, can be trusted to do a few things: go to church, consume nighttime dramas on network TV and watch a ton of MSNBC, and I regularly appear at one of those locations....

12 Comments

Dec 31, 2019. 4 comments

Oprah’s Gift Is Her Presence, Storm Has Iridescence and Kaepernick Will Keep You Guessing: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 22

Oprah’s Gift Is Her Presence, Storm Has Iridescence and Kaepernick Will Keep You Guessing: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 22

The best things about Christmas (also Kwanzaa and Hanukkah) heading into New Year’s week are the gifts and the promises. Yes, there is a slew of wonderful viral videos about grandmas crying at Christmas and Instagram thirst trap posts masquerading as New Year’s workout resolutions, but in the end, it’s a week of gifts and promises to be better, more tolerable versions of ourselves.

This is...

4 Comments

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Dec 24, 2019. 11 comments

Is Forever President Barack Obama Secretly an Elizabeth Warren Fan? The Root Investigates

Is Forever President Barack Obama Secretly an Elizabeth Warren Fan? The Root Investigates

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren has plans. All the plans. She’s got a plan to tackle corruption in Washington; a plan to fund HBCUs; a plan to curb climate change and create over 10 million jobs. It’s as if Warren has been the only successful woman in America’s history to rock both Gucci and Louie at the same damn time.

One thing Warren may not have planned for was a push behind the scenes by...

11 Comments

Dec 21, 2019. 4 comments

Warren Uses the Force, Klobuchar Beats a Dead Horse and Buttigieg Needs to Change Course: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 21

Warren Uses the Force, Klobuchar Beats a Dead Horse and Buttigieg Needs to Change Course: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 21

In a galaxy far, far away, on a planet teeming with life but suffering from global warming, dirty oceans and way too many streaming services there, existed the early stages of an empire. Oh, they didn’t know it was an empire yet; there were no stormtroopers marching down the street, only a curious proliferation of white men wearing red hats. The wannabe emperor was no Phantom, he was an...

4 Comments

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Dec 20, 2019. 8 comments

Hey Did You Know There Was a Debate on Tonight? Me Either. But Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Hey Did You Know There Was a Debate on Tonight? Me Either. But Here’s Everything You Need to Know

So it turns out the League of Extraordinarily Lame Democratic candidates is gearing up for their final debate of the year, and what’s way more interesting than the group that will be on stage, Thursday, is the folks who won’t.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, who has been in as many debates as Dion Waiters has played games for the Miami Heat this year, is going to...

8 Comments

Joe Jurado Joe Jurado Dec 17, 2019. 13 comments

Labor Dispute Results in Possible Boycott at Democratic Debate

Labor Dispute Results in Possible Boycott at Democratic Debate

Each of the seven candidates who have qualified for this week’s Democratic presidential debate has agreed to boycott the event as a result of a union protest at Loyola Marymount University where the event is scheduled to take place.

CBS News reports that Unite Here Local 11, a union comprised of food service workers, has been protesting Sodexo, the University’s food service provider for higher...

13 Comments

Dec 17, 2019. 22 comments

Warren Takes a Tumble, Biden Is Ready to Rumble and Patrick Continues to Bumble: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 20

Warren Takes a Tumble, Biden Is Ready to Rumble and Patrick Continues to Bumble: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 20

I’m here with you, but I’m not here FOR you…

No truer words in politics have ever been said, according to Marcus Ferrell, fellow permanent Black Power Rankings judge (and former head of African American Outreach for Bernie Sanders 2016). We talked about this concept of who we’re with versus who we’re for after he had the opportunity to hear former Massachusetts governor and last-minute...

22 Comments

Dec 07, 2019. 7 comments

Harris Was Good in Theory, Buttigieg Makes Us Weary and Biden Sees Things Clearly: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 19

Harris Was Good in Theory, Buttigieg Makes Us Weary and Biden Sees Things Clearly: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 19

“Kamala Harris is dropping out but Pete Buttigieg is still in?”

I got about a million incredulous texts just like this from black folks I know when Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the 2020 campaign earlier this week. I got so many texts from black people about Harris I thought Tom Steyer was going to steal my Verizon contacts. The catch is, almost every incredulous text I got was from...

7 Comments

Terrell Jermaine Starr Terrell Jermaine Starr Nov 15, 2019. 16 comments

Elizabeth Warren Tells The Root How Capitalism Can Exist Without Racism

Elizabeth Warren Tells The Root How Capitalism Can Exist Without Racism

Summerton, S.C.—Sen. Elizabeth Warren is something of a MacGyver on the campaign trail. She has that rare ability to seamlessly break down the most complex policy challenges and not leave you feeling like an idiot. It has been this intellectual range—not to mention those hourslong selfie lines—that has elevated her to the top of the pack in the 2020 primary race. So I decided to use my 15...

16 Comments

Karu F. Daniels Karu F. Daniels Nov 10, 2019. 20 comments

Elizabeth Warren Had a Hard Time Naming Prominent Black People—On Two Occasions

Elizabeth Warren Had a Hard Time Naming Prominent Black People—On Two Occasions

Just when we thought she was on the right track, the leading lady of the Democratic presidential frontrunners may need new people.

Elizabeth Ann Warren didn’t seem to be prepared to talk black folks during recent interviews with black folks.

As noted by Tommy Christopher on Mediaite Saturday, the Massachusetts Senator was asked, TWICE, to name a few well-known black people and had a hard time...

20 Comments

Nov 09, 2019. 10 comments

Buttigieg Says 'It's Gonna be Me,' Harris Says 'Just Wait and See' and Booker Says His Campaign's So Good He Shouldn't Have to Run for Free: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 17

Buttigieg Says 'It's Gonna be Me,' Harris Says 'Just Wait and See' and Booker Says His Campaign's So Good He Shouldn't Have to Run for Free: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 17

When am I going to get my invitation?

Elie [Mystal] got to do it and I haven’t yet? 

Which week can I do it?

I’d like to pretend that these are typical texts, tweets and messages we get from politicos interested in being the special guest analyst for The Root 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings each week. But nope, these are all pretty much from (2019 Root 100 honoree) Tiffany D. Cross. You...

10 Comments

Nov 08, 2019. 12 comments

Black Womxn Are Here for Elizabeth Warren as President

Black Womxn Are Here for Elizabeth Warren as President

This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren received an endorsement from a group of more than 100 Black women, queer folks, and nonbinary activists who praised the Democratic presidential candidate as a leader on visionary thinking and implementing big structural changes. This endorsement comes just two days after Rep. Ayanna Pressley endorsed her Massachusetts friend and colleague for...

12 Comments

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Nov 07, 2019. 18 comments

'I Can't Wait to Call Her My President': Ayanna Pressley Backs Elizabeth Warren

'I Can't Wait to Call Her My President': Ayanna Pressley Backs Elizabeth Warren

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will be hitting the campaign trail in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren today, following her endorsement of the presidential front-runner on Wednesday.

“I have seen Ms. Warren in small church basements and in packed gymnasiums,” Pressley said in the video announcement. “And she is consistent. She never loses sight of the people. You’ve all heard about the...

18 Comments

Nov 01, 2019. 22 comments

Beto Battles the Undead, Booker Said What He SAID and Mayor Pete’s Been Left on Read: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 16 [Updated]

Beto Battles the Undead, Booker Said What He SAID and Mayor Pete’s Been Left on Read: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 16 [Updated]

The committee absolutely loves Halloween—and by the committee, I mean me (Dr. Johnson, politics editor of The Root), because other committee members have said they hate haunted houses and sexy nurse costumes (not to mention this ongoing battle on The Root Slack about the evils of candy corn). For political purposes, we love Halloween because it’s the end of October, when things get scary in a...

22 Comments

Oct 30, 2019. 21 comments

Irony: Harris, Booker and Castro Face Uphill Battle in Race for the Democratic Nod for President Despite a Diverse Field

Irony: Harris, Booker and Castro Face Uphill Battle in Race for the Democratic Nod for President Despite a Diverse Field

Despite fielding one of the most diverse groups of presidential candidates, based on most recent poll numbers, the Democratic Party’s frontrunners in the race for who will become the party’s presidential nominee are—perhaps not-all-that-surprisingly—all white.

One major problem, the New York Times reports, is fear of four more years of Donald Trump, with much of the Democratic voting base,...

21 Comments

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Oct 04, 2019. 15 comments

Don’t Trust These Gigolos: Scam Artist Who Started Kamala Harris Birther Scheme Concocts Elizabeth Warren Sex Scandal

Don’t Trust These Gigolos: Scam Artist Who Started Kamala Harris Birther Scheme Concocts Elizabeth Warren Sex Scandal

The MAGA dream team of conspiracy theory trolls known for perpetrating such frauds as the Robert Mueller sexual misconduct scandal, the Pete Buttigieg sex scandal, the Ilhan Omar sex scandal and the Kamala Harris birther lie (you thought I was going to say “sex scandal, didn’t you?) has set their sights on Elizabeth Warren by concocting a convoluted plot about the Massachusetts senator paying...

15 Comments

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Oct 02, 2019. 22 comments

Elizabeth Warren Is Officially a Frontrunner—Except Among Black South Carolina Voters

Elizabeth Warren Is Officially a Frontrunner—Except Among Black South Carolina Voters

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren certainly appears to be living some version of “hot nerd fall.” New polls show the presidential hopeful, who’s branded herself as the candidate with a detailed plan for everything, surging ahead of contenders in three key primary contests: Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

In Iowa and New Hampshire, Vox notes, Warren has pushed past Democratic presidential...

22 Comments

Language