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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Judge Says Ex-Lawmaker ‘Squandered’ Life, Faces Prison

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge Thursday handed former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds a six-month prison sentence for not filing tax returns for income on consulting work from...

Muhammad Ali May Receive Presidential Pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he may pardon another late heavyweight boxing champion — this time, Muhammad Ali. Trump tells reporters he's looking at "thousands of names" of people who could be granted...

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...

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...

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...
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