Being Black and Republican in the Era of Trump Presents Real Challenges

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It’s likely that identifying as a Republican today isn’t as easy as it once was, particularly with President Donald Trump’s policies that have included separating children from parents;...

Trump Tells Congresswomen Of Color To Go Back To ‘Crime Infested’ Homelands

By Calvin Woodward, The Associated Press President Donald Trump on July 14 assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of color as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the "broken and crime infested places from which...

Leonard Replaces Tonga As Upper Marlboro Mayor

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The capital of Prince George’s County has found its next mayor after the untimely resignation of her predecessor.  Wanda Leonard officially replaced Tonga Turner, who resigned last month to...

Wayne Curry’s Legacy Lives On

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When driving down Rt. 202 in Largo the echoes of former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry linger.  Whether from FedEx Field that he refused to let the...

Mosby Testifies on Marijuana Reform

By Brittney Johnson, AFRO Intern On July 7, Marilyn Mosby addressed the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security at the “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need” hearing at the...

D.C.-Area Activist Gives First-Hand Take on Dem Debates

By William J. Ford, Washington Informer Staff Writer Melanie Campbell flew to her native Florida to personally feel, hear and see the 20 Democratic presidential candidates debate on health care, race, foreign affairs and other...

South Carolina Focus for Sparring 2020 Rivals Biden, Harris

By Meg Kinnard and Juana Summers, The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has apologized for comments about working with segregationist lawmakers in his early days in the U.S. Senate and says he now understands...

Bill Introduced to Improve Maternal Healthcare

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Expectant mothers face challenges when seeking quality prenatal care in the District of Columbia.  Economic and transportation barriers contribute to the District’s infant mortality rate which is...

Breakout Dem Debate Performance Nets Harris $2M in 24 Hours

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris reports that she raised $2 million in the 24 hours after her breakout performance during the Democratic debates. Figures provided by the California senator's campaign indicate that...

Mississippi Election Lawsuit is ‘Time-sensitive,’ Judge says

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says he's aware of the "time-sensitive nature" of an election-year lawsuit that says Mississippi has a racially discriminatory method of choosing statewide...

First Democratic Debate of the 2020 Race Features Almost No Questions on the Black...

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The first presidential debate for the 2020 campaign in the race for the White House featured five moderators, 10 candidates, two hours and only one question on the...

Harris Gets Personal, Delivers Civil Rights Blow to Biden

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris spoke slowly but bluntly as she stared at Joe Biden, then began treating him as a hostile witness. The former prosecutor turned California senator started by...
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