A ‘Life and Death Crisis’: Hogan Redesignates Crime Bills

By Jeff Barnes Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Calling it a “life and death crisis,” — particularly in Baltimore — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, announced Thursday he will redesignate his violent-crime bill package as...

300 Cops Added to `Do Not Call’ List

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO A conflict over the ability of a wide swath of Baltimore police officers to testify in court is raising more questions about the effectiveness of the beleaguered department that...

Former Police Commissioner Released from Prison

By Michelle Richardson Special to the AFRO Recently, former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa was released from a federal prison and was transferred to a transitional facility for inmates preparing to reenter society.  Known as “community...

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Announces $8.3 Million in Federal Grants for Head Start Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $8,397,815 to ChildCareGroup for Head Start Projects. “This continued grant funding for Head Start...

GoGo to Become D.C.’s Official Music

By Malik Obee, Special to the AFRO The conga drum of the GoGo sound has been the beat of Washington, D.C. for over 50 years. From the Washington Nationals adapting the Godfather of GoGo, Chuck...

Nevada’s Lone Black Congressman Backs Biden Before Caucuses

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, the only Black member of Nevada's congressional delegation, is endorsing Joe Biden for president on the eve of early voting in...

Inside Michael Bloomberg’s Big Play for Black Voters

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 Black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a Black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically Black university. A...

Family, Leaders of Fallen Advocate for Hate Crime Bill

By Deborah Bailey Special to the AFRO An army of friends, Bowie State students and advocates came together to support the family of slain 2nd Lieutenant and Bowie State student Richard Collins at the Maryland State...

Mike Bloomberg Makes History with the Black Press of America

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The Bloomberg campaign’s initiative is groundbreaking, and it goes to significantly increasing the economic health of African Americans by tripling their net worth,” said Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin, who...

Smollett Case Could Complicate Reelection of Top Prosecutor

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The decision to restore charges against Jussie Smollett could bedevil the reelection bid of the first Black woman to hold Chicago's top law enforcement job...

Buttigieg Lands Black South Carolina Lawmaker’s Endorsement

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg is picking up his first endorsement among South Carolina's Black lawmakers as attention in the early voting contest turns toward more...

Deval Patrick, Last Black Candidate in 2020 Race, Drops Out

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the last remaining African American candidate in a Democratic presidential field once defined by its diversity, ended his 2020 campaign Wednesday after...

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