Democrat’s Path to Victory in Mississippi: Black Turnout

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The special election for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Mississippi wasn't supposed to be competitive. But hopeful Democrats are eyeing a narrow path to...

After 2 Painful Years, Elijah Cummings Will Be More Powerful

By BEN TERRIS, The Washington Post WASHINGTON (AP) — When the word of the Lord came to Elijah, it arrived on a slip of paper tucked in a stranger's bra. In 2017, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings...

After Referendum, North Carolina GOP Tries Voter ID Again

By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Emboldened by a referendum voters approved this month, North Carolina's soon-dwindling Republican majorities at the legislature will scramble to approve their preferred voter identification law...

Democratic Leaders Emphasize the Fight for Justice During Conference

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network brought the action to the Hill with the Legislative & Policy Conference held November 13 and 14. Over a hundred activists from around the...

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...

Newly Elected to Congress

Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, all newly elected to U.S. Congress as a result of the Nov. 6 midterm election, met in Washington, D.C. this week.

NAACP Calls Mississippi Candidate Hyde-Smith’s Hanging Comments “Sick”

Written by the NNPA BALTIMORE— The NAACP issued the following statement regarding Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith recent statement on being invited to a public hanging. “Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s shameful remarks prove once again how Trump has created...

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...

Pressley Officially Massachusetts’ 1st Black Congresswoman

By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley didn't campaign to make history, but she did on Tuesday, officially becoming Massachusetts' first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democrat...

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...

Black Women Save Politics

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Politics aren’t for the faint of heart- and, according to the new book, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics,” it’s taken some of the strongest people around to...

Voters Raise Concerns About Voting Machines, Poll Access

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and ALINA HARTOUNIAN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz...

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