Trump Cancels Pay Raise Due to Federal Workers in January

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could...

Florida’s Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Under Attack

By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who engineered a surprising upset victory in Florida's Democratic primary this week, is picking up endorsements, money and plenty of national attention in the...

McCain Praised by Obama, Others for His Courage

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While the late John McCain was considered a conservative on civil rights, some African-American leaders praised him for having the courage of his convictions and being an authentic American...

White House Admits Error for False Claim on Black Employment

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was...

Rep. Ellison Denies Abuse Allegations from Ex-girlfriend

By Kyle Potter, The Associated Press Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Aug. 12 denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation...

Omarosa Says She Secretly Taped Her Firing, Plays Audio

The Associated Press Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. And NBC's “Meet the Press” is airing part of...

22 Former Justice Thomas Clerks Have Jobs Thanks to Trump

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — While the spotlight is on the two former clerks to Justice Anthony Kennedy whom President Donald Trump has nominated to the Supreme Court, the influence of the...

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...
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