Category Archives: White House

Trump & Friends’ War on African American Women

It’s no secret that a toxic combination of misogyny and racism helped Donald J. Trump win the presidency. Never mind dog whistles and code—Trump proudly displayed his contempt for women and non-white people throughout his campaign. But another likely helper to that victory was one whose involvement Trump and his allies would prefer to have… Read More »

Blacks have a lot to lose with Trump’s new budget

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” targets a number of programs for severe cuts or outright elimination—programs that often help poor, working-class and Black families. The budget plans to cut almost $4 billion in Pell Grants. More then half of African American college students receive… Read More »

If Obama had acted like Trump…

Right-wing media to President Obama: We are so very sorry. That’s the message I got last week from the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page. The Journal abandoned efforts to make sense of President Trump’s outright fiction that Obama wiretapped him. Its editorial page — never a friend to Obama — wrote this last week… Read More »

Black Caucus has a lot to lose by not engaging Trump

President Donald Trump finally met with the Congressional Black Caucus last week. During the presidential campaign, Trump met mainly with former African-American athletes, Black entertainers and a few conservative African-American preachers, who were not the best representatives to have in a meeting on political issues affecting the African-American community. The Congressional Black Caucus is made… Read More »

Trump’s Vicious Attack on Black Communities

During the campaign and the first few weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency, it didn’t seem as though African Americans were explicitly targeted with negative policy directives (other than the cuts facing most middle- and working-class Americans, of course). Clearly, immigrants and people of Islamic faith were in the crosshairs. Trump’s campaign rhetoric was filled with… Read More »

Can Trumpism Last Without Minority Voters?

Compared with the ongoing firestorm over Russia and impending showdown over health care, President Trump’s meeting with Congressional Black Caucus leaders Wednesday might seem peripheral to a presidency careening through constant turmoil. But the session, which aired but didn’t resolve differences about the federal budget and other domestic issues, captured a critical test of his… Read More »