Black Politics

New DNC chair fires back at Trump: I’m ‘your worst nightmare’

When Donald Trump tweeted out a congratulations of sorts to the newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, he probably didn’t expect the man to clap back quite so hard or so quickly. Trump tweeted that he “couldn’t be happier” that Perez won the seat at the head of the table before the former Secretary of Labor told him ...

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Meet the black women seeking to change the face of the DNC

As Democrats regroup and reimagine a stronger and more engaged party, it is imperative they revisit the successes and lessons learned from the past. Black women voters have been the building blocks of winning coalitions for Democrats, a consistent and loyal constituency. Black women have been among the three most active voting groups in America. In 2008 and 2012, 70 ...

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White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration’s strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of Americans believe it should be legal. “I do believe you’ll see greater enforcement of it,” Spicer ...

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Bullying Leslie Jones wasn’t enough to take down Milo Yiannopoulos

Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, once the darling of the conservative movement, met his downfall this week, but it wasn’t because of his relentless harassment of black women like Leslie Jones, his sexism, antisemitism, Islamophobia or homophobia. It was actually his support for pedophilia that finally did him in. The openly gay white supremacist troll, Trump supporter and mascot of ...

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Trump wildly claims that Obama is behind White House leaks

Donald Trump’s White House has been plagued by leaks, and Trump believes it is the fault of the former president, Barack Obama. “I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it,” Trump said during a Fox & Friends interview that is set to air on Tuesday. “And some of the leaks possibly come from ...

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Trump meets with HBCU presidents, and people aren’t too happy

Dozens of Historically Black College and University leaders met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Monday, just before he is expected to sign an executive order that will provide aide to HBCUs under his “New Deal for Black America.” Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who told the visiting HBCU presidents how much he and ...

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Petition calls for Obama to run for office in France 

Barack Obama might not be the most popular President among a certain segment of America, but the French are electing a new President in April and many are saying they want to see Obama run. The Obama17 petition is looking to gather 1 million signatures to convince the former US president to run for office in France. Approximately 500 posters ...

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George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: ‘We need answers’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. The Republican also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check, noting that ...

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Jeff Sessions is a lying bigot who should resign

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who has been the U.S. Attorney General for only a few weeks, may find himself out of a job at the rate he’s going. But unemployment could be the least of his worries, in light of reports that he lied under oath during his confirmation hearing. Trump’s top law enforcer, who plans to cause so much trouble ...

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Donald Trump played president last night, but don’t be fooled

This morning, CNN has a headline heralding Donald Trump as “Presidential Trump.” During his first speech to Congress last night, President Donald Trump shunned his typical discordant tones in favor of more lofty, inspirational ones. Even left-leaning commenters like Van Jones praised Trump, going so far as to say he “became President” all in one night with his tribute to a ...

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