Trump Calls Off Eagles Visit Over Anthem Dispute

By The Associated Press Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute...

McCain Praised by Obama, Others for His Courage

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While the late John McCain was considered a conservative on civil rights, some African-American leaders praised him for having the courage of his convictions and being an authentic American...

Win or Lose, Kavanaugh Confirmation Fight Defines Democrats

By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent Democrats don't have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But their rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation hearings marked a new stage in the...

NOT REAL NEWS: Waters Didn’t Suggest Immigrant for Top Court

By The Associated Press California Rep. Maxine Waters did not appear on CNN calling for the next U.S. Supreme Court pick to be an "illegal immigrant" despite a false image circulating online. The altered image was...

Indiana GOP Leaders Call on AG to Resign Amid Groping Claims

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the two GOP Statehouse leaders have called for Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid what they say are credible claims...

Kemp Embraces White Nationalist Support, Literally

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, who is locked in a titanic struggle with Stacy Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, for Georgia governor’s mansion,...

House Race Will Mean State’s First Black or Gay Congressman

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican and Democrat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race understand they have the chance to make history but are approaching their roles as trailblazers...

Trump Commutes Sentence for Kardashian-Backed Drug Offender

By The Associated Press President Donald Trump commuted the sentence June 6 of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a...

Trump Pardons Late Boxer Jack Johnson a Century Later

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first Black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see...

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...

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...

Protesters Flood U.S. Cities to Fight Trump Immigration Policy

By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?" In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of...
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