EXCLUSIVE: President Trump to Deliver Keynote at Benedict College Criminal Justice Reform Event

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent President Donald Trump will travel to Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 25, to deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum, NNPA Newswire has learned exclusively. Hosted...

AFRO to Publish Special Edition Commemorating the life of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

By AFRO Staff The AFRO is honored to have always been listed as the first job on Rep. Elijah E. Cumming’s curricula vita and is returning the honor with a commemorative publication, “From a Sharecropper’s...

Remembering A Baltimore Hero

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington D.C. Editor Father, husband, beloved Baltimorean and Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District Democratic Representative, Elijah Cummings, died in the early morning of Oct. 17, due to complications from long-standing health challenges,...

CBCF Mourns the Loss of The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2019 CONTACT CJ Epps 202.263.2800 [email protected] CBCF Mourns the Loss of Legislative Giant, Former Board Member, and Champion for the City of Baltimore, The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings WASHINGTON — CBCF President & CEO David A. Hinson...

Baltimore Community Remembers Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings with Sonya Murphy at the AFRO’s 85th Clean Block Celebration this past August at Cylburn Arboretum. If you’d like to share your condolences and fond memories with the AFRO readership, please...

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings Has Died

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died...

Eric Garner’s Mother Gives Emotional Testimony at Judiciary Hearing

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Gwen Carr provided an emotional opening statement during the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on policing practices. Carr, the mother of Eric Garner who died in New York from...

Dems, Muslims rip Trump Attack on Somalis; rue GOP Silence

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican...

Minnesota Rep. Omar Files for Divorce From Husband

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on...

HUD Says Deregulation, Not Affordable Housing, Needed to Solve Homelessness

By Charlene Crowell, Special to The Informer For more than a decade, economists, lawmakers and others have heralded the nation’s economy. Often citing how unemployment has declined as new jobs have been created, or Wall...

Impeaching A President

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump has rocked Washington. The news of the resulting investigation has also unified Democrats, particularly those...

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states. The...

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