Trump’s racist ‘S-hole’ state of mind: Darcy cartoon

Haiti, El Salvador and the nations of Africa, are not the "S-Hole" countries President Trump describe them as. But with his comment, Trump proved once again that real S-Hole nations do exist --Trumpland, Bannonnation, StephenMillerstan, Ayran Nation... What was repugnant about Trump's remark was not his use of a vulgarity in a White House meeting.

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy Source: AP

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed into the civil rights icon's birthday convinced that the leader of their country is a racist.

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed into the civil rights icon's birthday convinced that the leader of their country is a racist.

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy

As the Martin Luther King holiday approached, religious and community leaders condemned President Donald Trump's recent comments about Haiti and African countries during an immigration meeting at the White House. WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: President Donald Trump repeated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's words: "that no matter what the color of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God."

The Democrat party is now officially a domestic terrorism group: DNC…

Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison was recently spotted posing in a Twitter photo with the book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook , written by Mark Bray, followed by a caption he wrote stating that the racist reading material should "strike fear in the heart" of President Donald Trump. In case you aren't aware, this Antifa "handbook" is filled with anti-white rhetoric, including how to set up so-called "kill zones" for ending the lives of conservatives and white people.

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In July, MSNBC host and former Rep. Joe Scarborough showily announced on Stephen ColbertA s CBS show that he was leaving the Republican Party. No one on the Republican National Committee flew a flag at half-mast.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Two Ways of Looking at Gerrymandering

Even though Doug Jones won a famous statewide victory in last month's Alabama Senate race, he actually lost - less famously - to Roy Moore in six of the state's seven congressional districts. That's right: He carried only the heavily black Seventh Congressional District, into which the Alabama Legislature has jammed almost a third of the state's African-American population while making sure that the rest of the districts remain safely white and Republican.

Lessons from the African American Vote in Alabama

Dr. John E. Warren says that African Americans should be focused on "voter registration" and not candidate endorsements at this stage of the game. The African Americans who have convinced themselves that one vote doesn't matter, should take a very close look at what happened during the recent special election in Alabama.

Black Alabamians carried Doug Jones to victory – and it should be a warning to Democrats for 2018


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Black voters deserve much of the credit for Democrat Doug Jones's stunning victory in the Alabama Senate special election on Tuesday. "It's time for them to get off their ass and start making life better for black folks and people who are poor," said Alabama native and retired NBA star Charles Barkley.

Democrats have new Southern strategy

With Doug Jones' upset victory in last week's Alabama U.S. Senate race, Democrats are solidifying a new model for rebuilding their tattered competitiveness in the South. Jones benefited from the unique vulnerabilities of his opponent, Republican Roy Moore, who was a deeply polarizing figure even before he was besieged by allegations that he had pursued relationships with teenage girls, some of them underage, while in his 30s.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses his mission to marvel with ‘100 Amazing Facts About the Negro’

'God put me on earth for many reasons, and one is to integrate the history of the human community by establishing the role that black people played,' he says. Back in the late 1960s, Yale University student Gates dropped by a campus co-op one day and ran across a paperback called "100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro."

Alabama win has Democrats broadening their target list

To Democrats, Senate candidate Doug Jones ' stunning victory in reliably Republican Alabama is more than a quirky one-off. Instead, party leaders cast the upset as a sign of growing nationwide momentum among voters opposed to President Donald Trump and an indication that Democrats shouldn't shy away from competing in Republican territory.

Democrats see lesson from Alabama win: Compete everywhere

To Democrats, Senate candidate Doug Jones' stunning victory in reliably Republican Alabama is more than a quirky one-off. Instead, party leaders cast the upset as a sign of growing nationwide momentum among voters opposed to President Donald Trump and an indication that Democrats shouldn't shy away from competing in Republican territory.

Democrat Doug Jones Wins the Alabama Special Election


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In a major upset, Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate special election on Tuesday to fill the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The last time Alabama sent a Democrat to the Senate was in 1992.

Supporters of democratic U.S. Senator candidate Doug Jones

After Black Voters Drive Historic Win for Doug Jones in Alabama, Demand Grows for Policies That 'Do More' To Serve Them Doug Jones and the grassroots who powered him to victory showed us a path out of the darkness of 2016 and gave us an ideal boost of momentum as we work to take back Congress in 2018." Supporters of democratic U.S. Senator candidate Doug Jones celebrate as Jones is declared the winner during his election night gathering the Sheraton Hotel on December 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Richard North Patterson: Trump plays the race card yet again

His Justice Department, The New York Times reports , is investigating colleges, including Harvard, whose admissions policies supposedly disfavor whites and Asians to benefit blacks and Hispanics. This is perverse, for the evidence shows that those minorities continue to be underrepresented on American campuses.

Protesters Greet Trump At Mississippi Museum As Leaders Honor Civil Rights Figures

After calls for Trump to skip his planned appearance at the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, protesters greeted him wearing Confederate flags over their mouths. As civil rights activists and African-American leaders including Rep. John Lewis boycotted President Donald Trump's visit to Mississippi's brand-new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson on Saturday, hundreds of protesters greeted the president to condemn his record on race relations and civil rights.

The Latest: Mississippi flag protested at museum opening

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Mississippi for the opening of museums dedicated to the state's history and its role in the civil rights movement : And on Saturday, about 25 people, black and white, stood silently during the opening ceremony for two museums in Mississippi with Confederate battle flag stickers covering their mouths. The flag protest was led by a local actress who said having the Confederate emblem on the flag is "insulting to the people they claim they're honoring" in the civil rights museum.

Alabama Dems fighting math, history

Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat Doug Jones. In a state where Democrats are used to losing, malaise hangs over this quiet African-American neighborhood in suburban Birmingham, even three days before Alabama's high-profile Senate contest.

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

Doug Jones' campaign volunteer Dana Ellis, right, talks to Ebonique Jiles, top left, and her son, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala., about voting on Tuesday's senatorial election, The Jones campaign is targeting African-Americans and moderate Republicans in particular as they fight to energize a coalition to defeat Republican Roy Moore. less Doug Jones' campaign volunteer Dana Ellis, right, talks to Ebonique Jiles, top left, and her son, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala., about voting on Tuesday's senatorial election, The Jones campaign ... more FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala.

The Latest: Jones rallies voters ahead of Alabama primary

Alabama Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones says his campaign has "the wind at its back" as he crisscrosses the state ahead of Tuesday's election for U.S. Senate. In a Saturday stop in Selma, Jones said his campaign has been focused on bringing people together, while Republican Roy Moore is trying to divide voters.

The Latest: Trump visits civil rights museum amid protests

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Mississippi for the opening of museums dedicated to the state's history and its role in the civil rights movement : About 50 protesters greeted President Donald Trump at the opening of museums in Jackson, Mississippi, dedicated to the state's history and its role in the civil rights movement.

With Trump, some African Americans to skip Mississippi event

Robert Daugherty, wrestles with a concrete mooring cover as he tries not to step into the muhly grass along the temporary covered walk way to the state's two newest museums, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in Jackson, Miss. A temporary performance stage, a covered walk way, 2,500 seats are in the process of being built or arranged in the small plaza that rests in front of the two museums.

Alabama Senate candidate Jones reaches out to black voters

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones is trying to shore up support among black voters in his U.S. Senate race against Republican Roy Moore by appealing for an end to the divisiveness that has long been part of the state's politics. Speaking at an event held at a predominantly black church Friday night after stops in heavily black areas of east Alabama during the day, Jones said he hoped Election Day will be historic for the state.

Judy Reyher calls the kettle black

What a shame for champions of statesmanship in our politics: A longtime political operative obviously conflicted on matters of race and religion in America is headed to the Colorado legislature. We shake our heads missed opportunity to find a good conservative more in line with Colorado views than newly appointed Rep. Judy Reyher.

Deputy in blackface

A white Virginia sheriff's deputy has been reassigned out of her job in the local school system after attending a Halloween party in blackface as part of a costume portraying Rep. Frederica Wilson . Deputy Jean Browning is a 20-year veteran of the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office in southeast Virginia, just north of Newport News, covering both York County and the city of Poquoson.

Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades

President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation's diversity. So far, 91 percent of Trump's nominees are white, and 81 percent are male, an Associated Press analysis has found.

DNC Chair Tom Perez: We Just Put Republicans On Notice


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When I was elected DNC Chair in February, I said that a united Democratic Party would be our best hope and Donald Trump's worst nightmare. Last week, we proved it.

Black Candidates Win Mayoral Races, Could Affect US Politics

Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles, seen in this Nov. 1, 2017, claimed victory Tuesday night, Nov. 7, in the race to become the next mayor o North Carolina's largest city. When Wilmot Collins knocked on doors across Helena, Montana, residents wanted to know what he would do to address homelessness, affordable housing and other municipal issues.

Here’s The Moment A Male Dem Belittled A Pro-Life Black Woman

A white male Democrat said Star Parker, a black pro-life activist, was being "ignorant" during a hearing on a pro-life bill, suggesting that she lacked the ability to properly deal with Congress members. Parker, the founder of Center for Urban Renewal and Education, testified on the Heartbeat Protection act earlier this week and the ways abortion affects the black community when Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen got upset about her remarks.

Russian troll sites kept online by US companies

The use of American companies to push Russian propaganda goes beyond social media sites like Facebook. Russians also used American internet services to keep their websites up and hide their true owners, according to internet records and two executives at internet routing companies.

As Donald Trump’s Popularity Dwindles, Bernie Sanders’ Surges

The latest Harvard-Harris poll , conducted between October 14 and October 18, affirms that voters are increasingly favoring Sen. Bernie Sanders and progressivism while President Donald Trump's favorability continues its downward spiral. Sanders' total favorability in this latest poll is 53 percent, and it is highest among hispanics and African-Americans .

Members Of The Congressional Black Caucus Won’t Let Facebook Get Away …

From the very inception of Donald Trump's presidency, talks of Russian meddling in the 2016 election have hovered over the White House. Nine months later, there is still no concrete evidence that the Trump administration colluded with the foreign power, but there's overwhelming proof that Facebook played a major part in swaying voters with ads that aimed to exploit the racial tensions growing in America.

At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama

A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and staff members.

Artist Kehinde Wiley selected to paint Barack Obama’s official portrait

Artist Kehinde Wiley, known for his paintings of African-Americans and reinterpretations of classic artworks, has been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. At the end of each presidency, the museum partners with the White House to commission to one official portrait of the President and first lady.

Latinos and Whiteness

Two armed American border guards confront a group of immigrants attempting to cross illegally from Mexico into the United States in 1948. I want to expand on something that came up in this thread from the other day: how whiteness might include Latinos in the future.

NAACP Releases Statement on Racist Photo

The Evansville branch of the NAACP has released a statement concerning a disturbing picture that shows middle school aged boys gathered around an African-American baby doll with a noose around its neck. Apparently taken using the social media platform Snapchat, the photo has been seen and shared by thousands of people on social media.

Smithsoniana s black history museum popular destination in DC

In its first year, the Smithsonian's new black museum has become the nation's top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all races, colors and creed are flocking to experience - and leave behind for posterity - the highs and lows of African-American life in the United States. "This has become more than a museum.

John Edmonds’s Paragons of Style

's new show "Items: Is Fashion Modern?," John Edmonds photographed his friends in clothes the museum has deemed among the past century's most indispensable. 's new show "Items: Is Fashion Modern?," John Edmonds photographed his friends in clothes the museum has deemed among the past century's most indispensable.

White House scales back HBCU event amid protests over Trumpa s actions

The White House has significantly scaled back an annual gathering of the nation's historically black colleges presidents and advocates after a series of potentially offensive actions by President Donald Trump, including his much maligned statement this summer on the deadly race-fueled rally in Charlottesville, Va. Organizers worried some presidents would not attend and students would protest next week's event, initially scheduled to be held at a hotel just outside the nation's capital, according to three people familiar with the situation.

White House: ESPN’s Jemele Hill should be fired for calling Trump a – white supremacist’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday struck back at ESPN host Jemele Hill for referring to President Trump a "white supremacist," calling the comment "outrageous" and saying she should lose her job.

US senators call on FDA to ban sale of menthol cigarettes

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for a ban on menthol cigarettes, arguing that tobacco companies disproportionately target African-Americans when they market and promote the cigarettes. The Massachusetts Democrat is leading a group of fellow senators in calling on the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the cigarettes, noting that African-Americans suffer the greatest burden of tobacco-related mortality of any ethnic or racial group in the U.S. The letter to the FDA sent earlier this week was also signed by fellow Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, and Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut.

Take a Knee. Then Suck On This

And the NAACP, leftist celebrities, and 100 black NYPD officers are rallying to get this "oppressed" multi-millionaire a job. Moreover, they're calling for a boycott of the NFL until Kaepernick gets signed.

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

Weston Gobar, 21, a fourth year student and president of the Black Student Alliance at the University of Virginia, poses for a portrait, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va., a week after a white nationalist rally took place on campus. Weston Gobar, 21, a fourth year student and president of the Black Student Alliance at the University of Virginia, poses for a portrait, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va., a week after a white nationalist rally took place on campus.

Pantsuit Nation is growing up. Doing it right means talking about race.


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When Pantsuit Nation became a viral phenomenon days before the election last November, the private Facebook group was focused on electing the first female president. What it got instead was something uniquely American: a devastating reminder that this country's long, unresolved history of white supremacy continues to haunt us.

Despite Unequal Treatment, Black Women Will Rise

Many women's organizations commemorate Equal Pay Day, which this year was April 5. It meant that women, in general, would have had to work all of 2016, and until April 5, 2017, to earn the same amount of money that a White man earned in 2016. Few will recognize July 31, 2017, the day that the pay for African American women catch up to the 2016 earnings of White men-seven extra months.

Harvard faces discrimination probe

Harvard College's admitted freshmen last year became the first class in the school's multi-century history comprised of mostly nonwhite students. And again, for the second year in a row, the majority of students invited to attend the prestigious college this year identify as ethnic minorities.

Would transgender troops harm military effectiveness? Here’s what the research says

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events President Trump announced that transgender troops won't be allowed to serve in the military on July 26, reversing the Pentagon's 2016 decision to lift the ban. President Trump's tweets announcing his new policy to ban transgender people from service in the U.S. military came with a justification that will sound familiar to several other groups: that allowing transgender people to serve would disrupt unit cohesion, a fundamental building block of combat effectiveness.

Bigotry has no place in our courts

Last week, I took to the Senate Floor to shine a light on the president's nominee to join the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, John K. Bush. This man has a clear record of promoting bigotry and discrimination that has no place in our courts, and we cannot let this nomination slip through the cracks.

Danette Mitchell: Political training series now available for black women

Today's political climate is pushing more and more African-American women to run for office which is why Higher Heights, a national organization that focuses on harnessing black women's political power and leadership potential, has organized a five-part series of online political training tailored specifically for African-American women. The first one-hour training, “Building Blocks to Starting Your Run for Office,” will commence Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. EST followed by weekly or bi-weekly sessions concluding Sept.

Trump Declines Invitation to Speak at NAACP Convention

The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to speak at the NAACP's annual convention next week in Baltimore, leading the nation's oldest civil rights organization to question the president's commitment to his African American constituents. "During his campaign, President Trump asked us 'what do you have to lose?'" NAACP Board Chairman Leon Russell said.

Where Georgia candidates need votes to win

Voters are already heading to the polls for Georgia's closely watched special election on Tuesday, the culmination of a months-long battle that set a record for the most expensive House race. The Democratic effort to win the seat, long held by Republicans, aims to make the race an early win against President Trump ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Walter Williams:

Ask any black person which political party has been black people's political ally. With near unanimity, blacks would answer the Democratic Party.

Books, events mark late poet Gwendolyn Brooks 100th birthday

In this June 1989 file photo, Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks holds a portrait of herself painted by Anne-Cressey McGraw-Beuchamp at a ceremony in Chicago. Brooks would have turned 100 on June 7, 2017, something places around the country are commemorating all year with new books, poetry readings, writing contests and even a bus tour through her hometown of Chicago, all inspired by her.

Interracial marriage, divided country

In 1958, three years before an interracial union produced Barack Obama, 4 percent of Americans told Gallup that they approved of interracial marriage. Like Obama, the U.S. has traveled a long, long way since then.

The Truth About Seattle’s Proposed Soda Tax and its Ilk


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Seattle lawmakers are expected to vote early next week on a citywide soda tax that would add more than $2.50 to the cost of a twelve-pack of soda. The tax would undoubtedly drive consumers-at least those Seattle residents with cars and Costco memberships, including me-to buy more groceries in the city's suburbs.

True Climate Justice Puts Communities of Color First

A Black Lives Matter member speaks during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on November 12, 2016. The day before the People's Climate March in Washington, DC, Preyton Lambert-skinny, dreadlocked and sporting black-frame glasses-was getting hustled on a boulevard near the National Mall.

N Carolina gov., Democrats praise voter ruling

Last month, a federal judge found that a voter ID law in Texas, similar to the one in North Carolina, was enacted with the goal to discriminate against blacks and Hispanics in the state. The justices left in place the lower court ruling striking down the law's photo ID requirement and scaling back of early voting.

More Americans Are Marrying People of Other Races Than Ever Before


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On June 12, 2017, it will have been 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided that Americans should in fact be allowed to marry they want. Since then, many American couples have availed themselves of that right, although white people remain much less likely to marry another race than people of other races, according to Five times as many people who married in 2015 chose partners from a different race or ethnicity as those who married in 1967.

Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification law, which a lower court said targeted African-Americans "with almost surgical precision." The justices left in place the lower court ruling striking down the law's photo ID requirement and reduction in early voting.

How unequal voter turnout and vote suppression helped elect Donald Trump

Though the election that shocked the pundits is now six months behind us, the data necessary to determine what exactly caused Donald Trump's victory is still trickling out. Preliminary analysis Brian Schaffner, Jesse Rhodes and Bernard Fraga showed that turnout among African-Americans dropped in 2016, while Latino, Asian and white turnout increased.

Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Europe and…


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European Slavery lasted over 400 years on estates in the Caribbean and The Americas. Now the descendants of African slaves are demanding not just apologies but also atonement for the greatest crime against humanity ever known to mankind By Earl Bousquet The recent furor in Grenada over whether slave history has a role in tourism promotion is an important development that fits smack in the middle of the ongoing Caribbean discussion on reparations from Europe for slavery and native genocide.

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

Drawing shouts of "Liar!" and "Just go," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos powered through her commencement address Wednesday at a historically black university, even as many of the graduating students turned their backs to her in protest. "Let's choose to hear one another out," DeVos said, reading her prepared text in a measured tone despite continuing waves of boos, catcalls and scattered applause at Bethune-Cookman University.

Trump questions whether key funding source for historically black colleges is constitutional

President Trump talks with leaders of historically black universities and colleges before posing for a group photo in the Oval Office in February. In February, President Trump invited leaders from historically black colleges and universities to the White House, a move they hoped signaled his support for the institutions and showed an effort to give them more clout in his administration.

More pot-growing licenses may be on the way

Top Democrats in the Maryland legislature have agreed to expand the ranks of medical marijuana growers in the state as part of an overhaul of the burgeoning but beleaguered industry. Fifteen companies preapproved last year by regulators can open cultivation sites as early as summer if they pass final inspections and background checks.

Rally supports UMass Boston chancellor in wake of resignation

Students, alumni, and community leaders rallied on the State House steps Saturday afternoon demanding that officials reject the resignation of University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley. Speakers at the rally, including City Councilors Tito Jackson and Ayanna Pressley, state Representative Russell Holmes, and former state Representative Dianne Wilkerson, asserted that Motley was being unfairly blamed for UMass Boston's financial woes.

Trump to meet at White House with Congressional Black Caucus leaders

Five weeks after inappropriately asking a reporter to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, President Trump has arranged his own face-to-face discussion with the group, whose leaders are scheduled to visit the White House on Wednesday. Rep. Cedric L. Richmond , the caucus chairman, said that he and five executive committee members have accepted Trump's invitation to discuss issues related to the African American community, including the president's proposed budget, education, criminal justice reform and health care.

Court to hear case of Mississippi’s Confederate flag fight

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on a long-running feud over the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday over reviving a 2016 lawsuit filed by an African-American attorney, Carlos Moore.

Court to hear case of Mississippia s Confederate flag fight

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on a long-running feud over the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday over reviving a 2016 lawsuit filed by an African-American attorney, Carlos Moore.

Court to hear case of Mississippia s Confederate flag fight

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on a long-running feud over the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday over reviving a 2016 lawsuit filed by an African-American attorney, Carlos Moore.

Court to hear case of Mississippia s Confederate flag fight

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on a long-running feud over the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday over reviving a 2016 lawsuit filed by an African-American attorney, Carlos Moore.

EXCLUSIVE: Just call her Nkechi Diallo! …

EXCLUSIVE : Just call her Nkechi Diallo! The former NAACP president Rachel Dolezal who lied about being black has legally changed her name to a West African moniker meaning 'gift of god' - Rachel Dolezal, 39, changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo in a Washington state court in October, legal documents show

After backlash, DeVos backpedals on remarks on historically black colleges

Facing a fierce backlash after she called historically black colleges and universities "real pioneers" of school choice, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, spent Tuesday afternoon backtracking on the controversial statement and highlighting the institutions' roots in racism and segregation. DeVos, in a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday and in remarks at a luncheon with presidents from some of the schools, repeatedly acknowledged that the schools were not created simply to give African-Americans more choices but because black students across the country were not allowed into segregated white schools.

Supreme Court rules in redistrcting case

The Supreme Court is mainly ruling for African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed 12 legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican. The justices said Wednesday that a lower court that upheld the 12 districts used the wrong legal standard when it determined that race did not play too large a role in creating the districts.

Trump presidency lurches from controversy to controversy

In October 1939, British statesman and Lord of the Admiralty Sir Winston Spencer Churchill described Russia as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Mr. Churchill could very well be describing President Donald Trump and his administration in 2017, almost a month into his presidency.

8 Things You Should Know About Omarosa

Within this role she handles community issues and outreach. 2.) She pressured President Trump to hire African American entertainers for the inauguration despite his reluctance because 'black people didn't support his campaign'.

Trump praises new African American museum during first visit

President Donald Trump denounced "bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms" during his first visit to the new Smithsonian black history museum on Tuesday. Trump, in remarks after his tour, called the museum "truly great" and said he would be back to see more of the 3,000 objects illustrating African-American history.

The Latest: Senators ask attorney general, FBI for briefing

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking the attorney general and FBI director for a briefing on the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California sent a letter late Wednesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey requesting a briefing the week of Feb. 27. Congress is out of session next week for the Presidents' Day holiday.

Foreclosure latest setback for venerable Excelsior Club

Charlotte's historic Excelsior Club, a touchstone for generations of African-Americans, faces an uncertain future after foreclosure proceedings began last week. The Beatties Ford Road landmark, which has hosted the likes of Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong as well as a future president, has been closed since June.

Congressional Black Caucus expected to meet with Trump soon

Rep. Elijah Cummings , a senior African-American lawmaker, says the Congressional Black Caucus will likely meet with President Trump the week of Feb. 27. He said African-American lawmakers will discuss with Trump the need to bring down the cost of prescription drugs - a goal Trump endorsed during the campaign when he talked about using the federal government's negotiating power to reduce prices - as well as voting rights and job growth. "We're going to be meeting on prescription drugs.

Charles Young’s legacy reminds us of the need to tell…

Charles Young's legacy reminds us of the need to tell America's full story through our national monuments: Marsha Bayless Charles Young, the first African-American superintendent of a national park, is still celebrated at Sequoia National Park for building the first access road into the park. He's pictured here in 1903, seated center, with his crew.

Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage

In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, House Assistant Minority Leaser James Clyburn of S.C speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus expressed bafflement and dismay on Feb. 16, after President Donald Trump asked a black reporter to set up a meeting with them.

WashPost Sees GOP ‘Bigotry,’ ‘Determined to…

One of the maddening things that was displayed during the 2016 presidential campaign was the tendency for Republicans to be accused of racism if they point out problems that disproportionately affect black Americans in the context of trying to find solutions. And as Democrats have an established history of touting high poverty and unemployment rates among blacks while trying to push for more welfare spending and higher taxes, or of highlighting shootings in inner cities in the name of pushing for more gun restrictions, they are seen by liberals as compassionate for taking notice.

Diversify this

Along with his remarked-upon shortfalls in diplomacy, nuance, finesse, rationality and often good manners, our 45th president has also been docked for his diversity shortfall. This means he is surrounded by too many persons of pallor and of masculinity, in other words, by white males.

a Hidden Figures,a Henson among top NAACP Image Award winners

"Hidden Figures" and Taraji P. Henson had a big night at the NAACP Image Awards, where Hollywood glamour shared the stage with sombre remarks from the director of Washington's new African-American museum. "Hidden Figures," the fact-based drama about the contributions of black female mathematicians to the U.S. space program, won the award for best movie Saturday, while star Henson was honoured as best actress.

‘Hidden Figures,’ Henson among top NAACP Image Award winners

"Hidden Figures" and Taraji P. Henson had a big night at the NAACP Image Awards, where Hollywood glamour shared the stage with sombre remarks from the director of Washington's new African-American museum. "Hidden Figures," the fact-based drama about the contributions of black female mathematicians to the U.S. space program, won the award for best movie Saturday, while star Henson was honoured as best actress.

Ex-pol Charles Rangel urges America to remember past at BHM event

Recently-retired Congressman Charles Rangel led the honorees Friday at a Black History Month event where the Harlem politician urged America to remember its immigrant past. "The one problem we do have ... is how quickly people forget where they used to be," Rangel told the crowd - including ex-Mayor Dinkins - at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

Trevor Noah Asks Elizabeth Warren: ‘Do You Realize What a Solid’ Mitch McConnell Did You?


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Warren surprised the crowd at The Daily Show Wednesday night by appearing to discuss the unfolding circumstances surrounding the appointment of Jeff Sessions as our nation's top prosecutor, a move that she aimed to fight against by reading a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King . Host Trevor Noah had a slightly different take on the situation, however, asking Warren, "Do you think you realized in that moment and do you think Mitch McConnell realizes what a solid he's done you?" Warren laughed off the suggestion that the situation is actually working in her favor, but Noah continued.

Let Liz speak: removing the tape

Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke out Tuesday night during a debate of the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to Attorney General and was met not with respect, but with a disturbing slap across the face to women everywhere. Warren read an excerpt from a letter Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote to Sen. Strom Thurmond.

King letter and statement criticize Sessions prosecution

This photo provided by Armstrong Williams shows Senate Judiciary Chairman Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., posing for a photo with Coretta Scott King, widow of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and then Thurmond staffer Armstrong Williams, right, in this undated photo. A letter sent by Coretta Scott King saying Jeff Sessions would be a bad choice for a lifetime federal judgeship is receiving new attention after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was rebuked Feb. 7, 2017, for quoting King's letter on the Senate floor.

1902 fistfight gave rise to arcane rule that silenced Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. reacts to being rebuked by the Senate leadership and accused of impugning a fellow senator, Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington Warren was barred from saying anything more on the Senate floor about Sessions after she quoted from an old letter from Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow about Sessions.

Warren Receives Support After GOP Formally Silences Her

Senator Elizabeth Warren voiced her opinion on Facebook late on Tuesday to end her speech that was formally silenced by Republicans on the Senate floor after she quoted Coretta Scott King while criticizing President Trump's attorney general nominee Senator Jeff Sessions. The drama unfolded when the Democrat from Massachusetts overstepped the arcane rules of the chamber by reading a letter dated three decades ago from the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King that dated to the failed judicial nomination of Senator Sessions nearly thirty years ago.

Senate GOP silences Elizabeth Warren over criticism of Jeff Sessions with words of Coretta Scott King

In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington, Feb. 6, 2017, about the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary. Warren was given a rare Senate rebuke Tuesday night for impugning a fellow senator, and she was barred from saying anything more on the Senate floor about attorney general nominee and current Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

Silenced in Senate, Democrat Warren speaks louder against Sessions

Silenced on the Senate floor, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took her criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee out to the hallway - and found much larger platform. Republican senators voted on Tuesday evening to end Warren's reading of a letter written 30 years ago by Martin Luther King Jr's widow that criticized Senator Jeff Sessions, the nominee to lead the Justice Department, for his civil rights record.

Warren violates arcane rule, sparking Senate dustup

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has earned a rare rebuke by the Senate for quoting Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor. The Massachusetts Democrat ran afoul of the chamber's arcane rules by reading a three-decade-old letter from Dr. Martin Luther King's widow that dated to Sen. Jeff Sessions' failed judicial nomination three decades ago.

Warren violates arcane rule, sparking Senate dustup

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has earned a rare rebuke by the Senate for quoting Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor. The Massachusetts Democrat ran afoul of the chamber's arcane rules by reading a three-decade-old letter from Dr. Martin Luther King's widow that dated to Sen. Jeff Sessions' failed judicial nomination three decades ago.

These six did Topeka proud

Ronald Evans, an astronaut, was command module pilot for the Apollo 17 voyage that made the last manned flight to the moon in 1972. Evans was born in 1933 in northwest Kansas.

America celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month 2017 observances around the United States are likely to note the end of the first African American president's term and the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Black History Month, which begins Wednesday, Feb. 1, is observed annually in several countries.

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Celebrating Dr. King with the Departure of Barack Obama

With the establishment of the period when the nation would celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, no one could have anticipated the possibility that one day that period would converge with the date when a "first black president" would be turning over executive power after serving two terms. But in just a few days Barack Hussein Obama will conclude an ironic but historic chapter in the ongoing story of this strange and dangerous place called the United States of America.

MLK en francais

My to-do list today included tracking down eighteenth-century primary sources in French for some of my ambitious Francophone students. So, obviously, I decided to see what if anything French press had on Martin Luther King .

The Latest: Kasich: Fix social problems ‘bottom up’ like MLK

In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. As civil rights leaders and activists gather Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter Bernice King is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice "no matter who is in the White House."

Trump Meets King’s Son With Goal of Repairing – Broken Voting’

Donald Trump met Monday with Martin Luther King III, who said he used his time with the president-elect to discuss strategies to fix the U.S.'s "broken voting system." The oldest son of the civil rights leader trekked to Trump Tower amid growing tensions between the incoming president and African Americans over Trump's weekend twitter attack on another civil rights icon, Georgia Congressman John Lewis.

Vice President-Elect Pence Will Take Oath of Office On Reagan Family Bible

Vice President-elect Mike Pence will take the oath of office with a Bible once used by conservative hero and former President Ronald Reagan, the inaugural committee for President-elect Trump announced. Pence's oath will be administered by Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas on the steps of the U.S. Capitol immediately after Trump is sworn into office by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 45th president of the United States.

Sessions: Fact That Complainants in 1985 Voting Fraud Case Were Also…

Sen. Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he has been unfairly criticized for indicting three African-Americans for voting fraud in 1985 in Mobile, Ala., while he was U.S. attorney there, because the complainants in the case were also African-American - a fact that is often overlooked although "it's been out there a long time." "It's been out there for a long time," said Sessions.

NAACP stages sit-in to protest Jeff Sessions nomination

The NAACP is staging a sit-in at the Alabama office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to protest his nomination to be the nation's next attorney general. NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said in a statement that Sessions "can't be trusted to be the chief law enforcement officer for voting rights."

Mike Pence May Be Damaged Goods Before Stepping Into White House

Since our corporate media has become sitting ducks feeble in the lobby of Trump Tower, you probably have no idea there's another lead crisis happening in the Midwest. East Chicago, Indiana, a low-income neighborhood predominately made up of Hispanics and African Americans, received notice in July, 2016 that the West Calumet apartment complex had 218 times the "allowable" limit of lead in its ground soil and air.

Moss Point native and Princeton professor shares his post-election thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump

Last weekend, President-elect Donald Trump visited Mobile as part of his "Thank You" tour across the country. In August, the Mississippi Press spoke with Moss Point native Eddie S. Glaude Jr. , who chairs the Department of African-American Studies at Princeton University and who penned a column for TIME titled, "My Democratic Problem With Voting for Hillary Clinton."

You Fix This Mess: Post-Election, Evangelicals of Color Disappointed in White Evangelicals

Pastors and lay leaders who represent minority and multiethnic communities and are appalled by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency have a blunt message for the white evangelical majority that helped elect him: we're disappointed in you, but not surprised. For these evangelicals of color, Trump's use of racially-charged language, his anti-immigrant rhetoric, negative remarks targeting Mexicans and Muslims, as well as the emergence of the "Access Hollywood" tape and his other divisive comments about women, were simply disqualifying.

You Fix This Mess: Post-Election, Evangelicals of Color Disappointed in White Evangelicals

Pastors and lay leaders who represent minority and multiethnic communities and are appalled by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency have a blunt message for the white evangelical majority that helped elect him: we're disappointed in you, but not surprised. For these evangelicals of color, Trump's use of racially-charged language, his anti-immigrant rhetoric, negative remarks targeting Mexicans and Muslims, as well as the emergence of the "Access Hollywood" tape and his other divisive comments about women, were simply disqualifying.

Hail to the Chief: Ebony to Release President Obama Commemorative Issue

To mark the political ascent and enduring legacy of President Barack H. Obama, Ebony has published a special commemorative edition, "Hail to the Chief: Saluting Eight Years of Excellence." This stylish, thought-provoking issue is a unique collection of exclusive photographs, archival Ebony articles and hard-hitting analyses from leading African-American writers including award-winning poet, author and civil rights activist, Nikki Giovanni; MSNBC award-winning journalist Joy-Ann Reid; culturally astute critic Eric Deggans; pop culture pundit Tour; and New York Times best-selling author Baratunde Thurston.

Omarosa Joins Trump’s White House Transition Team

The 42-year-old TV personality, who admitted to being a former life-long Democrat , dropped her ties to the Democrat Party and began helping Trump court black votes on the campaign trial in July as his Director of African-American Outreach. Now, she'll join the real estate mogul in the White House.

Sen. Scott: Justice Thomasa story should be told at African American Museum

South Carolina's first African American U.S. senator has asked the Smithsonian Institution to reconsider their omission of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas from the exhibits in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. I was saddened and extremely disappointed to learn that the museum excluded the celebration of one of the nation's most influential African Americans and preeminent legal minds Smithsonian officials did not have any immediate comment on the request for Sen. Tim Scott .

Supreme Court takes up cases about race in redistricting

This Nov. 15, 2016 photo shows a view of the Supreme Court from the Capitol Dome, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The eight-justice court is hearing arguments Monday in two cases that deal with the same basic issue of whether race played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts, to the detriment of African-Americans.

Big Labor threw tons of cash at Democrats, but workers voted red: report

Big Labor pumped $530 million of workers' dues into mostly Democratic Party groups and liberal causes over a four-year period - with dismal results, according to a new analysis. Despite the unions' massive cash infusion into Democratic causes, GOPer Donald Trump still won the union-heavy Rust Belt states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio in his presidential bid against Dem candidate Hillary Clinton.

Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia. The eight-justice court is hearing arguments Monday in two cases that deal with the same basic issue of whether race played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts, to the detriment of African-Americans.

Trump’s disavowal of white supremacists doesn’t quiet concerns

Donald Trump's disavowal this week of white supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn't quieted concerns about the movement's impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name. Members of the self-declared "alt-right" have exulted over the Nov. 8 results with public cries of "Hail Trump!" and reprises of the Nazi salute.

For Democrats, the road back

One of the more salutary outcomes of the recent election is that Democrats are finally beginning to question the wisdom of basing their fortunes on identity politics. Having counted on the allegiance of African-Americans, Hispanics, gays, unmarried women and the young - and winning the popular vote all but once since 1992 - they were seduced into believing that they could ride this "coalition of the ascendant" into permanent command of the presidency.

Nov. 25: Trump and racism, Hamilton and immigration

Rockaway Beach: Brooklyn College Professor Ron Howell's Op-Ed was a bunch of nonsense. Are progressive liberals now mind readers? Are their thoughts of what another person may, or may not be thinking, now considered fact? What makes it acceptable for African-Americans to vote 95% for a black man, largely in part because he's black, but simply ruled an act of racism for whites who voted for Donald Trump? Which by the way, are some of the very same whites who pulled the lever for Obama - twice! Howell states that it was the educated whites as well as the ignorant ones who voted for a race-baiter.

Democrats hurt by tribalism at home, universalism abroad

One of the more salutary outcomes of the recent election is that Democrats are finally beginning to question the wisdom of basing their fortunes on identity politics. Having counted on the allegiance of African-Americans, Hispanics, gays, unmarried women and the young - and winning the popular vote all but once since 1992 - they were seduced into believing that they could ride this "coalition of the ascendant" into permanent command of the presidency.

Trump Spox Whitewashes Bannon: Breitbart Is Like MSNBC For ‘The Other Side’

Jason Miller, communications director for Donald Trump's transition team, insisted to MSNBC host Kristen Welker that former Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon has lived a lived a life of inclusivity, making him a valuable adviser to the new president. Welker pointed out to Miller during a Wednesday interview that Bannon's popularity among white nationalists would "undercut President-elect Trump's attempt to unify the country."

Will blacks swing theelection to Trump?

No racial group has suffered more from illegal immigration than Black America. Yet the question remains: Will large numbers of African-Americans finally vote Republican and help Donald Trump build his wall and rebuild America? In our opinion, the answer is a resounding yes.

Race tightening, Clinton leans on retooled Obama coalition

With Hillary Clinton's lead narrowing recently, the Democrat's path to the Oval Office appears to rest where it did at the outset - a retooled version of the alliance that twice elected President Barack Obama. Her aides are calling it "the Hillary coalition," rather than "the Obama coalition," distinguished by her dependence on an apparent surge of Hispanic voters, while Obama set records for African-American turnout.

Clinton, Trump target two different Americas in final push

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Supporters hold signs at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Detroit, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. ATKINSON, N.H. - Hillary Clinton sped across battleground states Friday trying to seal a historic presidential victory powered by minorities and women, while Donald Trump traveled to small-town America to fire up the white, working-class voters he insists will bring the crown to his outsider campaign.

Obama worries black vote is not solid enough for Clinton

President Barack Obama twice generated a historic wave of African-American support on his way to the White House, but worries now the black vote "is not as solid as it needs to be" for Hillary Clinton. Obama's and Clinton's travel schedules are taking them to swing-state metro areas with significant black populations, and the two officials are fixtures in black-audience media.

Museum of History displays ‘Fighting for the Right to Fight’


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Before the Civil Rights marches of the 1950s and 1960s, there were a group of young African-American men who fought for equality and the right to defend their country. The stories of these exceptional men will be shared in 'Fighting for the Right to Fight: African- American Experiences in World War II,' a new exhibit on display through March 5, at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg.

Facebook Ad Option allows Discrimination Against Blacks, Latinos

Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers. The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls "Ethnic Affinities."

Rep. John Lewis campaigns for Gottheimer as 5th District race heats up

With just two weeks to go before Election Day, the campaign for New Jersey's 5th District ratcheted up Tuesday with an appearance from a civil rights icon, food-policy advocates canvassing in Maywood, and nearly $1 million in new advertising announced. More than 100 people gathered at the Logan Family Life Center on Tuesday for a campaign rally on behalf of Josh Gottheimer, the Democrat running in a tight race against incumbent Scott Garrett.

Black Votes Matter PAC suspends operations

A group founded earlier this year to help mobilize black turnout for the Nov. 8 elections has suspended operations, The Post has learned. Black Votes Matter PAC was created to address concerns about a drop-off in the black vote without President Obama, the first African-American elected to the White House, on the ballot.

With ‘bit of bittersweetness’, Obama hosts final musical event at White House

United States President Barack Obama has hosted his final musical event at the White House, saying he felt a "bit of bittersweetness" at the culmination of one of his and First Lady Michelle Obama's "favorite" traditions. IMAGE: US President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama greet guests as they arrive for BET's "Love and Happiness: A Musical Experience" show on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

‘No twerking’ for Obama at BET music event

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed Democratic officials and celebrities to the White House on Friday evening for their final annual night of music. At this year's event, named BET's "Love and Happiness," Obama said much of the music played on this occasion "is rooted in the African-American experience.

‘No twerking’ for Obama at BET music event

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed Democratic officials and celebrities to the White House on Friday evening for their final annual night of music. At this year's event, named BET's "Love and Happiness," Obama said much of the music played on this occasion "is rooted in the African-American experience.

The Fed Embraces a More Diverse Future

The Federal Reserve gave two indications last week that one of its next structural pushes will be toward incorporating more diversity into how it conducts its business. For a variety of reasons, this evolution is likely to lead to a monetary policy with a more dovish bias than the institution has had in the past.

High school graduation rate hits record high of 83.2 percent

The nation's high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial and ethnic groups, according to federal data released Monday. President Barack Obama welcomed the higher rate as good news, but the gains come against a backdrop of decreasing scores on national math and reading tests.

Some people of color in Philadelphia turn out for Trump

Abdul Fattah, a Muslim man from Philadelphia, isn't offended by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's promise of a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States if he is elected. "A lot of Americans have the misconception that Donald Trump is racist toward Muslims," said Fattah, 39, who attended a rally on Independence Mall Sunday as part of a small group under the banner Muslims for Trump.

Clinton: 2016 tone enough to make people watch cat GIFs

Hillary Clinton vowed to defend Americans she says have been attacked by rival Donald Trump on Thursday, telling donors at a fundraiser that the campaign's negative tone might make some people retreat to the Internet to watch soothing cat GIFs. Without mentioning allegations of sexual assault against Trump, Clinton said, "disturbing stories just keep on coming" about him.

Identity politics? No, a political identity

Republicans disdainfully call it "identity politics," this outreach by Democrats to the many target audiences that make up what we used to call "the melting pot" but is more accurately described as the patchwork quilt comprising the American people. That's because, when they think of "the voter," "the people," "REAL Amurricans," Republicans have a very clear image in mind: a middle-aged white man with a middle-class job, a wife and kids who are dependent on him, and the grandparents, who are also white and live in the suburbs or a retirement community.

Why The Polls Don’t Agree

Trump rising, Trump falling. Clinton up, Clinton down. The mass of conflicting polls can be maddening and provokes the question: Why can't the pollsters agree? The simple answer is that polling is not an exact science.

Why The Polls Don’t Agree

Trump rising, Trump falling. Clinton up, Clinton down. The mass of conflicting polls can be maddening and provokes the question: Why can't the pollsters agree? The simple answer is that polling is not an exact science.

Why The Polls Don’t Agree

Trump rising, Trump falling. Clinton up, Clinton down. The mass of conflicting polls can be maddening and provokes the question: Why can't the pollsters agree? The simple answer is that polling is not an exact science.

Powerful appeals court gets its first black chief judge

For Roger Gregory, serving as the first African-American chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond takes on even greater meaning when he thinks of who else has walked the halls of the building he now oversees. During the Civil War, the building that is now the appeals court housed the offices of Confederate President Jefferson Davis while he fought to maintain slavery.

Why is the US Presidential Race So Close?

Many people around the world are probably wondering why Hillary Clinton - who is obviously more prepared and better suited for the American presidency than her opponent, Donald Trump - isn't waltzing to victory. Many Americans share the world's bewilderment.

We don’t need a national Latino museum

Should we build a Latino Smithsonian museum? Some Hispanic politicians think so. Piggybacking on the attention garnered by the opening this weekend of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, they have renewed a push for the creation of a National Museum of the American Latino.

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22, 2016, in Chicago. The dedication of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Cult... .

American Canyon woman leads trip to new African American Smithsonian museum

Brenda Knight of American Canyon has been to Washington, D.C. many times, but the trip planned for next month is special, she said. The former Napa College Trustee, professional event planner and founder of the Ladies In Red women's empowerment group, is leading 107 group members on a trip early next month to the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution.

To reach millennials, Clinton reserves digital ad time

" Hillary Clinton is reserving $30 million in digital advertising as she seeks to connect with young voters. The campaign said it was investing in digital advertising during the final stretch of the campaign because young people increasingly get their news online, rather than through live television.

Heavy hitters go to bat for slumping Clinton

As Hillary Clinton's once-sizable lead has evaporated in national surveys and must-win swing states, her supporters are speaking out with a new urgency, urging core followers to set aside any qualms and get behind Clinton with enthusiasm. President Obama, in a speech Saturday night before the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, bluntly stated that African-Americans need to affirm his legacy by helping put another Democrat in the White House.

Obama urges black turnout, mocks Trump for missing a civics lessona on Jim Crow

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at the Our Ocean, One Future conference at the State Department last year. In a fiery speech Saturday night, President Obama said he would consider it "a personal insult" if the African American community does not turn out to vote in great numbers in November and help carry on his legacy by supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Many black voters skeptical at Trump’s birther about-face

Black voters reacted skeptically Friday to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's admission that he now believes the nation's first black president was indeed born in the United States. Many said the fact that Trump spent years questioning President Barack Obama's national origin was disrespectful, and an insult to all black Americans.

Black Doctors Call on Obama to Ban Menthol Tobacco Products

African-American doctors are calling on President Barack Obama to ban sales of menthol-flavored cigarettes, which government data show are heavily preferred among black smokers. The African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, a nonprofit anti-smoking advocacy group, launched a public campaign this week asking Obama to direct the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove all so-called mentholated tobacco products from the marketplace.

The Latest: Flint mayor unhappy about Trump visit

The mayor of Flint, Michigan, is not happy that Donald Trump is planning to visit her city as it deals with its water contamination crisis. Karen Weaver, a Democrat, said the Trump campaign has not offered any help and did not consult her before making plans to visit Wednesday.

Campaigns look to lock in support before Election Day

Hillary Clinton's campaign will be in barber shops and beauty salons, at rec centers on college campuses and outside African-American churches running "souls to the polls" programs. Donald Trump's backers will be collecting names and contact information from thousands of supporters at his massive rallies, as party foot soldiers plan massive door-knocking operations.

A liar at the heart of American politics


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A liar, racist, demagogue and misogynist is the presidential candidate of the once great Republican Party. He won the nomination by exploiting the deep insecurities generated by decades of growing inequality in the United States.

Diddy Says President Obama “Shortchanged” Black People; Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Earned The Vote Yet


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Sean "Diddy" Combs has had his hand in politics for a number of years, most notably dating back to his vigilance for the Rock the Vote campaign during the 2004 presidential election, where he interviewed a relatively unknown Illinois Senator who would go to make history inside the White House. However, more than a decade later, the 46-year-old music mogul's opinion on President Obama's tenure as commander-in-chief isn't exactly dipped in bronze.

Giuliani Says ‘Democrats Should Apologize’ For Calling Trump Racist Over Birtherism

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an adviser for Donald Trump's campaign, on Sunday called on Democrats to apologize for calling the GOP nominee racist over his claim that President Barack Obama was born in Africa. Following Trump's visit to an African-American church in Detroit over the weekend, CNN's Jake Tapper asked Giuliani if Trump should apologize to the black community for spreading the false birther notion that Obama was not an American citizen.

Ben Carson briefly disrupts CNN interview after remembering his luggage

Dr. Ben Carson took a moment away from stumping for Donald Trump in Detroit on Saturday to do a live on-air interview on CNN - then took another moment to look for his luggage as the cable network's cameras continued to roll. The retired neurosurgeon was being interviewed outside his childhood home by CNN's Jeremy Diamon early Saturday afternoon when the former Republican presidential hopeful abruptly walked away after realizing he'd misplaced his luggage.

There are Real Consequences in this Presidential Election – Part 3

Rahim Islam is a National Speaker and Writer, Convener of Philadelphia Community of Leaders, and President/CEO of Universal Companies, a community development and education management company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Follow Rahim Islam on FaceBook & Twitter Over the past several weeks the issues facing the Black community have been highlighted in a big way and many of our issues are being discussed on a national spotlight.

Races about Race

His latest-telling African Americans that they are doing lousy so "what the hell have you got to lose?" is his way to promisea nothing. He has no legitimate policy changes he swears he will implement to change black youth employment numbers Trump will do very well with uneducated white voters in former slave states, supposedly.

Trump: Democrats the Party of ‘Slavery’

Donald Trump, pressing an effort to woo traditionally Democratic voting black and Hispanic voters, is portraying the party as one tied to a notorious history of slavery and segregation. The Washington Post reports the GOP nominee, on the stump in the state of Washington Tuesday night, argued no group has suffered more under Hillary Clinton's policies than African-Americans.

Rep. Tom Cole: GOP Has ‘Not Done a Very Good Job’ on Race

There are millions of conservative African Americans in the United States, but Republicans have not "done a very good job" of taking the party's message into the nation's communities, Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole said Tuesday. "It takes understanding," the Deputy Majority Whip told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.

Latinos Rally for Trump in – Operation Taco Bowl’

A group called "Latinos for Trump" held its first rally in Orange County on Sunday, named "Operation Taco Bowl" after an infamous Donald Trump tweet . Hispanics and African-Americans joined other Trump supporters in voicing both their support for the Republican presidential nominee and their opposition to the Democratic Party and its nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Appeals Court Upholds Elimination Of Ohio Early Voting Provision Commonly Used By Black Voters

As the 2016 presidential election season enters its crucial final months, a federal appeals court in Ohio has ruled in favor of removing a voting provision that is expected to have a disproportionately negative effect on Black voters in the state. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday to uphold Republican-backed legislation that has successfully eliminated early voting days in Ohio over the last few years.

Trump defends ‘bigot’ label for Clinton

Donald Trump defended Thursday calling Hillary Clinton a "bigot," arguing that her policies are a personal reflection because she knows they are destined to fail minority communities. Trump and Clinton are each portraying the other as discriminatory toward African-Americans, with Trump charging on Wednesday evening that the candidate herself was hateful.

Trump and Clinton ramp up racism accusations in lead up to US election

The tone of the US presidential campaign has darkened, with Hillary Clinton skewering Donald Trump as a man who flirts with racism and paranoid ideas, while he in turn labelled her a racist whose family foundation was a "criminal enterprise". Mr Trump says Mrs Clinton views minorities only as a source of votes, Mrs Clinton says Mr Trump has "long history of discrimination" Speaking at a campaign event in Reno, Nevada, Mrs Clinton employed unusually tough language as she detailed a history of what she said were the Republican real estate mogul's discriminatory actions.

Congressman weighs in on Hattiesburg federal investigations

U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate recent Hattiesburg federal investigation he alleged are racially and politically motivated. In his letter, Rep. Thompson asks U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to "directly investigate organized targeting of the African-American community in the form of prosecutions and other intimidation methods in furtherance of a local political agenda."

OUTREACH

"African-American citizens and Latino citizens will have the time of their life" under a Trump presidency, according to none other than Donald Trump. Speaking Thursday afternoon in Manchester, N.H., the Republican nominee continued his supposed "outreach" to minority communities by claiming black and Latino Americans will have cause for celebration as he'll "create jobs like you've never seen."

Court clears Jacksonville in black firefighter case

In an issue that goes back decades, a federal appeals court said the city of Jacksonville should not be held in contempt for its handling of an agreement that required hiring more black firefighters. The case stemmed from a 1982 court-approved agreement, known as a consent decree, that required the city to begin hiring an equal number of black and white firefighters for the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department.

Trump promises Hispanics in Florida “a much better life”

Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics “a much better life” on Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election. The Republican presidential candidate also repeated his promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to keep out immigrants, underscoring the tricky balancing act he faces in retaining backing from conservatives while beckoning to moderates for their votes.

Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" on Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election. The Republican presidential candidate also repeated his promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to keep out immigrants, underscoring the tricky balancing act he faces in retaining backing from conservatives while beckoning to moderates for their votes.

Finding No Racial Discrimination, Appeals Court OKs Ohioa s Shortened Early Voting Window

A federal appeals court reinstated a law that shortens Ohio's early voting period, finding the measure fell short of legal discrimination by placing a "minimal burden" on the battleground state's African-American voters. At issue was a 2014 Republican-backed law that reduced the period of early voting days from 35 to 29. By doing so, it eliminated the so-called "Golden Week," six overlapping days of voter registration and early voting when black voters have been more likely than whites to cast same-day ballots.

Black, Hispanic Democrats slam Donald Trump’s minority outreach

Leading black and Hispanic Democrats on Tuesday urged voters to reject Donald Trump 's attempted outreach to minority communities, slamming the Republican presidential hopeful as a "bigot" who has risen to the top of his party while pushing a hateful, racist platform. On a conference call organized by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, top congressional Democrats and prominent officials from New York City said Mr. Trump 's recent effort to court African-American voters is an insult.

‘I Know a Bigot When I See a Bigot’: Black Trump…


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There wasn't much middle ground to be found between Charles M. Blow of the New York Times and Bruce LaVell of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump on Monday night. The two black men clashed sharply on "CNN Tonight" over how black voters should respond to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

How racism has shaped welfare policy in America since 1935

A recent UNICEF report found that the U.S. ranked 34th on the list of 35 developed countries surveyed on the well-being of children. According to the Pew Institute , children under the age of 18 are the most impoverished age population of Americans, and African-American children are almost four times as likely as white children to be in poverty.

Trump Campaign Manager Defends Black Community Remarks By Saying ‘I’m White, I Was Moved’


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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has created quite a stir this week with his odd show of outreach to black voters , and on Sunday morning, freshly-minted Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway picked an odd way to defend Trump's comments. This Week host George Stephanopoulos told Conway that many were offended by Trump's generalizations about poverty in the African-American community, and Conway responded by pointing out that she lives in a white community, and found the remarks quite compelling: STEPHANOPOULOS: As you know - you were just talking about that.

Trumps courts Latinos, says African Americans will support him in future

Donald Trump sat down Saturday with Latino leaders from nearly a dozen states in his latest effort to appeal to minority voters who have largely spurned his struggling presidential campaign. After waging a yearlong campaign marked by divisive and racially tinged rhetoric, the Republican nominee also reached out to African Americans several times in recent days.

I Want An Inclusive Country: Trump Tells African-Americans

Seeking to reboot his flagging presidential bid, Donald Trump has made a strong pitch to African-American voters, saying he wants the Republican party to become their home once again as it used to be in the Abraham Lincoln-era. "The GOP is the Party of Lincoln and I want our party to be the home of the African-American vote once again.

Trump calls on GOP to improve African-American outreach

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said his party must do a better job appealing to African-American voters and that he wants the GOP to become their political home as it was in the era of Abraham Lincoln. "I fully recognize that outreach to the African-American community is an area where the Republican Party must do better, and will do better," Trump said during a rally in Fredericksburg, located between Richmond and Washington in the critical battleground state of Virginia.

Trump to black voters: ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’

Republican Donald Trump again made a direct appeal to black voters Friday night, urging them to abandon the Democratic Party and give him a chance. Speaking at a rally in Dimondale, Michigan, an overwhelmingly white suburb outside of Lansing, the GOP nominee argued that Democrats, including his rival Hillary Clinton, have taken advantage of African-American voters and taken their votes for granted.

Donald Trump’s pitch to African-American voters: ‘What the…

At a rally on Friday in Dimondale, Michigan, the Republican presidential candidate offered himself as the alternative to his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, as he tried to appeal to black voters - a demographic with which he has not performed well . "To those I say the following: what do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump.

Battle for 270: Trump faces uphill struggle

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Judicial Watch, Allied Educational Foundation File Brief Supporting…

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2016 / Christian Newswire / -- Judicial Watch announced today that it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation in filing an amici curiae with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit arguing that the appeals court should reverse the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio that struck down an Ohio law shortening the state's absentee voting period from 35 to 29 days . This reduction had the effect of eliminating "Golden Week," a period of early voting in which Ohioans could also register to vote.

Black voters don’t love Donald Trump. In case it wasn’t obvious already.


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Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, which is frightening.We must make sure his hateful rhetoric does not even come close... Donald Trump has gone too far with his attacks on Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Army Capt. Humayun Khan... A Donald Trump White House would be a disaster, and this goes way beyond any ideological difference.

North Carolina Voting Restrictions Violate Voters’ Rights, Court Finds

A federal appeals court Friday invalidated an array of voting restrictions North Carolina imposed in 2013, finding that they violated the Voting Rights Act by obstructing African-Americans' access to the polls. In a blistering opinion that minced few words about the racial polarization it said continues to afflict the state, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., reinstated an array of election tools that disproportionately aided African-Americans.

Debbie, Donna and the DNC

The notion that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia would run smoother than the GOP's Trumpfest last week went out the door quickly. Even before the affair was gaveled in Monday, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would quit after the convention - the biggest scalp from the Wikileaks hack of DNC e-mails.

Citizen Kaine: Why the safe pick is the completely smart pick for Hillary

If you are a Donald Trump supporter, you hate it because you dislike Democrats, rationality, civil rights lawyers who have fought for black people, and anyone who falls to the left of Benito Mussolini on the political spectrum. If you are a progressive, you can be happy because of some of the ideals Kaine has pursued throughout his adult life - as a missionary to Honduras, as the mayor of a majority black city who worked to get more public schools opened and sent his children to them instead of to one of Richmond's well-regarded private institutions, his early career working as a fair housing lawyer on behalf of African-American clients in Richmond.

Poll: Most young people dislike GOP’s Trump, say he’s racist

Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among young adults, in particular young people of colour, and nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe the presumptive Republican nominee is racist. That's the finding of a new GenForward poll that also found just 19 per cent of young people have a favourable opinion of Trump compared to the three-quarters of young adults who hold a dim view of the New York billionaire.

Poll: Most young people dislike GOPa s Trump, say hea s racist

Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among young adults, in particular young people of colour, and nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe the presumptive Republican nominee is racist. That's the finding of a new GenForward poll that also found just 19 per cent of young people have a favourable opinion of Trump compared to the three-quarters of young adults who hold a dim view of the New York billionaire.

What young Americans think on top issues facing the country

Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year's presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country - and which of those issues are most important to them - vary among young people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Trump supporter backtracks on Sanders conversion

An African-American pastor who warmed up the crowd at a rally for Donald Trump by urging the religious conversion of Bernie Sanders said he hadn't meant to insult the "Jewish faith." Mark Burns, the president of the Christian NOW Television Network and one of Trump's few public supporters in the black community, spoke in March at a campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina.

The Deal Donald Trump Couldn’t Close

Way back in 1999, when Donald Trump was toying with the idea of a presidential run, he was asked who would be a good vice president on a ticket and cited Oprah Winfrey, calling her "very special." Just last year, he repeated that choice, saying that together, the two would win "easily."

Supreme Court to look at Virginia state house districts

The Supreme Court will review a districting plan for the Virginia House of Delegates that challengers say gives too little power to African-American voters in an effort to boost Republican strength. The case concerns claims that black voters were illegally packed into a dozen legislative districts.

Trump praises ‘my African-American’ supporter at rally

Donald Trump singled out a black supporter at a rally in California on Friday as he sought to demonstrate his support among African-Americans, saying, "Look at my African-American over here!" At the Friday rally, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was in the middle of describing a past campaign event, at which he said a black supporter "slugged" protesters who were dressed in a "Ku Klux Klan outfit." "I want to find out what's going on with him," Trump said of the supporter at the previous rally.

Trump: ‘Look at My African-American Over Here’

Donald Trump touted his support among African-Americans on Friday by pointing out a single black man in the crowd at a rally. He pointed at the man and said, "Oh, look at my African-American over here!" Trump added, "Are you the greatest? You know what I'm talking about? OK."

African-American man called out by Trump defends the GOP candidate

Trump made the proclamation at a rally in Redding, California on Friday, singling out one black supporter in the crowd, saying "Look at my African-American over here!" Gregory Cheadle says he was that man in the crowd, and that he wasn't offended ... so no one else should be. "I think that I was the only black guy in the audience anyway," Cheadle said while laughing.

Trump praises ‘my African-American’ supporter at rally

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Redding Municipal Airport Friday, June 3, 2016, in Redding, Calif. - Donald Trump singled out a black supporter at a rally in California on Friday as he sought to demonstrate his support among African-Americans, saying, "Look at my African-American over here!" At the Friday rally, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was in the middle of describing a past campaign event, at which he said a black supporter "slugged" protesters who were dressed in a " Ku Klux Klan outfit."

Pat Buchanan: Whites Looking to Trump as Blacks Did Obama – ‘With Hope’

Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan said Saturday that white middle-class Americans have become so disenfranchised that many are looking to Donald Trump as African Americans did to Barack Obama in 2008 - "with hope." "I think, culturally, they're under assault," Buchanan, former aide to Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, told Michael Smerconish on CNN.

Supreme Court throws out death sentence from all-white jury

In this undated photo made available by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows Timothy Tyrone Foster. The Supreme Court has thrown out a death sentence handed to Foster because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that convicted Foster of killing a white woman.