Category Archives: Federal Government

Does The Federal Hiring Freeze Put The Black Middle Class At Risk?

Sitting in the lobby of the headquarters of the American Federation of Government Employees, a labor union representing approximately 700,000 federal employees, Local 1410 president Felicia Sharp is clear when asked if she is worried about the federal hiring freeze President Donald Trump put into place in January. “Oh absolutely!” said Sharp, a federal employee… Read More »

After Backlash, DeVos Backpedals on Remarks on Historically Black Colleges

Facing a fierce backlash after she called historically black colleges and universities “real pioneers” of school choice, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, spent Tuesday afternoon backtracking on the controversial statement and highlighting the institutions’ roots in racism and segregation. Ms. DeVos, in a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday and in remarks at a luncheon… Read More »

NAACP Statement on the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was confirmed as the nation’s 84th US Attorney General this evening, despite intense opposition by the NAACP and hundreds of organizations due to his historically weak and questionable support for voting rights, police accountability and the rights of immigrants and women. The NAACP mobilized its memberships and collaborated with partners… Read More »