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State Rep. Juandalynn Givan apologizes for outburst in House chamber

By Kim Chandler Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state lawmaker apologized for an outburst on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives in...

Wormsby: May be time to divorce from the Democratic Party

By Hollis Wormsby, Jr. Ever since John Kennedy was elected president in 1960, the black community has been inextricably bound to the Democratic Party. Abraham Lincoln...

Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Yvette Clarke reintroduce legislation to honor...

BlackPressUSA WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) reintroduced a bill directing Congress to commission a statue of former U.S. Representative...

Malveaux: The importance of the Congressional Black Caucus

Dr. Julianne Malveaux What does the Congressional Black Caucus do?  It takes Majority Whip James Clyburn to make it understandable.  "It's not only what we...

First Black Woman Appointed To Serve As Supreme Court Chief Justice...

By Kimberly Richards Black Voices North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) on Tuesday appointed Cheri Beasley to be the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court....

A.G. Gaston Conference to include focus on economics, politics and more

By Robert Dickerson In its 15th year, the A.G. Gaston Conference has become one of Birmingham’s premier Black History Month events. The conference will be...

In Stunning Vote, Two City Councilors Unseat Jefferson County Commissioners

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Jefferson County voters on Tuesday night replaced both Democrats on the five-member county commission, electing two sitting Birmingham City Councilors...

Danny Carr wins Dem Primary; will face Mike Anderton, incumbent Republican,...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Danny Carr, once interim Jefferson County district attorney (DA), on Tuesday took one step closer to getting the job permanently...

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

By Christopher Torchia Associated Press   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital on Monday after a...

Doug Jones can win, but he needs black voters to turnout

By Anita Debro For the Birmingham Times Doug Jones’s path to the U.S. Senate is simple, according to several local political observers. A large number of...

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