“More Capital Out to Minority Enterprises,” Among Many Business Solutions, Cardin Panel

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Maryland Senator Ben Cardin stated strengthening access to capital for minority-owned businesses can unite a Congress divided by party lines; as the US looks toward midterm elections this...

Black Governor Nominees Become Stars in Bid for History

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a...

Frank Talk as Campaign Enters Final Lap

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was  just supposed to be a pre-Labor Day pep rally to open “ coordinated  Democratic campaign,” office in Largo. But Rep. Anthony Brown acknowledged that he didn’t...

Powerful Democrats Rally Behind Jealous

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous was surrounded by many of the party’s top lawmakers last week as he passionately preached that it is he, and not Republican Governor...

PG Republicans Claim ‘No Relationship’ to Trump

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Prince George's County Republican Party may be small in terms of number but it plans to have a major impact on the upcoming 2018 elections and the county's...

What Progressives Want From Annapolis In 2019

By Dayvon Love It is not enough to elect Black people to the Maryland General Assembly who stand up unapologetically for Black people. We must advocate that these legislators are placed in positions of power...

Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

Freshman Delegate Charles Preps for Challenges Ahead

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nick Charles is one of Prince George's County's newest elected officials. He cannot wait to go to Annapolis as a delegate in January. Charles got 8,330 votes, enough to have...

After Weeks of Uncertainty, Washington Declares Victory

By Matthew Ritchie,  Special to the AFRO The tightest contest of the Maryland State Senate has finally come to a close. On July 6, weeks after the official primary election voting ended, Del. Mary Washington claimed...

Edwards Was Outwitted; P.G. Contests Unresolved

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A decade ago on June 19, Donna Edwards was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives as the first Black woman to represent Maryland. Last week, Edwards was defeated...

MVA Confident Voters Affected by Error Less than Announced

The Associated Press The head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says she's confident the number of voters affected by a programming error will be less than the nearly 80,000 announced the day before the primary. The...

Surprising Primaries Results May Change Political Landscape

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Prince George’s County residents are poised to elect a new generation of lawmakers who  political analysts and community leaders say represent a partial rebuke of the country’s old...

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