Hyattsville Appoints First Black, First Woman and First LGBT as Chief of Police

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] There’s a new chief in town, and she’s spreading Black Girl Magic and a lot of firsts in Hyattsville, Md.  Amal Awad is the first Black, first woman and...

Former Commissioner Hamm: `The Black and the Blue’

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “In this city, in the department, it was a war,” former Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Leonard Hamm said of his service. “I had to go in as...

Black Women Convene Post the 2018 Elections

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Black women come together, powerful shifts happen.  The power of Black Girl Magic has been proven from stories told in “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics,” “Hidden...

Angela Alsobrooks: An Inspiration for Black Women

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Representation matters. When Angela Alsobrooks took the oath of office as county executive for Prince George’s County on Dec. 3, she became the first African American woman to do...

Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of Voting Rights, Dies at 97

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders...

Hogan Announces $3.5B for Maryland School Construction Funds

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans on Tuesday to create a $3.5 billion fund for school construction over five years. Much of the money will be available as the...

Organizers Fight to Take Action on Initiative 77 with “Save Our Vote” Campaign

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Community organizers are furiously working on gaining support as they take to the streets with the Save our Vote petition, which would give D.C. voters the power to put the...

Detroit NAACP Slams Michigan Republicans for Trying to Limit Democrats Power

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony isn’t taking the latest efforts by the outgoing Republican administration in Michigan sitting down. Anthony, who’s president of the NAACP in Detroit – the Civil...

Ashanti Alert for Missing Adults Passes in U.S. Senate

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The United States Senate unanimously passed the Ashanti Alert Act of 2018, a bill that could help find missing adults. Similar to the Amber Alerts issued for missing children, the...

In Hollywood of Mississippi, Election Fraud Like a Movie Script

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press CANTON, Miss. (AP) — In a town that calls itself the Hollywood of Mississippi, people say for years they've been hearing tales of dirty politics worthy of a movie...

Booker Trip to New Hampshire Possible Preview for 2020

By The Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Cory Booker is returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state for a trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey senator's potential Democratic...

Alsobrooks Takes Her Place in History

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Calling her home and the place she now governs “Maryland’s Crown Jewel,” Angela M. Alsobrooks became the first female county executive in the history of Prince George’s County during...
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