Georgia’s First Black Supreme Court Justice to Step Down

By The Associates Press ATLANTA (AP) — A jurist who became the first African American to serve on the Georgia Supreme Court plans to step down after serving three decades on the high court. The court...

Harris’ Campaign Focuses on Black Colleges for Support

By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically Black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life....

2020 Hopeful Kamala Harris Says she Owns Gun for Protection

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a "false choice" that the only two gun control options are complete,...

In Sept. 11 Related Tweet, Trump Targets Another Black Woman in Congress

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses...

Congress Traveling the Country to Hear Evidence of Voting Rights Violations

By the National Negro Council of Women, Special to the NNPA Newswire Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold Field Hearings to hear from citizens...

Equality Act Hopes to Bring Attention to Further Rights for Black and Black Queer...

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last week the House Judiciary Committee convened their first ever Congressional hearing on the Equality Act, a piece of legislation that would expand existing civil rights protections to encompass...

Democratic White House Hopefuls Tout Agendas to Black Voters

By Elana Schor, The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidates on April 5 touted their plans on criminal justice reform, the study of reparations and other racial equality issues, highlighting the critical role Black voters will...

Kamala Harris Lands Diverse Endorsements in South Carolina

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced Thursday the rollout of a slate of endorsements in South Carolina, including one of its longest-serving Black lawmakers. The senator from...

More Americans say Gov’t Spends too Little Helping Blacks

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A record percentage of Americans — including growing percentages of Whites, Blacks, independents, Democrats and Republicans — say they believe the U.S. government doesn't spend enough...

Minnesota Politician Thanks Fox for Condemning Jeanine Pirro

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar thanked Fox News on Monday for condemning comments made on the network by weekend host Jeanine Pirro centering on the freshman...

Wilson Slams Proposal to Offer Federal Tax Credit for Contributions to Private Schools

Written By NNPA Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to a proposal to offer federal tax credits for contributions to private schools: “When announcing her support for a federal tax...

The Latest: Plane Likely Held Major UN Summit Attendees

By The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirms that two Israeli citizens were among the 157 people killed in...

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