Ga. Democrat Shows the Way for Other Black Women in Politics

By BILL BARROW and ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats have long pointed to a Georgia electorate that is increasingly urban and less White as a sign they may be able to...

The Battle for Control of the Supreme Court

By Elijah Cummings Responding to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the fifth (and majority) vote on the nine-member United States Supreme Court, our nation’s foremost civil rights organizations issue a warning...

NOT REAL NEWS: Waters Didn’t Suggest Immigrant for Top Court

By The Associated Press California Rep. Maxine Waters did not appear on CNN calling for the next U.S. Supreme Court pick to be an "illegal immigrant" despite a false image circulating online. The altered image was...

Indiana GOP Leaders Call on AG to Resign Amid Groping Claims

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the two GOP Statehouse leaders have called for Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid what they say are credible claims...

Black Women Leaders Band Together on Behalf of Maxine Waters

Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] “Never get on a Black woman’s bad side,” are the wise words of anybody who’s ever found themselves on a Black woman’s bad side.  Yet, for some reason or...

Waters Claps Back at Attacks From the Right and Left

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Maxine Waters (D-CA.), the seemingly indomitable political firebrand who represents large swaths of South Central Los Angeles, is now taking fire politically from the Left, as well as the Right....

Protesters Flood U.S. Cities to Fight Trump Immigration Policy

By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?" In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of...

Civil Rights Groups Want Supreme Court Vote Postponed

The Associated Press Various civil rights groups are backing calls from Democratic lawmakers to hold off on a vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement until after the November elections. Vanita Gupta, head of...

Justice Roberts May Hold Key Vote as Supreme Court Moves Right

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court's new man in the middle. It's just that the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony...

Lawsuits: Congressional Maps Dilute Black Voters in 3 States

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and DAVID A. LIEB, The Associated Press A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign June 13 to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against Black...

San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Went from Projects to City Hall

By JANIE HAR, The Associated Press San Francisco's incoming mayor knows the yawning gap between rich and poor firsthand, having been raised by her grandmother in the city's drug- and violence-riddled projects. It is now the job of...

After Much-Hyped Commutation, Memphis Woman Begins New Life

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The hype over the commutation of her life sentence by President Donald Trump at the request of Kim Kardashian West has started to die down. Now,...

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