Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump Administration

( “After more than 250 years of debate, five constitutional amendments, decades of protest, and a handful of monumental Supreme Court decisions, the basic right of American citizens to vote in our elections is still not a settled matter. While minority voters no longer face literacy tests or have to guess how many marbles are […]

The Trump Administration’s first budget blueprint  has proposed slashing about $54 billion from  domestic spending programs and shifting that money to the Department of Defense (DOD). Consequently, the DOD Authorization  Bill of 2018 is getting a lot of attention from various military lobbyists and other interests groups, who want to benefit from the new defense budget. […]

( “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” – Mahatma Ghandi Some people look at a budget proposal and see numbers.  At the National Urban League, we look at a budget proposal and see people. The Trump Administration’s preliminary federal budget proposal – the so-called […]

It is still a proposed blueprint, but the Trump Administration’s proposal to cut the budget  of  various non-defense related federal agencies by $54 billion-plus has many advocates for housing and assistance for the poor, the environment and education concerned. The Administration is working  on its first budget  and while agencies such as Housing and Urban Development […]

When President Donald J. Trump met with over 80 Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) Feb. 27-28, the reaction was a mixture of optimism and skepticism not only from the university attendees but the students of the schools they lead. For two days, the HBCU  leaders met with Trump, along with Vice President  […] Information Network A revised travel ban by the Trump administration is already in trouble with a leading aid agency, with the travel industry, and with the Nigerian government which has urged its citizens to postpone making trips to the U.S. without “compelling or essential reasons.” The new travel ban, which still targets majority-Muslim countries, […]

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump wrapped up his first week of executive orders with a temporary ban on refugees and travelers from several Muslim countries. Effective immediately, this order impacted tens of thousands of people, leading to the detention of travelers in airports across the United States. Mass protests erupted, a federal judge […]