Indianapolis, Indiana Democrat Andre Carson
won last Tuesday's special
election to succeed his grandmother, the late U.S. Rep.
and fill out the final 10 months of her term. His win makes
the second Muslim nationwide to serve there. He must now win the
May 6 primary election and the November general election to win a full
two-year term in Congress. Both Muslims are African-American.
With New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation after a
sex-scandel, Lt. Gov. David Paterson has become the first
African-American governor of the state and the fourth in U.S. history
(only two were elected). The only other current Black governor is
Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. Patrick was elected into