Waters and Cleaver Express Concerns About Nomination of David Malpass to Lead World Bank

Written by Congresswoman Maxine Waters WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, issued the following...

NAACP President Derrick Johnson And Political Strategist Donna Brazile Issue ‘State of Black America’...

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Washington Correspondent Following the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, NAACP President Derrick Johnson and Political Strategist Donna Brazile took part in a special “State of Black America” forum...

Breaking News: Harrison to Meet With Mosby About Marijuana Policy

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor,  [email protected] This morning (Feb. 11) during the official introduction press conference of Michael Harrison, the man selected by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to be the city’s next police commissioner, the acting...

Congo’s New President Urges Thousands of Exiles: Come Home

By Louis Patrick Okamba, The Associated Press Albert Tumba says he was forced to leave Congo in 2010 for neighboring Republic of Congo. As a journalist, he had denounced malpractice in the sports ministry and had to...

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Resists Calls To Step Down

By ALAN SUDERMAN ,  Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what...

Black Virginia Voters Feel Betrayed, Left in No-Win Scenario

By Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Press Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America's first Black president. But sitting in a...

US Judge Hears Arguments in Mississippi Redistricting Case

By Emily Wagster Pettus, The Associated Press A federal judge heard arguments Feb. 6 about whether African-American voters in part of Mississippi have a chance to elect a candidate of their choice in a state Senate district...

Alabama NAACP Criticizes State Ruling on Police Shooting

By The Associated Press The Alabama NAACP is criticizing the state's decision not to prosecute a police officer who killed a Black man in a case of mistaken identity. A statement from the civil rights organization says...

Booker Taking 2020 Campaign, Social-Justice Message to Iowa

By Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took his campaign message of social justice to Iowa, where he visited with residents and Black leaders Feb. 8 on his first trip as a Democratic...

DCYD New Executive Committee Calls for Northam’s Resignation

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After celebrating the new Executive Committee for D.C. Young Democrats (DCYD) Thursday evening, on Friday the fresh team woke up to controversy surrounding Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) racist yearbook...

Workers and Legislators Unite to Help Low-Wage Contract Employees

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A little over a month ago Faye Smith found herself in the Senate Office Building protesting and searching for Senator Mitch McConnell in order to impress upon him how...

Congressman Brown Shares Vision for Political Partnership

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Former Maryland gubernatorial candidate and United States Congressman Anthony Brown met with the Prince George’s County delegation prior to addressing the general assembly in Annapolis.  Brown navigated through inclement...

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