At a rally in Newark, New Jersey, DNC Chairman Tom Perez went all in on Donald Trump. His comments, first picked up by The Daily Caller, favorably remarked on the protests and marches across the country since January. He said that Americans are showing that this new president doesn’t “stand for our values” and that Trump “didn’t win this election.” He also mentioned the health care bill failure and said instead of calling it Trumpcare or Ryancare, it should be called “I don’t care” because “they don’t give a sh-t about people!” Check out the speech below. — Black Democrats are starting their own groups toRead More →

Remember the name Aramis Ayala. She is a black woman and a Florida prosecutor who is taking a stand against the death penalty, and she is catching hell for it. It’s a lesson we know all too well: when high-profile black professionals in positions of power take a stand against injustice, the system will attempt to put them down and silence them. Ayala, the Orange-Osceola County State Attorney in Orlando, is the first black elected prosecutor in Florida state history. She has decided not to seek the death penalty in capital murder cases. As a result of her move to not seek the death penaltyRead More →

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured the votes to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee under current rules, putting the Senate on a partisan collision course over confirming Neil Gorsuch to a lifetime appointment that could reverberate for decades. Debate over the 49-year-old appellate judge gets under way in the full Senate on Tuesday, with Republicans and Democrats bitterly divided over the next steps. While Democrats have the votes for a filibuster, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is ready to lead the GOP in a unilateral change in a Senate floor procedure so significant that it has been dubbed the “nuclear option.” The tactic ifRead More →

On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, this is as appropriate a time as any to ask how the slain civil rights leader would react to President Donald J. Trump. There’s reason to believe Dr. King would respond to Trump the way he responded to the racists, the white supremacists, the Jim Crow segregationists and the bigoted bullies of his day. And he dealt with many of them, from small-time sheriffs and petty local officials to governors and Washington politicians. Trump is the ideological heir of the Jim Crow official who stood in front of the schoolhouse door, his supporters the descendantsRead More →

For several days now, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice has been dragged through the mud by everyone from cable news talking heads to the President of the United States. And it’s looking like it was all much ado about nothing. According to an exclusive CNN report, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers have finally taken a look at the mysterious documents that House Intelligence chair Devin Nunes viewed under cover of night in the White House last month. What’s the bombshell information they revealed? The documents reportedly show that Rice’s actions were “normal and appropriate” and that there’s “no smoking gun” backing up President DonaldRead More →

On Sunday, a fire broke out at a two-story Queens home and killed at least five people, three of which were children. Early on Monday, the NYPD identified those killed as being two boys, ages 2 and 10, and three females, ages 16, 17 and 20. Additionally, four firefighters reportedly suffered injuries. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the fire was the deadliest for New York City in two years. According to the New York Daily News, the victims were identified Destiny Dones, 20, Melody Edwards, 17, Jada Foxworth, 16, Rawshawn Matthews, 10, and two-year-old Chayce Lipford. Distraught family still showing up here. Asking “why would godRead More →