Category Archives: Race

This Is Not A New America For African Americans

Today, national and even international press are paying attention to racists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia. I, for one, am shocked that this story has yet to get old in this country. This country was developed and fermented upon the theory of manifest destiny. One only has to spend time with First Nation people or descendants… Read More »

Black Journalists Are Critical to Our Democracy

The election of Donald Trump and the actions of his young administration have spotlighted the importance of facts. Since President Trump’s inauguration, truth and honest analysis have become rare commodities in the White House. In addition to promoting false narratives and condoning unrepentant lying, the Trump administration has also made it difficult to access government data, research, and other forms… Read More »

Trump attacks black CEO who resigned from White House council over response to Charlottesville protests

It took President Donald Trump less than an hour to criticize Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier for resigning Monday from the White House’s American Manufacturing Council. Meanwhile, it’s been two days since white nationalists and neo-Nazis overtook a college town in Virginia, and Trump has yet to publicly condemn them. Frazier, an African-American, announced on Twitter… Read More »

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds To President Trump’s Latest Statement Following Charlottesville Attack

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement Monday after President Trump met with Attorney General Sessions and FBI Director Wray to discuss the mass violence that broke out in Charlottesville this weekend after thousands of KKK and white supremacist-inspired marchers staged a “Unite… Read More »