Newly Elected to Congress

Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, all newly elected to U.S. Congress as a result of the Nov. 6 midterm election, met in Washington, D.C. this week.

Black Press Comes Together for An Election Night Podcast

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] The Black Press came together to track the Midterm election results. On Tuesday November 6th, the dynamic duo, journalist and Black Broadway Podcast Founder and host Akil Wilson and AFRO Washington, D.C....

NAACP Calls Mississippi Candidate Hyde-Smith’s Hanging Comments “Sick”

Written by the NNPA BALTIMORE— The NAACP issued the following statement regarding Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith recent statement on being invited to a public hanging. “Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s shameful remarks prove once again how Trump has created...

Democrat Abrams Files New Suit in Georgia Governor’s Race

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams' Democratic campaign filed a federal lawsuit Sunday asking a judge to delay vote certifications in Georgia unsettled governor's race by one day and to make...

Meet the Black House Democrats Who Will Be Running the Show

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of...

Abrams Opponent Pushes Concession Ahead of Recount

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp is pressing Democrat Stacey Abrams to concede Georgia's tight gubernatorial race as civil rights groups urge her to stay and fight. Kemp's campaign issued a...

Tight race in Georgia Shines Light on Voting Restrictions

By RUSS BYNUM and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — He aggressively deleted inactive voters from registration rolls, enforced an "exact match" policy that could have prevented thousands of Georgians from registering to...

Recounts Ordered in Florida Senate, Governor Races

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major contests...

‘Magic’ Campaign Lands 17 Black Women on Houston Courts

By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their "magic." The women, who were part of...

Pressley Officially Massachusetts’ 1st Black Congresswoman

By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley didn't campaign to make history, but she did on Tuesday, officially becoming Massachusetts' first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democrat...

Black Candidates Win Sheriff, DA in Largest Alabama County

By The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Black candidates have been elected for the first time to two top law enforcement positions in Alabama's most populous county, with both advocating new approaches to the...

A Big Night for Incumbents in D.C.

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was a big night for the incumbents in the District of Columbia as Mayor Muriel Bowser, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelsen were...

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