It’s a new day and even though some people want to avoid politics it’s becoming the topic of discussion everywhere. But I do think things have changed and millennials are really interested in politics and even more interested in their community. If we learned anything from the 2016 presidential election, we learned that it's important to vote because a voteless people are a hopeless people. The public sector is working hard to diversify and there are some great African-American men leading the pack. Here are 8 political thought leaders you should be following!
CNN Political Commentator Joseph Pinion III
Joseph Pinion is the Founder & CEO at Pinion Enterprises, Inc. and a CNN Political Commentator, strategist, and business executive with 15 years of experience in tech development and non-profit community health care services.
Senator Cory Booker
Cory Booker is a United States Senator for the state of New Jersey. Senator Booker has been in the Senate since 2013 and even before then he has been bringing people together to get things done for New Jersey. He has focused on creating new jobs, improving economic opportunity for all New Jerseyans, speeding the pace of Hurricane Sandy recovery and addressing the economic squeeze facing middle class families.
Mayor Randall Woodfin
Randall Woodfin is the Mayor of Birmingham Alabama after winning the election this past October. Mayor Woodfin was born and raised in Birmingham and wants Birmingham to be a place where every citizen has opportunities to work, to play, to learn, to grow, to develop their potential to its fullest.
Councilman Ritchie Torres
Ritchie Torres is a member of the New York City Council representing the 15th Council District in the Central Bronx. He has been the councilman since 2013. He is a Deputy Leader of the City Council, making him the only Freshman Council Member to hold a leadership position. Council Member Torres is a leading voice on issues related to affordable and public housing, police reform, school integration and youth civic engagement.
State Representative Jeramey Anderson
Jeramey Anderson is a member of the Mississippi Legislature representing District 110 covering Moss Point and Pascagoula. When Rep. Anderson won his seat in November of 2013, he became the youngest African American ever elected to a Legislature in United States History. Representative Anderson is also the youngest elected to the Mississippi Legislature.
Lieutenant Governor – Elect Justin Fairfax
Justin Fairfax was elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of Virginia in November of 2017. During his career, Justin has worked in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, developing a keen insight into solving the challenges that face Virginia families today.
CNN Commentator Shermichael Singleton
Shermichael Singleton is a Republican political consultant, writer, and CNN Political Commentator. Shermichael gained national attention when he was fired as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President Donald Trump for an op-ed he wrote in October of 2016 criticizing then Candidate Trump.
Assemblyman William McCurdy, II
William McCurdy, II serves as a member of the Nevada Assembly and Chair of the Nevada Democratic Party. Assemblyman McCurdy is the state democratic party’s first African American Chair in history and became the youngest Chair in modern party history at the age of 28.