Category Archives: White House

Black college meeting is on, White House says

The White House said it won’t postpone a conference on historically black colleges next month, rejecting calls from African-American lawmakers who said President Donald Trump should shelve the event after his comments about the fatal protest in Charlottesville, Va. The Sept. 17-19 conference will go on as scheduled, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, director for communications for the… Read More »

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds Condemns President Trump For Again Blaming “Both Sides” For Violence In Charlottesville

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement Tuesday after President Trump once again sought to diminish the role white supremacist marchers played in a violent protest in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend: “The President’s statements today rubbed salt into the wounds of millions of… Read More »

Trump attacks black CEO who resigned from White House council over response to Charlottesville protests

It took President Donald Trump less than an hour to criticize Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier for resigning Monday from the White House’s American Manufacturing Council. Meanwhile, it’s been two days since white nationalists and neo-Nazis overtook a college town in Virginia, and Trump has yet to publicly condemn them. Frazier, an African-American, announced on Twitter… Read More »

Trump pick Sam Clovis stoked birther conspiracy, called Eric Holder a ‘racist black’

Sam Clovis, Donald Trump’s pick to be chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, pushed unfounded theories about then-President Barack Obama’s upbringing and called then-Attorney General Eric Holder a “racist black,” a CNN KFile review of Clovis’s writings and radio broadcasts during 2012 and 2013 has found. Clovis was a conservative radio host and political… Read More »