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News Release                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 1, 2019 From...

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 break the Republican hold on...

Meet the Black House Democrats Who Will Be Running the Show

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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 committee chairmanships. While some of the...

DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

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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.  With the pain and suffering...

Pressley Officially Massachusetts’ 1st Black Congresswoman

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By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley didn't campaign to make history, but she did on Tuesday, officially becoming Massachusetts' first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democrat sailed through the general election...

Funeral Schedule for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings in Baltimore, MD and Washington DC. 

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Oct. 23 Public viewing at Morgan State University’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, Md. 21218, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., immediately followed by a Community-Wide Celebration of the Life of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, 6 p.m. to...

Wisconsin Senate Refuses to Honor Colin Kaepernick

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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 who said ignoring the Milwaukee...

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 they are spending with minority-owned...

AFRO Exclusive: Mfume Mobilizes Several Prominent Women

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By AFRO Staff Kweisi Mfume is garnering support from some of the region’s most prominent women in his bid to regain the 7th District Congressional seat he once held. “Women for Mfume,” are organizing on behalf of the former NAACP president...

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, conducted by the Black Economic Alliance...

Lawmakers Introduce African-American Burial Grounds Network Act

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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 Burial Grounds Network Act, also...

Black Women Leaders Band Together on Behalf of Maxine Waters

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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 another, people will just keep...

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