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U.S. House Democrats to elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black leader in Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-House Democrats Wednesday selected the New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries as their new leader, making him the first Black American to lead a major political party in Congress after Nancy Pelosi, the current speaker, announced that she was stepping aside to pave the way for a new generation. It will become official when his colleagues vote on him next year when the 188th Congress convenes in Washington, D.C.

Jeffries, 52, will be inheriting the position once held for nearly two decades by Pelosi, a towering figure in Democratic politics and the most read Black digital newspaper and blog in Ohio and in the Midwest Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


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