Washington: ’I Lead With Integrity’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor Sen. Mary Washington, who recently declared her candidacy for Mayor of Baltimore, concedes she took a slightly circuitous route to finally settle in the city she now wants to lead. “I...

Kamala Harris ends Democratic Presidential Campaign

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this...

Following Supreme Court Oral Argument, Harris Resolution Affirms 150-Year-Old Federal Civil Rights Law

By NNPA WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) introduced a Senate resolution affirming the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Section 1981, one of the country’s fundamental anti-discrimination laws. Congresswoman Maxine Waters...

Rep. Cummings’ Daughters Back Aide in Race Against His Wife

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Elijah Cummings’ daughters are supporting one of his longtime aides in the race for his seat, which is being sought by the late congressman’s widow. News outlets report 37-year-old...

‘I Know Joe’s Heart’: Why Black Voters Are Backing Joe Biden

By Errin Haines, AP National Writer After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden's past opposition to school busing in a nationally televised Democratic presidential debate, the former vice president who prides himself on strong relationships in the...

CBC Investigates Border

By Nyame-kye Kondo Special to the AFRO Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) made a trip to the Mexican border, Nov. 21, to investigate the treatment of African and Caribbean immigrants who are being held...

Congressional Black Caucus Members Visit U.S.-Mexico Border: “Mistreatment of Black Immigrants is Another ‘Stain...

By NNPA Chairwoman Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) led a delegation of Congressional Black Caucus members to the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday in San Ysidro, California, where they said they witnessed first-hand the deplorable treatment and...

Harris Hopes to Make ‘Magic’ With Black Women in SC

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aside a wall of 2-foot-tall letters spelling out "Black Women Lead," behind a podium bearing a "Black Women for Kamala" sign, Kamala Harris made an appeal...

INTERVIEW: Protecting Democracy – An Interview with Sen. Nina Turner

By Terri L. Crawford, JD, The Omaha Star “Moreover, he shall speak for you to the people; and he will be as a mouth for you …” – Exodus 4:16 As the voice of the people,...

Gladys Harrison, Nebraska’s Unconventional Candidate for Congress

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia If Gladys Harrison isn’t the most unique candidate to run for Congress out of Nebraska, folks would be hard-pressed to find out who is. Harrison, a Democrat, runs...

Biden Courts Southern Black Mayors for 2020 Endorsements

By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern Black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020...

Leading White Democrats Court Black Votes; Some Find Trouble

By BILL BARROW, ERRIN HAINES and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of Black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party's crucial...

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