In first public impeachment hearing, revelations of new Trump Ukraine call

WASHINGTON – During the first public hearing of the House impeachment inquiry, Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor revealed Wednesday that his aide overheard Donald Trump asking about “the investigations” in a July 26 phone call with U.S. Ambassador…

Kate Kennedy, a voting advocate, seeking second term on College Park City Council

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – When Kate Kennedy was running for College Park City Council two years ago, she made a move that she knew could jeopardize her chance of winning the election. The hot-button issue of non-citizens – undocumented immigrants,…

A divided House approves path to possible Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON — House Democrats Thursday formalized the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, as they shifted the proceedings to a more public phase and made the case for the president’s removal from office. The House passed a resolution by a…

In Baltimore, presidents, family and friends bid Cummings a final farewell

BALTIMORE – Three days of commemorations for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings concluded Friday with a funeral service marked by eloquence, tears, laughter and pointed political commentary at New Psalmist Baptist Church.  Two former presidents, members of his staff, friends…

Congress pays tribute to Elijah Cummings at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – Carried by Armed Forces body bearers, the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’s flag-draped casket ascended the steps of the United States Capitol Thursday morning and was placed on a catafalque in National Statuary Hall, where he became the first…

Baltimore says goodbye to a beloved leader, friend at Morgan State University tribute

BALTIMORE – Marking the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings last week, community leaders, elected officials and friends gathered together Wednesday night to honor the former congressman at Morgan State University, where Cummings served as a member of the Board of…

Congress looks to remove ‘illegal alien’ from federal use

WASHINGTON – Just three years ago, the words “oriental” and “negro” were removed from federal laws and regulations, after a bill to ban the offensive words unanimously passed Congress. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-New York, pushed the legislation through, under the…

Baltimore remembers Elijah Cummings for his faith, friendship

BALTIMORE – Baltimore was quiet today as the city mourned the loss of its long-time champion and advocate Elijah Cummings. The Democratic congressman passed away at the age of 68 in the early hours of Thursday morning from long-standing health…

One year after Khashoggi’s murder, vigil outside Saudi embassy demands justice

WASHINGTON – One year ago, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and never emerged.  The global impact of his murder was reflected Wednesday night as crowds gathered outside the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi…

Separated migrant children likely to face lifelong trauma, Congress told

WASHINGTON – Migrant children who were separated from their parents will most likely deal with that trauma for the rest of their lives, a federal official told a congressional hearing Wednesday. “The consequences of separation for many of these children…