Black Women Stand Up Against Kavanaugh

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Many Black women are loud and clear on their feelings about the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh- they are absolutely not here for it. This past week, the founder and...

Don’t Sit This One Out!

If you haven’t registered to vote in Maryland, today, Oct. 16, is the last day to do so online or by mail. The same is true for the District of Columbia. However, registration is...

Abrams, Kemp Still Clashing on Voter Registrations

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Democrat vying for the governorship of Georgia, is ratcheting up her assertion that Republican rival Brian Kemp is effectively suppressing minority and women voters,...

Trump’s Boasts Ring Hollow in Black Communities

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's one of President Donald Trump's favorite talking points in promoting his administration's success: the record low rate of Black unemployment. But on a recent...

The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in this very liberal, very White state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first Black female legislator. Not...

Kanye West to Visit Trump, Discuss Prison Reform, Violence

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump on...

Protestors Chant Outside Supreme Court as Kavanaugh Sworn In

By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, The Associated Press Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered...

Maryland Democrats: Trump Health Care Curbs Could Affect 260,000 in State

By The Capital News Service BALTIMORE – As many as 260,000 Maryland residents could see higher premiums or lose their health care coverage altogether because of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender under a new...

Md. Equity Task Force Holds First Meeting

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Maryland State Task Force on Reconciliation and Equity recently began its work.   The statewide effort,  authorized by Maryland Senate Bill 350, is charged with “promoting reconciliation and inclusionary...

Eyeing White House, Cory Booker Introduces Himself to Iowa

By The Associated Press Cory Booker is not being subtle. The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other...

House Race Will Mean State’s First Black or Gay Congressman

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican and Democrat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race understand they have the chance to make history but are approaching their roles as trailblazers...

“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...
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