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...

Legislators Usher in Black History Month in Wisconsin

By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Black legislators are ushering in Black History Month in Wisconsin. Black History Month runs throughout February. Members of the Legislative Black Caucus along with Gov....

Trump vs. Obama in the Final Weekend of the Midterms

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding from a distance, President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama exchanged tough words Friday as they sought to rally their parties' base voters in the final...

INSIDE A TRUMP RALLY: What are Black Trump Supporters Thinking?

By Lee Eric Smith, Tri-State Defender Memphis YouTube Video: YouTube.com/watch?v=vK7wj3XAPIQ By now, no one should be surprised that Kanye West is a fan of President Donald Trump. It's been months since he first posted a selfie...

Kanye West to Visit Trump, Discuss Prison Reform, Violence

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump on...

Kansas Official Who Said Whites Are ‘Master Race’ Asked to Resign

The Associated Press Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a White county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to "the master race." Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp...

Alsobrooks Reprimands Trump for Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] With more than a week of the federal government having been shut down, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to...

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

By Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Press 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 Black president. But sitting in a...

Trump Cancels Pay Raise Due to Federal Workers in January

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could...

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...

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...

Gillum, DeSantis Exchange Insults in Final Florida Debate

By TERRY SPENCER and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The candidates for Florida governor decried extreme political divisiveness on a day when pipe bombs were mailed to Democratic leaders, but then they...

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