Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke also spoke at length about the importance of working with communities of color when it comes to climate change.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg also named economic empowerment as a key issue.
The debates will be held over two nights in Detroit on July 30 and 31.
Beto's paternal great-great-great grandfather owned two enslaved Black people, Rosa and Eliza, in the 1850s.
Carolyn Booker, a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, touts her son's commitment to community ahead of his address at the sorority's 54th annual convention.
Marc Morial, the president of the National Urban League, reminded the ESSENCE crowd that before President Barack Obama gained much name recognition, he spoke at ESSENCE Festival.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is running for president in 2020, pointed out that a Black person was four times more likely to be incarcerated for the same crime.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden is taking a lot of heat from colleagues in the wake of his remarks about segregationist southern senators.
In 2018, more than 31,000 Black people across 50 states weighed-in on the issues that concern them the most. The results are now in.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is as likely to be elected the 46th president of the United States as Ivanka Trump is being selected the next Miss Black America. […]
A Morning Consult Political Intelligence poll shows that the former Vice President leads among registered Black voters.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced that he will be challenging Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in the 2020 elections.
Stacey Abrams still hasn't made up her mind as to what political role she may play in 2020, but rest assured she's weighing her options.
Beto O'Rourke, who drew the attention of Democrats during his 2018 bid for the Senate against Ted Cruz, has joined the 2020 presidential race.
#KamalaHarris2020: Senator's Campaign Announces She Raised $1.5 Million Within 24 Hours Of Announcing Presidential Run
Small donors have put $1.5 million behind Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential campaign, all within 24 hours of her announcing her candidacy.