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...

Northam Postpones Black History Month Reception Amid Fallout

By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook...

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...

AP Interview: Dem Leader Won’t Wait on Presidential Nominee

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — New state Democratic Party Chairwoman Lavora Barnes said the party will not repeat mistakes that possibly contributed to Donald Trump's surprise victory in Michigan, pledging to...

Waters and Cleaver Express Concerns About Nomination of David Malpass to Lead World Bank

Written by Congresswoman Maxine Waters WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, issued the following...

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Resists Calls To Step Down

By ALAN SUDERMAN ,  Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what...

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...

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