Thursday, April 2, 2020


Young Makes It Official: He’s Running

By The Associated Press and AFRO Staff Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young has officially started campaigning to secure a full four-year term as the city's top elected official. On Oct. 26, Young tearfully told supporters gathered at the Ynot Lot...

Georgia’s First Black Supreme Court Justice to Step Down

By The Associates Press ATLANTA (AP) — A jurist who became the first African American to serve on the Georgia Supreme Court plans to step down after serving three decades on the high court. The court said in a news release...

Inside Michael Bloomberg’s Big Play for Black Voters

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 Black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a Black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically Black university. A tour of Martin Luther King...

Joe Biden Boosts Super Tuesday Case With Sewell Endorsement

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press Joe Biden has secured a weighty Deep South endorsement for his presidential campaign, with Alabama's lone Democratic House member on Friday announcing her support for the former vice president. Terri Sewell marks Biden's 11th endorsement from...

Remembering Congress’ Longest Serving Black Freedom Fighter 

John Conyers Jr., Civil rights icon, outspoken leader, father, husband and the longest serving African American to serve in Congress, whose career ended in 2017 due to sexual harassment allegations, has died.  The former Michigan Congressman, who determinedly represented...

Milwaukee Group Hopes to Encourage Black Community to Vote

By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — There are widespread efforts in Milwaukee to encourage the Black community to vote in the upcoming November midterm election. Souls to the Polls is a group that recruits canvassers at churches, Wisconsin Public Radio...

DCYD New Executive Committee Calls for Northam’s Resignation

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After celebrating the new Executive Committee for D.C. Young Democrats (DCYD) Thursday evening, on Friday the fresh team woke up to controversy surrounding Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) racist yearbook pictures, and launched them into...

Black Lawmakers in Virginia set to be Key Powerbrokers

By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Virginia, where the Confederacy once had its capital and where political power has historically eluded Black people, African Americans have just won unprecedented levels of clout. Black officials there give ironic...

Mfume, Klacik Win Party Primaries for Elijah Cummings’ Seat

By BRIAN WITTE and REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won the special primaries Tuesday for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by the late Elijah Cummings. Twenty-four Democrats and eight...

‘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 Black community was in an...

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Expresses Ongoing Commitment to Baltimore City, Mayor Jack Young

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes released the following joint statement following the resignation of Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “As Baltimore’s federal delegation, we are...

Harris Says she Became a Prosecutor to Change the System

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Friday that she became a prosecutor because she wanted to work from the inside to change a criminal justice system that disproportionately affects people...



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