Category Archives: White House

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Launch of Commission to Review Unfounded Claims of Voter Fraud

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released the following statement Thursday in response to alarming reports that President Trump will launch a commission to review his unfounded claims of voter suppression. According to reports, the commission will be co-led by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach,… Read More »

HBCUs question administration understanding of their purpose

A White House statement suggesting that construction funding for historically black colleges and universities might be unconstitutional reveals a fundamental misunderstanding that the schools favor blacks and other minorities over white students, advocates for the schools said Monday. Because they are called HBCUs “suggests to some that the institutions are for blacks and not others,… Read More »

Trump Walks Back Threat to Defund Black Colleges

When President Trump signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Friday, he zeroed in on a tiny sliver of it, suggesting that he might disregard $20 million in funding for loan subsidies and other aid to historically black universities. Two nights later, after a storm of criticism, the White House walked back the threat in… Read More »

‘Auntie Maxine’ and the quest for impeachment

The overflow crowd at Busboys and Poets was black and white and shades in between, yuppies in chinos and activists in message T-shirts, bubbling with excitement to hear from the special guest at the restaurant’s open mic night. Instead of a poet or a musician, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) stepped onto the stage, showered with… Read More »