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. ...

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...

Wisconsin Senate Refuses to Honor Colin Kaepernick

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats...

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...

Poll: Black Voters Unsure of Democratic Candidates

By Itoro N. Umontuen, NNPA Newswire As the first Democratic debate approaches, a new poll reveals the crowded field must do a better job of promoting themselves and their policies in order to stand out. The poll,...

All 12 Federal Appropriations Committees Adopt Norton’s Minority Ad Spending Measure

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Beginning later this year when federal agencies submit proposed budgets to one or more of the 12 Appropriations Committees, those requests now must include a line item detailing what...

Black Women Democrats Urge Party to Rethink Future

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the...

Lawmakers Introduce African-American Burial Grounds Network Act

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Two lawmakers are adding to the growing effort to preserve African American burial grounds and continue to collect data on important aspects of Black culture and history. The African American...

Rihanna and Axl Rose to Donald Trump: Stop Playing Our Music at Your Rallies

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor When a popular singer with 88 million followers on her twitter account sends a message about something bothering her, people tend to notice. When she sends the message...

Black Women Stand Up Against Kavanaugh

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Many Black women are loud and clear on their feelings about the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh- they are absolutely not here for it. This past week, the founder and...

Tubman $20 Bill Design Delayed Past 2020

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 19th century abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman has been delayed. The decision to replace...

Gillum Surges Ahead in Florida

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] With about two weeks to go before the midterm elections on Nov. 6, Andrew Gillum the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida moved out to a double-digit lead over his...
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