Category Archives: White House

Black Minister Leaves Southern Baptist Convention Over Its Support of Trump, Alt-Right

In a scathing open letter published in The New York Times this week, an African-American minister announced his departure from the Southern Baptist Convention over the church’s reluctance to denounce white supremacy and its outward support of President Donald Trump. Lawrence Ware, who serves as co-director of the Center for Africana Studies at Oklahoma State… Read More »

America at the Dawn of Darkness

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “You’ve heard about some of these pet projects they really don’t make a whole lot of sense and sometimes these dollars go to projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good. Things like fruit fly research in Paris, France.” Sarah Palin October 24, 2008 “The concept… Read More »

White House aide Omarosa Manigault tackling Pentagon racial bias in military justice

Top White House aide Omarosa Manigault has taken an interest in how race affects military justice, receiving a briefing from Pentagon officials on a recent report that found black troops are far more likely to face punishment than their white comrades, according to government officials. Manigault, the top-ranking African American official inside the White House,… Read More »

How race and status anxiety affect the Trump vote

In Cullman, Alabama, the strawberry festival is in full swing. A community band is playing a medley of Beatles numbers interspersed with patriotic songs while people browse the stalls or wait for a turn on the bucking bronco. On stage Senator Luther Strange, who was appointed by Alabama’s governor when Jeff Sessions became attorney-general, is… 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 »

Voting Rights in the Trump Era

As a Texas native, I have witnessed many dark days in the fight to ensure voting rights for all people. The 2013 Supreme Court decision, Shelby County v. Holder, overturned portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in historically discriminatory states and allowed those states to implement changes to election laws without any checks… Read More »