Category Archives: White House

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 »

JFK’s “New Frontier” vs. Trump’s America the Usual

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III – “But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus…But I believe the times demand… Read More »

Trump Won’t Address Critical Infrastructure Needs of African-Americans

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives America’s infrastructure a D+ grade. No doubt, if they focused on just the infrastructure serving majority African American communities, America’s “black infrastructure” would receive a failing grade. A key purpose of racial segregation is to allow the dominant group to under-invest and under-develop the infrastructure serving the minority… Read More »

BAEO Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Education Budget Proposal

Jacqueline Cooper, president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), released the following statement on the Administration’s education priorities in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal: “While we applaud the Administration’s efforts to expand parental choice options for our nation’s children, including increased spending for public charter schools, a new private school voucher program,… Read More »