Trump’s EPA Targets Obama Crackdown on Mercury from Coal Plants

By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press The Trump administration on Dec. 28 targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment...

Three Little Known Bills with A Huge Impact on D.C. Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Much like Black Friday the day after Christmas the last legislative session of the D.C. Council seemed like a jam packed nerve racking blitz to get to the finish...

Post-Holiday, Partial Government Shutdown To Gain Impact

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas has come and gone but the partial government shutdown is just getting started. Wednesday brings the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up...

Black Leaders Forged Alliance With Trump on Sentencing Deal

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare bipartisan deal in Congress to overhaul federal sentencing laws passed after a few Black ministers, leaders and lawmakers forged an alliance with President Donald...

Flynn Sentencing Abruptly Postponed; Judge Expresses Disgust

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his...

Trump Administration Forced to Forgive $150M in Student Loans

By AFRO Staff After a more than year-long delay, the U.S. Department of Education will cancel $150 million in debt owed by defrauded students, the agency announced Dec. 13. Under borrower protection regulation established under President...

Booker Trip to New Hampshire Possible Preview for 2020

By The Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Cory Booker is returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state for a trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey senator's potential Democratic...

Maryland Democrats Pick Rockeymoore Cummings as Chair

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats have picked a former gubernatorial hopeful and wife of a powerful congressman as chair of the state party. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings thanked party officials for electing her Saturday and...

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy...

Nooses Found by Mississippi Capitol Day Before Senate Runoff

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi police are investigating two nooses and six signs that were found on the grounds of the state Capitol on Monday, a day before a U.S....

Defeated Republican Rep. Mia Love Delivers Rebuke to Trump

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first and only black Republican woman in Congress delivered a sharp rebuke Monday to President Donald Trump and her party's relationship with African-Americans in her...

REPORT: None of the 28 Top Staffers in House and Senate are People of...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia WASHINGTON – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has released six detailed reports on the troubling lack of racial diversity among the 167 top staff in the...

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