HUD Says Deregulation, Not Affordable Housing, Needed to Solve Homelessness

By Charlene Crowell, Special to The Informer For more than a decade, economists, lawmakers and others have heralded the nation’s economy. Often citing how unemployment has declined as new jobs have been created, or Wall...

Impeaching A President

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump has rocked Washington. The news of the resulting investigation has also unified Democrats, particularly those...

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states. The...

Warren Faces Test in Winning Black Voters in South Carolina

By WILL WEISSERT and ERRIN HAINES Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's path to the Democratic presidential nomination centers on South Carolina, where he's counting on support from Black voters who are critical to...

Abrams Fights to End Voter Suppression

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Many African Americans and Democrats rallied around Stacey Abrams as she took on Brian Kemp in the 2018 run for governorship in the state of Georgia. After a 10-day...

Pelosi’s Impeachment Inquiry

By Dan Novak, Horus Alias, and Gabrielle Wanneh, Capital News Service For the fourth time in history, Congress is opening an impeachment inquiry into the president of the United States, an extraordinarily fast-moving development after months...

Leading Democrats Gather for Funeral of Rep. Jim Clyburn’s Wife

By Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press Leading congressional Democrats and some of the party's presidential contenders gathered Sept. 22 for the funeral of Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and...

Sojourner Truth Town Hall

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The Sojourner Truth Legacy Town Hall meeting took place Sept. 17, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest, D.C., as a part of the annual Congressional Black...

Baltimore: ‘Trump’s The Real Rat!’

By Jessica Dortch, Afro Staff, [email protected]  There is nothing subtle about President Donald Trump, and his first visit to Baltimore, since his Twitter attack against the city, was anything but that. Several streets were closed in Harbor...

ALC Panel Stresses Importance of Black Male Voter Turnout

By William J. Ford and Black Press USA Republican Dan Bishop narrowly won a special election this week for a seat in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, which some political analysts point to as a...

Dem Seeks Cash for 2020 Challenge of Mississippi GOP Senator

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat who tried to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi last year is seeking money to challenge her again in 2020. Mike Espy...

Trump Mocks Democrats, Vows New Tax Cut on Baltimore Visit

By KEVIN FREKING and JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to...

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