The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in this very liberal, very White state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first Black female legislator. Not...

Kanye West to Visit Trump, Discuss Prison Reform, Violence

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump on...

Protestors Chant Outside Supreme Court as Kavanaugh Sworn In

By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, The Associated Press Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered...

Eyeing White House, Cory Booker Introduces Himself to Iowa

By The Associated Press Cory Booker is not being subtle. The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other...

House Race Will Mean State’s First Black or Gay Congressman

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican and Democrat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race understand they have the chance to make history but are approaching their roles as trailblazers...

Black Women Democrats Urge Party to Rethink Future

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the...

Win or Lose, Kavanaugh Confirmation Fight Defines Democrats

By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent Democrats don't have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But their rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation hearings marked a new stage in the...

Trump Cancels Pay Raise Due to Federal Workers in January

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could...

Florida’s Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Under Attack

By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who engineered a surprising upset victory in Florida's Democratic primary this week, is picking up endorsements, money and plenty of national attention in the...

McCain Praised by Obama, Others for His Courage

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While the late John McCain was considered a conservative on civil rights, some African-American leaders praised him for having the courage of his convictions and being an authentic American...

White House Admits Error for False Claim on Black Employment

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was...

Rep. Ellison Denies Abuse Allegations from Ex-girlfriend

By Kyle Potter, The Associated Press Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Aug. 12 denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation...

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