DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

Meet the Black House Democrats Who Will Be Running the Show

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of...

Wisconsin Senate Refuses to Honor Colin Kaepernick

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats...

Black Women Leaders Band Together on Behalf of Maxine Waters

Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] “Never get on a Black woman’s bad side,” are the wise words of anybody who’s ever found themselves on a Black woman’s bad side.  Yet, for some reason or...

Black Women Democrats Urge Party to Rethink Future

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the...

Black Women Stand Up Against Kavanaugh

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Many Black women are loud and clear on their feelings about the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh- they are absolutely not here for it. This past week, the founder and...

Gillum Surges Ahead in Florida

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] With about two weeks to go before the midterm elections on Nov. 6, Andrew Gillum the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida moved out to a double-digit lead over his...

Rihanna and Axl Rose to Donald Trump: Stop Playing Our Music at Your Rallies

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor When a popular singer with 88 million followers on her twitter account sends a message about something bothering her, people tend to notice. When she sends the message...

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...

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...

Trump’s Boasts Ring Hollow in Black Communities

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's one of President Donald Trump's favorite talking points in promoting his administration's success: the record low rate of Black unemployment. But on a recent...

White House Admits Error for False Claim on Black Employment

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was...

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