Sessions Reverses Obama Initiative of Reducing Private Prisons

In one of his first acts as attorney general of the United States, former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions has reversed an Obama administration policy...

Obama Returns to Broadway to See Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Obamas just can't quit Broadway. Former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of...

DNC Elects Maryland’s Tom Perez Chair Amid Intense Party Leadership Campaign

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez defeated Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., on Feb. 25 to become the next chairman of the...

Statement by President Barack Obama

Congratulations to my friend Tom Perez on his election to lead the Democratic Party, and on his choice of Keith Ellison to help him...

Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained by Immigration Officials at Fla. Airport

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport,...

NAACP BOARD CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF NORTH CAROLINA

NAACP BOARD CITES RACIALLY-DISCRIMINATORY GERRYMANDERING AND VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS AS KEY REASONS FOR ECONOMIC BOYCOTT RALEIGH, NC—The NAACP Board of Directors announced a resolution calling for...

Out of Power, Democrats Hope to Harness Trump Resistance

ATLANTA (AP) — Out of power and looking for a way forward, Democrats are hoping to harness the energy of an opposition movement that...

Maxine Waters Is Back and She’s Not Here to Play

Well, it's a day that ends in y so that must mean Representative Maxine Waters of California is here to show up on your...

Definitely Back to Birmingham’ Pledges Dr. King

During Feb. the AFRO has been celebrating the work of former AFRO Executive Editor Moses J. Newson, who turned 90-years-old this month. In this...

Black Women Change Wildest Dreams into Reality

Stephanie Wilson and Joan Higginbotham, two Black women who dared to dream the impossible. One reached for the stars, the other was exceptional at...

Dems Could Miss Crucial State Contests in 2017

Talk of Democrats making a comeback is mostly focused on 2018 Congressional midterms and the 2020 presidential election. But there are a series of...

Dr. Robert Higgins: A Hopkins Historical First

Exceeding Expectations – two words characterize Dr. Robert S. D.  Higgins’s life as a son, surgeon and the first African American appointed as Director...