By Nia-Malika Henderson
Rick Perry, who entered the 2012 GOP race Saturday, greeted his first crowd of voters here with two words rarely heard in these parts: with a wave, he let out a boisterous “Hi, y’all” to a crowd clad in khakis and button ups gathered around a backyard pool. There was also this: “Y’all holler outta question” to open up a question and answer session. And this when it got going: “There’s hands going up everywhere, somebody just get after it.” There were times when the three-term Texas governor sounded eerily like the “Saturday Night Live” version of George W. Bush,...
Politico Loses Its Sole Black Reporter
Nia-Malika Henderson Leaving Politico for Washington Post
The White House's Token Rag,Politico, looses it's Only Female Black Reporter..
Nia-Malika Henderson, the only African American reporter at Politico, the buzz-creating Washington Web site and newspaper, is leaving for the Washington Post, the Post announced to staffers on Thursday.
"Nia will focus her reporting on the First Family, and mine the
intersection of politics and culture in Washington. What is going on in this town that is new and different since the Obama administration arrived? What are the key friendships that help explain the Obamas' lives in the federal city? Nia will explore political relationships, social Washington, and the connections between those in power and those who seek it," said a note from Kevin Merida, the Post's national editor, and Marilyn Thompson, politics and government editor.