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...

Booker Taking 2020 Campaign, Social-Justice Message to Iowa

By Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took his campaign message of social justice to Iowa, where he visited with residents and Black leaders Feb. 8 on his first trip as a Democratic...

DCYD New Executive Committee Calls for Northam’s Resignation

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After celebrating the new Executive Committee for D.C. Young Democrats (DCYD) Thursday evening, on Friday the fresh team woke up to controversy surrounding Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) racist yearbook...

2020: ‘Georgia On My Mind?’

Stacey Abrams, former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, was the first Black woman to deliver the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address on Feb. 5. Most acknowledge the...

Virginia Governor Clings to Office, Ignoring Calls to Resign

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam clung to office Sunday amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school...

Northam Apologies for Racist College Photo

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam released a statement on Friday apologizing for an uncovered racist photo from his 1984 East Virginia Medical School yearbook that depicts him and another...

Recount in Kentucky House Races Ends in Tie

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A recount in a Kentucky state House race originally won by a Democrat by a single vote has ended in a tie after the local board...

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...

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