Fifty-Five Strong: The Largest Congressional Black Caucus Kicks Off the 116th Congress

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor As the new Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was handed a large gavel from outgoing Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) it became clear that the new CBC...

From the AFRO Archives, Jan. 11, 1969

The U.S. Congress seated on Jan. 3, is the most diverse in the nation's history. But, 50 years ago this week, Adam Clayton Powell, the legendary congressman from Harlem and the pastor of Harlem's...

Black Leadership is Celebrated at CBC Swearing In

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The who’s who of Black politics and - well - politics in general - were in attendance at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Swearing In Ceremony, and bolstered by...

Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

By JUANA SUMMERS ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her...

Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

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DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

Could D.C. Statehood Become a Reality This Time?

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was the meeting that everybody and nobody saw coming all at the same time. In a wood paneled room last week at Rayburn House Office Building, in D.C.,...

Women Behind ‘Black Girl Magic’ Campaign Sworn Into Office

By The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — "Black Girl Magic" has met the bench with the swearing-in of 17 African-American female judges in the Houston area. The 17 women all won races in last year's election...

Trump Signs Ashanti Alert

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite his continued decision to shutdown the government, as one of his last duties of 2018, Donald Trump signed the legislation for the Ashanti Alert Act, an emergency system...

First Step Act is a Good Start

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In 2019 organizations that supported the recently passed First Step Act, which helps reform the prison system, are calling for proper implementation and transparency, officials said. “I think the take...

Alsobrooks Reprimands Trump for Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] With more than a week of the federal government having been shut down, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to...

Garbage, Feces Take Toll On National Parks Amid Shutdown

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOCELYN GECKER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national...

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