Baltimore Community Remembers Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings with Sonya Murphy at the AFRO’s 85th Clean Block Celebration this past August at Cylburn Arboretum. If you’d like to share your condolences and fond memories with the AFRO readership, please...

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings Has Died

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died...

Eric Garner’s Mother Gives Emotional Testimony at Judiciary Hearing

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Gwen Carr provided an emotional opening statement during the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on policing practices. Carr, the mother of Eric Garner who died in New York from...

Dems, Muslims rip Trump Attack on Somalis; rue GOP Silence

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican...

Minnesota Rep. Omar Files for Divorce From Husband

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on...

HUD Says Deregulation, Not Affordable Housing, Needed to Solve Homelessness

By Charlene Crowell, Special to The Informer For more than a decade, economists, lawmakers and others have heralded the nation’s economy. Often citing how unemployment has declined as new jobs have been created, or Wall...

Impeaching A President

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump has rocked Washington. The news of the resulting investigation has also unified Democrats, particularly those...

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states. The...

Warren Faces Test in Winning Black Voters in South Carolina

By WILL WEISSERT and ERRIN HAINES Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's path to the Democratic presidential nomination centers on South Carolina, where he's counting on support from Black voters who are critical to...

Abrams Fights to End Voter Suppression

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Many African Americans and Democrats rallied around Stacey Abrams as she took on Brian Kemp in the 2018 run for governorship in the state of Georgia. After a 10-day...

Pelosi’s Impeachment Inquiry

By Dan Novak, Horus Alias, and Gabrielle Wanneh, Capital News Service For the fourth time in history, Congress is opening an impeachment inquiry into the president of the United States, an extraordinarily fast-moving development after months...

Leading Democrats Gather for Funeral of Rep. Jim Clyburn’s Wife

By Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press Leading congressional Democrats and some of the party's presidential contenders gathered Sept. 22 for the funeral of Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and...

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