Friday, June 23, 2017

President Donald Trump

On June 16, President Donald J. Trump traveled to southern Florida to announce what seems to be a partial roll back of the Obama-era policies to normalize  political and economic relations with Cuba. Supporters of the reforms imposed by President Obama in 2014 say they are relieved Trump did not dismantle all of the reforms. […]

The Trump-Pence Administration is launching an  effort  to weaken the civil rights enforcement mechanisms in the  Department of Justice (DOJ) Offices of Civil Rights (OCR) in each of the federal agencies. Sounding an alarm, activists and groups  representing Blacks, labor, LGBT, disabled and  women are calling for an effort to fight back against the Trump Administration’s  efforts. […]

( Former FBI Director James Comey, who was hired by President Barack Obama and fired by President Donald Trump, ordered the FBI’s new special agents to visit the Washington D.C. memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for a discussion concerning unchecked government power. As FBI director, Comey kept a memo on his desk written […]

( As Donald Trump nears the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focuses primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents. It’s a mistake, however, to discount the threat that the Trump administration poses to our fundamental rights. His attorney general, former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, is a case […]

( National Action Network (NAN), led by civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton, will convene its annual national convention from April 26-29, describing it as “the first major gathering of African-Americans in the Donald Trump era in his hometown of New York.” The convention, being held ‘at Critical Juncture in Civil Rights’ will feature […]

Half of the nation’s voters already think President Donald Trump has weakened the United States’ role in the world, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Trump has been criticized for a series of errors including a raid in Yemen that left a Navy Seal dead, insulting German Chancellor Angela Merkel by refusing to shake her […]

If the Republican-backed Affordable Health Care Act  (AHCA) is passed, millions of Americans currently enrolled in Obamacare would lose their  insurance and see fewer benefits and higher costs, especially if you are poor and working class. Research by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (CIFA) says thousands of Virginia’s  poorest and vulnerable residents  currently covered […]

Since the election of Donald Trump in November, there have been almost 1,000 reported hate crimes targeting Muslims, Arabs, African-Americans, Latinos and other people of color, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. This means that the increase has occurred within the past 10 weeks. Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project Director Heidi Beirich attributed […]

( Eighty HBCU Presidents did a “fly in” to the White House in a meeting organized by Trump whisperer Omarosa, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), and others.  There was a White House meeting, a meeting at the Library of Congress, and more buzz than that which comes from a bee hive.  People were prepped […]

Don’t impeach President Donald Trump! Not yet! Trump is bad enough but the thought of having Vice President Mike Pence as President gives me the creeps. Pence is a much more savvy and evil politician than Trump and therefore more dangerous to the country. I know you say “more dangerous than Trump?.” I say yes. […]