International trade with Russia boomed this year, filling Moscow’s war chest — even as countries imposed sanctions after the Ukraine invasion.
Supporters of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva celebrated after officials confirmed that the leftist former leader will be Brazil’s president once again.
Brazil’s president has faced investigations that have been staved off or blocked so far given his presidential immunity. But that may now change of his defeat in Sunday’s election.
By DaQuan Lawrence, Special to the AFRO On Oct. 30, the Pit Fights Battle League will host its second Gubernatorial Battle Rap Debate. Two contenders have studied the platforms of Democratic nominee Wes Moore and Republican nominee, Del. Dan Cox (R-MD-04), and will face off against each other in a rap battle where they take
By SHANNON CLARK, Capital News Service WALDORF, Md. – It is a warm fall day in southern Maryland, and outside the Charles County Public Library, people are waiting. Carter Elliott, the communications guri, takes calls and monitors his phone. Volunteers stand outside the library in anticipation. A 45-foot long passenger bus sits alongside. Finally, the
by Karen Juanita Carrillo, Amsterdam News Across the country, Republican Party candidates have been pushing for poll watchers—self-deputized ‘election integrity’ enforcers—to be in attendance while people are voting during this year’s midterm elections. After former President Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, various GOP associates have helped promote the passage of state level anti-voter bills
By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving roughly $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program. The Biden administration is making the grants available as part of a
By Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Small businesses are stocking the shelves early this holiday season and waiting to see how many gifts inflation-weary shoppers feel like giving. Holiday shopping was relatively strong during the past two years as shoppers flocked online to spend, aided by pandemic stimulus dollars. Sales in November and December have
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO On top of choosing the right candidate, voters are being asked to weigh in on changes Maryland needs to make for the better on Nov. 8 in the midterm elections. From marijuana legalization to the appropriate name of the state’s highest court and the right level of civil