After Memo Becomes Public, Focus of Trump Citizenship Question is Revealed

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor A deceased Republican strategist who played a key part in the Trump administration’s effort to get a citizenship question included on census forms for the 2020 census has...

Kamala Harris Boosts Outreach to Historically Black Colleges

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is stepping up her campaign outreach to the Black community. The California senator is seeking to mobilize students and graduates of historically Black colleges and...

‘Why not now?’ Lawmakers Debate Reparations for Slavery

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing...

Booker Campaign Gets 2020 Jolt With Pushback Against Biden

By ELANA SCHOR and MEG KINNARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker's supporters have spent months waiting for a moment when the charismatic senator could break through a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates....

Sen. Sanders and Rep. Cummings Call on Justice Department to Investigate Generic Drug Companies...

By AFRO Staff Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, wrote to Attorney General William Barr...

Upper Marlboro Mayor Resigns

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The County seat of Prince George’s County will be looking for new leadership after the resignation of Upper Marlboro Mayor and President of the Board of Commissioners Tonga...

Mayor Young, Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks®, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore to Announce NeighborhoodLIFT® Program

BALTIMORE, Md.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D-Md.) will be joined today by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) to announce a new partnership and program to boost homeownership in Baltimore City. In collaboration...

Poll: Black Voters Unsure of Democratic Candidates

By Itoro N. Umontuen, NNPA Newswire As the first Democratic debate approaches, a new poll reveals the crowded field must do a better job of promoting themselves and their policies in order to stand out. The poll,...

Rep. Waters Works with Colleagues to Stop Political Violence in Haiti

By NNPA Newswire After returning from a trip to Haiti during which she saw evidence of politically motivated violence carried out by gangs allegedly affiliated with the Haitian government, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chairwoman of...

Alsobrooks Delivers First State of the County Address

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Boldly proclaiming to remember the past while building towards the future, Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks delivered her first “State of the County Address,” by confidently charting...

Mayor Calls On Congress, Community

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] This time last year 66 people had been killed in the District of Columbia, D.C. Witness reported. In 2019 there have been 71 homicides in the nation’s capital, and...

McCray Takes Scott’s Former Seat

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] When she was a little girl Danielle McCray was part of what was once a ubiquitous Baltimore tradition. Her great grandmother lived at 1612 Gilmor Street in West Baltimore and McCray...

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