Author Archives: Sheffie Robinson

Uncomfortable with Trump’s war on the press? Then join his fight against U.S. spies

If you watched the whole of President Donald Trump’s extraordinary,  77-minute press conference on Thursday, you’ll need the name of a good chiropractor. Because it’s almost certain you’ve got a bad case of whiplash. From the Associated Press: The president denounced media reports of a chaotic start to his administration marked by a contentious executive order — now tied up ...

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Black College Leaders Plan Meeting With Trump, GOP Lawmakers

Leaders from more than 100 historically Black colleges plan to meet with President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers to discuss challenges facing schools on Feb. 28, reports The Charlotte Post. From The Charlotte Post: The meeting, spearheaded by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, will bring leaders from the nation’s 100-plus HBCUs to the Library ...

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Black HUD Official Who Blasted Trump Loses Job

The Trump administration fired one of Ben Carson’s top aides this week after the official publicly criticized the president, reports the New York Times. From New York Times: Shermichael Singleton, who was one of the few black conservatives in the Trump administration, had been working at the Department of Housing and Urban Development since Jan. 23 as a senior adviser. He was ...

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WATCH: Trump Awkwardly Assumes April Ryan Is ‘Friends’ With Congressional Black Caucus

https://www.youtube.com/embed/axCKbWfRXm4?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent President Donald Trump awkwardly pressed April Ryan about being friends with the Congressional Black Caucus after the Black journalist asked POTUS about plans for improving inner cities during an awkward press conference Thursday, reports CBS News. From CBS News: “You go to some of the inner city places and it’s so sad when you look at the crime,” the president ...

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Trump Picks First Hispanic Leader To Join Cabinet

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that R. Alexander Acosta is his  new nominee to head the Department of Labor, reports NBC News. If confirmed, Acosta, a Florida law school dean and former assistant attorney general for civil rights,  would be the first Hispanic in Trump’s cabinet. He would also be the second person of color on the cabinet, joining Housing and Urban Development Secretary ...

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Defense Secretary Forgot To Drink Trump’s Weak Russian Tea

Newly nominated Defense Secretary James Mattis apparently forgot to drink President Donald’s Trump‘s Russian tea. While answering questions at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Mattis, ruled out “military cooperation with Russia until it can ‘prove itself’ capable of complying with international law,” writes Vox. It’s a dramatic departure from Trump, who has talked for over a year about joining forces ...

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Trump Administration Takes Another Hit: Labor Secretary Withdraws

Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary, withdrew his nomination Wednesday amid a major scandal over domestic violence allegations and inappropriate business practices, reports CBS News. I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I'm honored to have been considered and am grateful to all who have supported me. — Andy Puzder (@AndyPuzder) February 15, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js From CBS News: ...

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Donald Trump & Mediocrity Of Privilege

Over the last year, it’s been astonishing to see how the bar for basic decorum has been lowered for U.S. President Donald Trump. Every time Trump––or anyone from his administration for that matter––tweets, I think about how different the reaction would be if any other elected official had peddled the same blatant lies and half-truths that we’ve seen during his brief tenure. What ...

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Officials break up Troup County dog fighting ring

An anonymous tip leads authorities to a suspected dog fighting ring in Troup County. Officers said they seized a dozen dogs from two different properties. The man behind the operation is facing several charges and is on the run. The dog fighting investigation began with an anonymous tip, something the Troup County marshals said they take very seriously. Marshals seized ...

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Police: Toddler dies, father charges upgraded

The father of a 21-month-old child was charged Thursday with felony murder after the toddler died. Marietta police said Holmes hit the young child with a closed fist in the head and ribs at the family’s Bentley Road apartment. The child was rushed to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in critical condition last Saturday, but did not survive. Police said the ...

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