Minnesota Politician Thanks Fox for Condemning Jeanine Pirro

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar thanked Fox News on Monday for condemning comments made on the network by weekend host Jeanine Pirro centering on the freshman...

Wilson Slams Proposal to Offer Federal Tax Credit for Contributions to Private Schools

Written By NNPA Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to a proposal to offer federal tax credits for contributions to private schools: “When announcing her support for a federal tax...

Chicago to Elect 1st Black Female Mayor

By AFRO Staff History will be made April 2 when Chicago elects its first Black female mayor. Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle topped the field of 14 candidates who...

The Latest: Plane Likely Held Major UN Summit Attendees

By The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirms that two Israeli citizens were among the 157 people killed in...

North Carolina Swears in 1st Black Female Chief Justice

By The Associated Press North Carolina's first African-American female chief justice says she believes her elevation to the post brings "a lot of hope and promise" to the state and for young people to become...

Lawmakers Introduce African-American Burial Grounds Network Act

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Two lawmakers are adding to the growing effort to preserve African American burial grounds and continue to collect data on important aspects of Black culture and history. The African American...

Congressman Brown Leads Charge For Transgender Military Service

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown has joined a group of bi-partisan representatives who are vigorously challenging President Donald J. Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers serving in the military.  Sources close...

Harrison Moves Closer to Confirmation

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Last night (March 6), Michael Harrison, the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) acting commissioner moved one step closer to becoming the city’s full-time top cop and leading one of the most...

Mosby Receives Lukewarm Annapolis Reception

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO The reception in Annapolis for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s proposal that would give prosecutors more leeway in vacating wrongful convictions was chilly, to say the...

Mosby Continues to Make Her Case

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The war on drugs escalated since its inception in 1968 during the administration of Richard Nixon and the Nixon ideology spread to the state and city level through...

Omar’s Israel Remarks Expose Democrats’ Simmering Divisions

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in January, the Democrats welcomed their brash young newcomers to Congress with smiles and hugs. That was before the new colleagues dragged the party's simmering divisions...

Kentwood Man Admits Threatening Call to Sen. Booker

By The Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man has pleaded guilty to making a threatening phone call last October to presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. In a news...
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