The Congressional Black Caucus: Building a legacy for half a century

WASHINGTON — William Lacy Clay Jr. remembers being 12-years-old and standing beside his father launching his campaign bid one day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the spring of 1968. It was a historic race for…

A familiar face rejoins Maryland’s congressional delegation

Kweisi Mfume, 71, once again is representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, which includes parts of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and the majority of Howard County. The district formerly was represented by Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died last October.

Mfume wins Democratic primary to succeed Cummings; Klacik gets GOP nod

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Baltimore area voters Tuesday picked former Rep. Kweisi Mfume as the Democratic nominee and Kimberly Klacik as the Republican nominee to vie for the unfinished term of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died unexpectedly on…

Election Guide: Meet field of 32 candidates seeking Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat

WASHINGTON — Nearly two months after Rep. Elijah Cummings’ death, 32 candidates — including his widow, a former staffer, and several state lawmakers — are competing in the packed race to fill his seat.   The longtime Baltimore congressman died Oct.…

Veteran Baltimore congressman and Trump era protagonist Elijah Cummings dies at 68

WASHINGTON – Rep. Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic congressman who represented Baltimore and served as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, died Thursday due to “long-standing health problems,” his office said. He was 68. Cummings…

Muse Campaign Leaflet’s Jewish Reference Sparks Criticism

U.S. Senate candidate C. Anthony Muse, running to unseat Sen. Ben Cardin, defended campaign literature, which singled out Jews in the upper chamber, as “educational tools” designed to emphasize the low numbers of blacks in Congress.