Category Archives: Policy & Issues

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 »

New Program Molds HBCU Students into Tech Investors

An entrepreneur and co-founder of the Black Founders has launched HBCU.vc, a new program to teach students at the nation’s black colleges and universities how to become tech investors. Hadiyah Mujhid, founder and executive director of HBCU.vc, is partnering with several black investors who run some of Silicon Valley’s top venture firms to back the… Read More »

Power In Black Politics: The Relevancy Of Malcolm X’s ‘Ballot Or The Bullet’ Speech Today

Breaking away from the apolitical tenets of the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X defiantly introduced a comprehensive vision for Black American liberation and unity in his 1964 “Ballot or the Bullet” speech. The impetus for the passionate and fearless leader’s famous address was the 1964 presidential election, when Democratic President Lyndon Johnson was up for… Read More »

Another Battle in the War for Voting Rights

When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a crucial provision of the Voting Rights Act four years ago it was a heavy blow in a long war over voting rights. Now, even a hard fought victory for the NAACP in North Carolina is merely a preview for tougher voting rights battles ahead. On Monday, the… Read More »

Black politician ‘threatened with lynching’ after calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment

Donald Trump supporters reportedly threatened to “lynch” an African-American politician who called for the US President to be impeached. Democrat representative Al Green said he had been menaced with threatening phone calls after he took to the House floor to accuse Mr Trump of “obstruction of justice”. He reportedly played a number of voicemails that… Read More »