Rep. Cummings’ Daughters Back Aide in Race Against His Wife

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Elijah Cummings’ daughters are supporting one of his longtime aides in the race for his seat, which is being sought by the late congressman’s widow. News outlets report 37-year-old...

It’s Official: Carter Launches Campaign for the Seventh

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] Last week, Sen. Jill P. Carter confided to the AFRO that she had already made the decision to run for the seat once held by the late Rep. Elijah E....

Adams Elected As Bowie’s First Black Mayor

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] After more than two decades, the City of Bowie has a new mayor and for the first time in its history, he is Black. In what came as a shock...

Gibson: `I Know What the Hell Happened’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Less than 24 hours after Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings announced her intention to seek the 7th District Congressional seat of her late husband Rep. Elijah Cummings, accusations of lying are...

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Seeks Husband’s Seat in Congress

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to...

Carter Expected to Announce Run for the 7th

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Several sources close to Baltimore Sen. Jill Carter said she is a candidate to represent the 7th Congressional District of Maryland, in the aftermath of the sudden death of Rep....

The AFRO November 30th Cummings Edition – Dr. Frances Toni Draper

AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Ceo & Publisher Dr. Frances Toni Draper asks for your support and participation for the NOV 30th Cummings Edition of THE AFRO AMERICAN NEWSPAPER.

Mfume: `I Think the Record Will Show, I’m Proven…’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Kweisi Mfume, former President of the NAACP, once represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District prior to the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, the man he eulogized on Oct. 25.  In a wide-ranging interview...

Former NAACP Leader Mfume to Run for Congressional Seat

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A former leader of the NAACP says he will run for the Maryland congressional seat that became vacant with the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. Kweisi Mfume announced...

Mfume to Make Major Announcement Nov. 4

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Kweisi Mfume, the person who preceded the late Rep. Elijah Cummings representing the 7th Congressional District of Baltimore, is poised to make a major announcement about his future and the...

Young Makes It Official: He’s Running

By The Associated Press and AFRO Staff Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young has officially started campaigning to secure a full four-year term as the city's top elected official. On Oct. 26, Young tearfully told supporters...

Baltimore’s Ferguson Takes the Senate’s Big Chair

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] William C. “Bill” Ferguson, IV, was born April 15, 1983. That’s the same year I graduated from Walbrook High School. Ironically, it was tax day. Now, at 36, he is poised...

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