Lawmakers Introduce African-American Burial Grounds Network Act

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Two lawmakers are adding to the growing effort to preserve African American burial grounds and continue to collect data on important aspects of Black culture and history. The African American...

Omar’s Israel Remarks Expose Democrats’ Simmering Divisions

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in January, the Democrats welcomed their brash young newcomers to Congress with smiles and hugs. That was before the new colleagues dragged the party's simmering divisions...

Kentwood Man Admits Threatening Call to Sen. Booker

By The Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man has pleaded guilty to making a threatening phone call last October to presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. In a news...

Contrasts Abound for 2 Black Women in Chicago Mayoral Runoff

By CARYN ROUSSEAU and COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department after a White officer's fatal shooting of a Black teenager said Wednesday that voters...

Booker Urges Democrats not to be Distracted by Trump Vitriol

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press Presidential candidate Cory Booker on Saturday urged fellow Democrats not to be distracted by vitriol directed at the party's candidates by the man whom they seek to replace. Asked during a...

Harris Says she Became a Prosecutor to Change the System

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Friday that she became a prosecutor because she wanted to work from the inside to change a criminal justice...

Pelosi Keeps it Real with HU Students

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Donning an all orange suit with shoes to match, in honor of ending gun violence- a hot button issue that was set to hit Wednesday’s House floor for the...

Cummings Offers Redemption

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] On Feb. 27, one of the most surreal days in the history of the United States presidency, Donald Trump seemed to gush over Kim Jong-un, the allegedly murderous dictator who...

House OKs Democrats’ Bill Blocking Trump Emergency On Wall

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump's bid for billions of extra dollars for...

House Targets Family Separations in First Trump Subpoena

By COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Tuesday to subpoena Trump administration officials over family separations at the southern border, the first issued in the new Congress as Democrats...

Justice Thomas Calls For Re-examining Landmark Libel Case

By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should consider overturning a 55-year-old landmark ruling that makes it hard for public figures to win libel suits, writing...

Black Virginia Voters Feel Betrayed, Left in No-Win Scenario

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America's first...

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