Out of Power, Democrats Hope to Harness Trump Resistance

ATLANTA (AP) — Out of power and looking for a way forward, Democrats are hoping to harness the energy of an opposition movement that...

Maxine Waters Is Back and She’s Not Here to Play

Well, it's a day that ends in y so that must mean Representative Maxine Waters of California is here to show up on your...

Definitely Back to Birmingham’ Pledges Dr. King

During Feb. the AFRO has been celebrating the work of former AFRO Executive Editor Moses J. Newson, who turned 90-years-old this month. In this...

Black Women Change Wildest Dreams into Reality

Stephanie Wilson and Joan Higginbotham, two Black women who dared to dream the impossible. One reached for the stars, the other was exceptional at...

Dems Could Miss Crucial State Contests in 2017

Talk of Democrats making a comeback is mostly focused on 2018 Congressional midterms and the 2020 presidential election. But there are a series of...

Dr. Robert Higgins: A Hopkins Historical First

Exceeding Expectations – two words characterize Dr. Robert S. D.  Higgins’s life as a son, surgeon and the first African American appointed as Director...

Setting an Agenda for Trump and HBCUs

In the midst of what most have characterized as a chaotic (to be charitable) first month of the Trump presidency (failed Muslim ban, millions...

Who Is Steve Bannon?

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York didn’t mince words when describing White House adviser Steven Bannon. “He's a stone cold racist and a White supremacist...

NAACP Elects New Chairman of the Board of Directors

On Feb. 18 in New York, at its annual board meeting, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) elected Leon W....

Republicans Who Won after Rowdy Town Halls Now Avoiding Them

(AP) — Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats...

US to Expand Pool of People Targeted for Deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for...

Rep. William Clay Intends to Sue over Removal of Ferguson Painting from Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The office of a Missouri congressman says he intends to file a federal lawsuit over the removal of a constituent's painting...