22 Former Justice Thomas Clerks Have Jobs Thanks to Trump

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — While the spotlight is on the two former clerks to Justice Anthony Kennedy whom President Donald Trump has nominated to the Supreme Court, the influence of the...

Powerful Democrats Rally Behind Jealous

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous was surrounded by many of the party’s top lawmakers last week as he passionately preached that it is he, and not Republican Governor...

PG Republicans Claim ‘No Relationship’ to Trump

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Prince George's County Republican Party may be small in terms of number but it plans to have a major impact on the upcoming 2018 elections and the county's...

What Progressives Want From Annapolis In 2019

By Dayvon Love It is not enough to elect Black people to the Maryland General Assembly who stand up unapologetically for Black people. We must advocate that these legislators are placed in positions of power...

Ga. Democrat Shows the Way for Other Black Women in Politics

By BILL BARROW and ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats have long pointed to a Georgia electorate that is increasingly urban and less White as a sign they may be able to...

The Battle for Control of the Supreme Court

By Elijah Cummings Responding to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the fifth (and majority) vote on the nine-member United States Supreme Court, our nation’s foremost civil rights organizations issue a warning...

Fury Over Tip Repeal Talk

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On June 19 District voters approved Initiative 77, which mandates workers earn a full minimum wage and tips by 2025, 55 percent to 45 percent. On July 10, D.C....

What Summer Vacation? D.C. Council Members Plan to Work During Recess

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia Council started its annual summer recess on July 15 but that doesn't mean legislators will be taking a long vacation from their jobs. "I am planning on...

Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

Review Highlights Metro Police Missteps During Inaugural Protests

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The Police Foundation recently released an independent review of the Metropolitan Police Department’s interactions with demonstrators during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump that highlights several MPD...

Freshman Delegate Charles Preps for Challenges Ahead

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nick Charles is one of Prince George's County's newest elected officials. He cannot wait to go to Annapolis as a delegate in January. Charles got 8,330 votes, enough to have...

Streeter, Harrison Poised to Take County Council Seats

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On July 6, the Prince George's County Board of Elections released the results of the absentee and provisional ballots cast during the June 26 Democratic and Republican primaries. The...

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