We are excited to lead the National Review of Black Politics into its second year of publication. Upon becoming co-editors, we committed to publishing articles and book reviews that reflect the full range of analysis of Black Politics. Consistent with our goal, this issue offers a research article, two review articles, and book reviews of some of the most recent publications in the field.

Chris Stout, Katherine Tate, and Meghan Wilson provide a review of the research around Black political representation in Congress and state legislatures. This type of work is significant during such a watershed moment in which we see an increased number of African Americans seeking elected office and the rising influence of African Americans in Congress. The Stout et al. review shares a strong connection with the article by the research team of...

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