Category Archives: Federal Government

Defense Department grant will aid in researching missing Tuskegee Airmen

A two-year renewable grant from the U.S. Department of Defense will enable Tuskegee University to conduct historical and genealogical research on unaccounted for, or “missing,” Tuskegee Airmen. The grant, under the auspices of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), will establish a postdoctoral research fellowship in college’s Department of History and Political Science. This postdoctoral… Read More »

US Mint worker leaves noose for black colleague

The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia put an employee on administrative leave after a noose was found at the plant on the chair of an African-American colleague. The unidentified employee created the noose with rope used to seal coin bags once they’re full, according to the president of the mint workers union. Surveillance video captured the… Read More »

This New Deal Agency Promoted Civil Rights. Trump Wants to Kill It.

The Trump administration is quietly dismantling a historic government agency that has policed discrimination among federal contractors since the New Deal. The dramatic move—pushed by lobbyists from the Heritage Foundation now working in the White House—to disband the Federal Contract Compliance Programs has enormous implications for an American workforce where nearly one of every four… Read More »

Congressional Black Caucus calls on Trump administration to invest in prosecuting hate crimes

The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to direct more resources toward investigating hate crimes against minorities. In a letter to the heads of the Department of Justice, FBI and Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) cited recent reports in Washington, D.C., of nooses hung at… Read More »

Senators try to quiet Harris, but she doesn’t back down

Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr shut down a line of questioning from California Sen. Kamala Harris at Wednesday’s high-profile hearing, admonishing her and other Democrats to stop cutting off witnesses. The move rankled some on Twitter who argued the North Carolina Republican was singling out Harris, one of three women on the intelligence panel,… Read More »