Braveboy Promises Era of “Brave New Justice”

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] With a commitment to hard work, perseverance, and accountability, Aisha Braveboy ushered in the era of “brave new justice” as she was sworn in as the State’s Attorney for Prince...

District Wide Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer January marks the 15th annual National Stalking Awareness Month, but D.C.has been ahead of the pack with a District wide policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking released...

‘Nobody’s at the Switch’ as CBS Announces Election Coverage Team Sans African Americans

Written by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA CBS News said it’s diversifying – adding a mix of women and minorities to its top staff and its upcoming 2020 election coverage. But, many are calling the “Eye” Network’s...

New Maryland Gun Law Used In 5 Cases Involving Schools

By BRIAN WITTE , Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300...

Fifty-Five Strong: The Largest Congressional Black Caucus Kicks Off the 116th Congress

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor As the new Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was handed a large gavel from outgoing Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) it became clear that the new CBC...

DC Turns Up for Mayor Bowser’s Inaugural Celebration

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Residents of D.C.and DMV appreciators, pulled out their tuxes, heels and evening gowns last Saturday night in celebration of Mayor Muriel Bowser's Inauguration. Bowser, who was elected for a second...

From the AFRO Archives, Jan. 11, 1969

The U.S. Congress seated on Jan. 3, is the most diverse in the nation's history. But, 50 years ago this week, Adam Clayton Powell, the legendary congressman from Harlem and the pastor of Harlem's...

Black Leadership is Celebrated at CBC Swearing In

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The who’s who of Black politics and - well - politics in general - were in attendance at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Swearing In Ceremony, and bolstered by...

Pugh’s New Pick for Baltimore’s Top Cop

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Roughly 48 hours after Mayor Catherine Pugh’s initial pick to be Baltimore’s next top cop withdrew his name from consideration, City Hall announced current New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael...

Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

By JUANA SUMMERS ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her...

Baltimore Mayor Picks New Orleans Chief to Lead Police Force

By DAVID McFADDEN ,  Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after her first choice withdrew his candidacy, Baltimore's mayor on Tuesday picked New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison as her nominee to lead the city's...

Florida Felons Rejoice After Regaining Their Right To Vote

By JOSHUA REPLOGLE and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON , Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The normally humdrum bureaucracy of registering to vote brought tears to the eyes of some Floridians on Tuesday when most felons...

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