Campaign: Nevada Demographics, Family Tie a Boon for Booker

By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cory Booker's family ties to Las Vegas and the similar demographics between his home state of New Jersey and Nevada will help him compete in...

Brown, Pelosi On Immigration Tour

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] With President Donald J. Trump continuing his heated anti-immigrant rhetoric, Maryland’s 9th District Congressman Anthony Brown joined a bi-partisan group of United States Representatives, including House Speaker Nancy...

Cardin, Van Hollen, and Cummings Announce $150,000 for Morgan State University

For Immediate Release August 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) have announced $150,000 in federal funding for Morgan State University. The funding will create...

Georgia’s Abrams Announces New Voter Protection Program

By BEN NADLER Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams, who vaulted onto the national political stage championing voting rights during an unsuccessful 2018 run for Georgia governor, announced on Tuesday that she's launching...

Millennials Listen Intently as Candidates Debate Health Care

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Camara Stokes Hudson raised her arms in the air and clapped when Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said the country should provide universal child care and universal pre-kindergarten, especially to help...

State’s Attorney Celebrates Life and Achievements

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] A gated community and posh restaurant served as the backdrop of the camaraderie at the forefront of State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy’s “45 and Fabulous Birthday Party,” at The Grove...

County Announces Plans To End Auto Deaths by 2040

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected]  Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has announced bold plans to eliminate automobile deaths by 2040.  Joined by Police Chief Hank Stawinski, Alsobrooks announced the County’s plan to...

Braveboy Announces Youth Justice Reform Plans

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy wants to reform the justice system and the impact it has on young people in the area. Since taking office...

Why We Need a Democratic Presidential Forum on Race

The Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina Chairman Calls for a Democratic Presidential Forum on Race “Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with...

Black Congressional Leadership Grills JUUL Executives

By AFRO Staff The rise in youth consumption of nicotine products in recent years was at issue before Congress July 24 and 25. The simultaneous emergence of vape culture and a tobacco-free nicotine products industry, coupled...

Cummings Urges Trump to ‘Come to Baltimore’

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings took the high road in inviting President Donald Trump and other Americans to visit Baltimore but declining to respond in kind to...

COMMENTARY: There is Not a Racist Bone in My Body

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor In 2019, most Blacks and people of color would like to believe that, “There is Not a Racist Bone in My Body” was an accurate statement in America. With...
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