Democratic Presidential Candidates say Northam Should Resign

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Most 2020 Democratic presidential candidates quickly joined the call for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign following the discovery of a racist photo in his medical...

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....

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Launches 2020 Bid

By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a "common...

Key Takeaways From Kamala Harris’ Big 2020 Campaign Rollout

By JUANA SUMMERS ,  Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Democrat Kamala Harris arrived onto the 2020 stage this week with a presidential campaign rollout that was hard to miss. From her announcement in an interview...

Maryland Bill Would Allow Unemployment Insurance in Shutdown

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers plan to submit legislation to allow federal employees who must work during a government shutdown without pay to collect unemployment insurance. Del. Jessica Feldmark, a Howard...

Sen. Kamala Harris Says the Powerful Seek to Divide America

By Juana Summers, The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Jan. 27 that those in power are trying to turn people against each other, which she says is "not our America." Harris, a first-term U.S....

“Big Sister” Barbara Lee’s Advice for the New Women of Color in Congress

By Christina Cauteruci There’s a crew of new women in Congress who’ve become fast friends since the election. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have become instant progressive icons and visible...

Black Workers Had Long History With Fed Jobs Before Shutdown

By COREY WILLIAMS ,  Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — For Cheryl Monroe and generations of other African-Americans, federal government jobs have long been a path to the middle class and a way to provide a comfortable...

Trump, Congress Leaders Reach Deal to End Shutdown

By Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram and Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Jan. 25 reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for...

Black Furloughed Workers Share Grievances at DMV Town Hall

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] The government shutdown has been going on over a month and furloughed workers are hurting. “It hurts physically and it hurts mentally,” said Tyra McClelland a member...

Experts: Suing the Government Not an Option to End Shutdown

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia As the government shutdown enters an unprecedented fifth week, some are calling for drastic measures to end the stalemate that has 800,000 government employees either working without pay...

Waters Outlines Agenda in First Policy Speech as Committee Chairwoman

Written by the NNPA WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following remarks during her first policy speech in the 116th Congress: As Prepared for Delivery Thank you for the...

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