Category Archives: Policy & Issues

Effective Black Leadership More Important Than Ever

It is hard to imagine a more dangerously narcissistic President than Donald Trump. His decisions erode civil rights gains and further embolden racism and white privilege; his foreign policy is just as scary. Keep in mind, however, Trump represents the feelings of those who voted for him, which is even scarier. Slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow… Read More »

Georgia GOPer warns black attorney she ‘may go missing’ if she tries to remove Confederate monument

A Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives issued a veiled threat of lynching to a black former colleague who expressed anti-Confederate memorial sentiments on his Facebook. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia State Rep. Jason Spencer (R) did exactly that on a Facebook post when former state representative LaDawn Jones expressed a distaste… Read More »

One of the oldest HBCUs in the country could fold in September

After years of financial trouble and heartbreaking enrollment decline, Cheyney University, one of the oldest Black institutions of higher education in America, is on the verge of fiscal ruin and in danger of losing its accreditation. Cheyney’s problems have sparked rallies, protests and an outpouring of support and outrage from state senators, alumni and others.… Read More »

CBC chairman Richmond talks HBCUs, impeachment and #RootOutRacism

During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. Richmond promised a “robust discussion” about impeachment by the CBC when Congress returns… Read More »