Black Governor Nominees Become Stars in Bid for History

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a...

Black Women Democrats Urge Party to Rethink Future

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the...

Win or Lose, Kavanaugh Confirmation Fight Defines Democrats

By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent Democrats don't have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But their rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation hearings marked a new stage in the...

Jealous Blames Hogan for Lack of AC in Schools

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Almost one third of Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) students went home early on the first day of school and throughout most of the first week of the new...

Mary W. Conaway, Part of Conaway Political Dynasty, Dies at 75

By AFRO Staff Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City and member of the Conaway political dynasty died Aug. 30. She was 75. Mary Conaway (born January 26, 1943), served as Baltimore’s...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Abandons Quest for Third term

By The Associated Press Rahm Emanuel, whose tumultuous tenure as Chicago mayor included an infamous police shooting and a surge in violent crime, said in a surprise announcement Tuesday that he would abandon his plan...

Pressley’s Upset Another Win for Fresh, Black Democratic Voices

By The Associated Press Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party's embrace of diversity and liberal politics as...

Frank Talk as Campaign Enters Final Lap

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was  just supposed to be a pre-Labor Day pep rally to open “ coordinated  Democratic campaign,” office in Largo. But Rep. Anthony Brown acknowledged that he didn’t...

Trump Cancels Pay Raise Due to Federal Workers in January

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could...

Florida’s Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Under Attack

By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who engineered a surprising upset victory in Florida's Democratic primary this week, is picking up endorsements, money and plenty of national attention in the...

GOP’S Chittams Seeks Council Seat in Democrat Stronghold

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Rev. Ralph Chittams Sr., a Republican, is fed up with the way the District of Columbia is being run by its politicians so he has decided to run...

McCain Praised by Obama, Others for His Courage

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While the late John McCain was considered a conservative on civil rights, some African-American leaders praised him for having the courage of his convictions and being an authentic American...

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