Harris Zeroes in on Health Care Before Powerful Nevada Union

By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Presidential candidate Kamala Harris zeroed in on the Democratic Party's debate over health insurance Friday as she made her pitch to one of Nevada's most...

Harris, Warren Compete for Support From Black Female Voters

By ERRIN HAINES AP National Writer Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing...

Trump Launches Black Outreach Effort for 2020

By JILL COLVIN, ERRIN HAINES and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — During the 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump stood in front of largely White crowds and asked Black voters to consider, "What the...

More Celebs Join Michelle Obama’s Voter Outreach Drive

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to get out the vote. The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan...

Mfume: `I Think the Record Will Show, I’m Proven…’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com Kweisi Mfume, former President of the NAACP, once represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District prior to the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, the man he eulogized on Oct. 25.  In a wide-ranging interview...

Former NAACP Leader Mfume to Run for Congressional Seat

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A former leader of the NAACP says he will run for the Maryland congressional seat that became vacant with the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. Kweisi Mfume announced...

Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Congressional Black Caucus has heavily criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to limit further the ability of American citizens to travel to Cuba, saying it would negatively...

Mfume to Make Major Announcement Nov. 4

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com Kweisi Mfume, the person who preceded the late Rep. Elijah Cummings representing the 7th Congressional District of Baltimore, is poised to make a major announcement about his future and the...

Baltimore’s Ferguson Takes the Senate’s Big Chair

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com William C. “Bill” Ferguson, IV, was born April 15, 1983. That’s the same year I graduated from Walbrook High School. Ironically, it was tax day. Now, at 36, he is poised...

Arkansas Lawmaker, Civil Rights Attorney John Walker Dies

By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area...

Remembering Congress’ Longest Serving Black Freedom Fighter 

John Conyers Jr., Civil rights icon, outspoken leader, father, husband and the longest serving African American to serve in Congress, whose career ended in 2017 due to sexual harassment allegations, has died.  The former...

Harris Speaks at SC Candidate Forum Amidst Trump Honors

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke at a criminal justice forum at a historically Black college on Saturday after a group that honored President Donald Trump...

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