Melanie Campbell’s Statement Regarding the Passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS:                        Tawana Jacobs at (301) 325-8687 [email protected] Lon Walls at (301) 996-1669 [email protected] Rachel Noerdlinger at (347) 821-9678 [email protected] MELANIE CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT & CEO, NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION AND CONVENER, BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE, OFFERS...

Thank You For Your Service To Baltimore

On behalf of Associated Black Charities, we join with the rest of the nation in deep sadness upon the passing of Representative Elijah Cummings. Not only was he a constant champion of our work,...

A Tribute to Elijah Cummings

Our nation, state, city and the communities he so ably served has lost a great man, and I have lost a great friend and colleague. Elijah Cummings was the epitome of the word public...

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...

Rep. Cummings Wrote His Love for Baltimore

When we approached Rep. Elijah Cummings to write the foreword of the AFRO’s book, “The Thing I Love About Baltimore,” there was no hesitation. In spite of his schedule and the many things he...

Bowie State Breaks Ground

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Those who showed up for Bowie State University homecoming festivities were late to a different party of sorts. The sprawling Prince George’s County campus continued its expansion that will...

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...

Scholars Receive Funds in Norton’s Name

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Before Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) gave D.C.’s vote-less voice amplified sound, she taught law courses full time at Georgetown University.  From her history in teaching, the 2nd Annual...

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...

New Bills Removing Barriers for Returning Citizens

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) introduced a bill last month that will make it easier for returning citizens to obtain an occupational license in their trade of interest. The...

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