Thursday, May 28, 2020

U.S. Government

Congressional Black Caucus Member Acknowledges Extramarital Affair

The Associated Press Democratic Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada on May 16 acknowledged he had an extramarital affair with a woman who said the on-and-off relationship began in 2009 before ending last September.  Horsford, 47, in a statement released to The...

U.S. SENATOR BEN CARDIN ENDORSES KWEISI MFUME FOR RE-ELECTION TO MARYLAND'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL...

Maryland’s Senior Senator Ben Cardin formally endorsed the re-election campaign of Congressman Kweisi Mfume today. In his statement, Senator Cardin highlighted the Congressman’s values and the need to have prepared legislators working to bring resources back to the 7th...

Lift Every Voice: The Biden Plan for Black America

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By AFRO Staff On May 6, national Black civil rights leaders participated in a call with former Vice President Joe Biden, the democratic presidential nominee, a day after the release of Lift Every Voice: The Biden Plan for Black America. Among the...

HBCU Funding More Than $46 Million

By Rev. Jerome Stephens  The Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and U.S.Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, announced...

Coalition of Civil Rights Leaders Support CBC in Protecting Black Health

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Collectively, they argue that too often, insurance companies refuse to cover emergency services, and either patients are forced to pay bills they cannot afford, or hospitals are shuttering. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia WASHINGTON, D.C.,...

Rep. Waters Stands With Amazon Workers

By Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) via BPUSA LOS ANGELES – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement of support for Amazon employees and other frontline workers who are protesting unfair treatment at many grocery stores, factories, warehouses, delivery companies, and...

Sudan Allegedly Sent Millions To America’s Mideast Rivals

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Swearing In Ceremony of U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume

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U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume with his wife, Dr. Tiffany Mfume and Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives pose for a ceremonial swearing in Washington, D.C. on May 5th. Mfume took the official oath of office on...

Black-Owned Businesses Demand Share of Fed Dollars as COVID-19 Rages On

By J. Cunningham Special to Texas Metro News (NNPA Newswire) — The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the U.S. economy, leaving scores of businesses in limbo and livelihoods in jeopardy. And Black businesses — many of which were already fighting to access capital...

‘This Never Happened,’ Former Vice President Joe Biden Speaks on Sexual Assault Allegation

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor Former Vice President Joseph Biden denied an allegation of sexual assault by a former Senate aide, Tara Reade, breaking a month of silence on the accusation.. Biden was vetted before being selected as President Obama’s...

Welcome Back Mr. Congressman!

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The coronavirus didn’t stop Marylanders from casting their ballot in the mail-in election. The special election on April 28 was held to fill the 7th Congressional District seat of the late Honorable Elijah Cummings. Democrat Kweisi Mfume emerged victorious...

Kweisi Mfume Returns to Congress

By Special to the Afro Democrat Kweisi Mfume decisively won a mostly mail-in election to finish the term of Elijah Cummings who died last October, retaking a Maryland congressional seat he held from 1987-1996 before leaving to lead the NAACP. Democrats...

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