Category Archive: National

Feb 24

TRUMP AND THE BLACK CAUCUS PLAN TO MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME

  By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Following a bizarre exchange with American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan, the Congressional Black Caucus is in talks with President Donald Trump to set up a meeting. Trump asked, Ryan, a veteran Black journalist, if she could set up a meeting with him and …

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Feb 10

CBC MEMBERS PROTEST TRUMP’S “MUSLIM BAN” AT AIRPORTS NATIONWIDE

  By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) At the height of the protests over President Donald Trump’s executive order that imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim countries, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) arrived at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport and asked airport officials how many people were being detained at the airport as a result …

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Jan 31

TRUMP SPEAKS OF ENDING “CARNAGE” AS HE ENTERS WHITE HOUSE

  By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Donald Trump’s inaugural address was heavy on nationalism and populism. It also was light on any attempt to bridge the divide between his supporters and those who didn’t support him, thousands of whom marched in the streets at record numbers the day after his inaugural. Speaking for …

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Jan 20

TODAY’S ACTIVISTS CAN LEARN FROM KING’S “CREATIVE DISRUPTION” TACTICS

  By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, he envisioned all kinds of people descending on our nation’s capital, bringing demands to federal agencies. He envisioned people pushing for affordable housing, for quality education, for better health care, for minority business development programs, and …

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Jan 06

THE CBC PLACES BLACKS IN POWER ON CAPITOL HILL

  By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In early December, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies led by Spencer Overton, released a devastating report on staff diversity in the United States Senate. “African-Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but only 0.9 percent of top Senate staffers,” the report found. …

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Dec 16

BLACKONOMICS: BLACK FOLKS NEED TO STOP DRINKING THE FOOL-AID

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Negroes…sometimes choose their own leaders but unfortunately they are too often the wrong kind. Negroes do not readily follow persons with constructive programs. Almost any sort of exciting appeal or trivial matter presented to them may receive immediate attention…and liberal support.” — Carter G. Woodson The term “Drinking the …

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Nov 25

DEMOCRATS COULD LOSE EVEN MORE IN 2018

  By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The apprehension that I felt upon Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election has only increased as he has announced the appointments of his chief of staff, strategist, and cabinet members. As of this writing, he has mainly announced the selection of older White men, including the racist, …

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