Nooses Found by Mississippi Capitol Day Before Senate Runoff

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi police are investigating two nooses and six signs that were found on the grounds of the state Capitol on Monday, a day before a U.S....

Defeated Republican Rep. Mia Love Delivers Rebuke to Trump

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first and only black Republican woman in Congress delivered a sharp rebuke Monday to President Donald Trump and her party's relationship with African-Americans in her...

REPORT: None of the 28 Top Staffers in House and Senate are People of...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia WASHINGTON – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has released six detailed reports on the troubling lack of racial diversity among the 167 top staff in the...

Democrat’s Path to Victory in Mississippi: Black Turnout

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The special election for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Mississippi wasn't supposed to be competitive. But hopeful Democrats are eyeing a narrow path to...

After 2 Painful Years, Elijah Cummings Will Be More Powerful

By BEN TERRIS, The Washington Post WASHINGTON (AP) — When the word of the Lord came to Elijah, it arrived on a slip of paper tucked in a stranger's bra. In 2017, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings...

After Referendum, North Carolina GOP Tries Voter ID Again

By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Emboldened by a referendum voters approved this month, North Carolina's soon-dwindling Republican majorities at the legislature will scramble to approve their preferred voter identification law...

Democratic Leaders Emphasize the Fight for Justice During Conference

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network brought the action to the Hill with the Legislative & Policy Conference held November 13 and 14. Over a hundred activists from around the...

Kansas Official Who Said Whites Are ‘Master Race’ Asked to Resign

The Associated Press Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a White county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to "the master race." Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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