OP-Ed: ‘On Saturday I Endorsed Jill Carter for Congress’

The following is the opinion of Ben Jealous, it is not an endorsement by the AFRO. We invite others to submit Op-eds of 700 words or less. The AFRO reserves the right to edit...

Black Prosecutors Back Gardner, Say They’ve Faced Resistance

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — One day after St. Louis’ top prosecutor filed a federal lawsuit alleging a concerted and racist conspiracy to push her out of office, other black female...

U.S. Rep. Val Demings Named One Of House Impeachment Managers

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Val Demings knows what it takes to prosecute a case. For 27 years, Demings worked for the Orlando Police Department, culminating with her being...

Pelosi to Send Impeachment to Senate for Historic Trial

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will take steps next week to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ending a three-week standoff but...

Congressional Black Caucus Making First Massachusetts Visit

By The Associated Press The Congressional Black Caucus is making its first visit to Massachusetts to host events focused on economic and school issues. U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, of Boston, says fellow Democratic members of the...

IMA Endorses Mfume for the 7th

By AFRO Staff The historic Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore (IMA), a federation of clergy activists from across the Baltimore metro area, has endorsed Kweisi Mfume for the 7th Congressional District special election being held...

Brown Denounces Trump’s Attack on Iran

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D-4th District), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and 30-year combat veteran, denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to engage Iran in a potentially major...

Maryland General Assembly 2020

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] The 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly officially began on Jan. 8, amidst what many would characterize as catastrophic changes. Last year, the longtime Speaker of the House,...

Maryland Governor Proposes Ethics Bill After Indictments

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After repeated public corruption cases in recent years, stronger ethics laws should be a priority of the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday. At a...

Councilman Evans Announces Resignation

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] The road to resignation for Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans (D) began in 2019 after he was tied to allegations of ethical misconduct and abuse of power; however...

OP-ed: Washington Outlines Crime Plan

The following is the opinion of Sen. Mary Washington, candidate for Mayor of Baltimore; it is not an endorsement by the AFRO. We invite other candidates for Baltimore Mayor to submit OP-eds of 700 words...

Trump Signs Future Act to Help HBCUs, Minority-Serving Institutions

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia One day after the House impeached him, President Donald Trump took decisive action to support and empower Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country. The President...

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