Waters Claps Back at Attacks From the Right and Left

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Maxine Waters (D-CA.), the seemingly indomitable political firebrand who represents large swaths of South Central Los Angeles, is now taking fire politically from the Left, as well as the Right....

Protesters Flood U.S. Cities to Fight Trump Immigration Policy

By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?" In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of...

Civil Rights Groups Want Supreme Court Vote Postponed

The Associated Press Various civil rights groups are backing calls from Democratic lawmakers to hold off on a vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement until after the November elections. Vanita Gupta, head of...

Justice Roberts May Hold Key Vote as Supreme Court Moves Right

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court's new man in the middle. It's just that the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony...

Lawsuits: Congressional Maps Dilute Black Voters in 3 States

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and DAVID A. LIEB, The Associated Press A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign June 13 to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against Black...

San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Went from Projects to City Hall

By JANIE HAR, The Associated Press San Francisco's incoming mayor knows the yawning gap between rich and poor firsthand, having been raised by her grandmother in the city's drug- and violence-riddled projects. It is now the job of...

After Much-Hyped Commutation, Memphis Woman Begins New Life

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The hype over the commutation of her life sentence by President Donald Trump at the request of Kim Kardashian West has started to die down. Now,...

1st Muslim in Congress Wants to Take on Trump in Court

By KYLE POTTER, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and a top official with the Democratic National Committee, filed to run for Minnesota attorney...

Muhammad Ali May Receive Presidential Pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he may pardon another late heavyweight boxing champion — this time, Muhammad Ali. Trump tells reporters he's looking at "thousands of names" of people who could be granted...

Trump Commutes Sentence for Kardashian-Backed Drug Offender

By The Associated Press President Donald Trump commuted the sentence June 6 of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a...

Trump Calls Off Eagles Visit Over Anthem Dispute

By The Associated Press Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute...

Kim Kardashian West Goes to the White House to Talk Pardon

By The Associated Press Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West went to the White House Wednesday to make a star-powered case for prison reform and advocate on behalf of a great-grandmother serving a life sentence. Kardashian...

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