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...

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...

Democrats Hold Hearing on White Supremacy

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia House Democrats on Tuesday, June 4, grilled officials from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security during a hearing focusing on how the Trump administration is addressing the...

Impeachment Hangs Over Trump, Top Dems Want Public Support

By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent The threat of impeachment hangs over the White House, but it also vexes House Democrats wary of taking next steps against President Donald Trump without broader public support. Leading Democrats provided...

Tubman $20 Bill Design Delayed Past 2020

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 19th century abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman has been delayed. The decision to replace...

Dem. Candidate Kamala Harris’ Take on Abortion

By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Tuesday that if she won the White House, she would require states seeking to restrict abortion laws to first obtain federal approval. The senator from...

In Alabama, Sanders Makes Appeal to Deep South Black Voters

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an appeal Monday to Black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health...

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...

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