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Cummings Tribute: From Day One, A Friend

By Kweisi Mfume As we take the time this week to reflect on the life, times and work of Congressman Elijah Cummings. It is important to understand the totality of him, rather than any single aspect of his being, because...

More Americans say Gov’t Spends too Little Helping Blacks

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A record percentage of Americans — including growing percentages of Whites, Blacks, independents, Democrats and Republicans — say they believe the U.S. government doesn't spend enough on improving the condition of...

Harris, Warren Compete for Support From Black Female Voters

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By ERRIN HAINES AP National Writer Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing Black women. But Elizabeth Warren would...

Congress Calls for Media Diversity

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Sept. 10, Congresswoman Val Demings (D- FL) introduced a bipartisan and bicameral resolution, along with Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) and Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), in hopes of promoting more...

Biden Says he was too ‘Cavalier’ About Black Voters’ Choices

By BILL BARROW and KAT STAFFORD, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden says he "should not have been so cavalier" after he told a prominent Black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump "ain't Black." The presumptive...

2020 Hopeful Kamala Harris Says she Owns Gun for Protection

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a "false choice" that the only two gun control options are complete, unrestricted access or a desire...

Jury Foreman Regrets Convicting Teen in Girl’s 2002 Death

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By MICHAEL REZENDES and ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Citing a recent Associated Press investigation, the foreman of the jury that sent a Minnesota teen away for life in the 2002 death of an 11-year-old girl said Friday he...

Trump Levels Racist Attack on Congresswomen of Color in Latest Social Media Screed

By Lauren Victory Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor President Donald Trump went on a racist screed on Twitter and attacked Democratic congresswomen of color and their ancestry. The 45th President, who succeeded the first African American President of the United States,...

Congresswoman Johnson Introduces Resolution Recognizing the Commencement of Ramadan

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was joined by Representatives Andre Carson (IN-7), Ilhan Omar (MN-5), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) in introducing a resolution commemorating the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. This significant month...

NNPA Celebrates the CBCF’s Annual Legislative Conference

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia The National Newspaper Publishers Association is celebrating the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). The ALC kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington,...

Trump Cancels Pay Raise Due to Federal Workers in January

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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 see a slightly smaller boost...

AP Sources: White House Seeks $850 Billion Economic Stimulus

By LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is proposing a roughly $850 billion emergency economic rescue package Tuesday for businesses and taxpayers amid the coronavirus crisis, a sweeping stimulus package unseen since the Great...

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