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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Trump, Financial Disclosure

Trump’s 87 Judicial Nominees Include Zero Black Or Hispanic Women

Indeed, the most immediately obvious thing about his picks is how strikingly little diversity there is among them. Trump hasn’t found a single woman of color he deems qualified to sit on the federal bench. According to Pew Research, only 21 percent of Trump’s judges are women, and only 10 percent of Trump’s judges are nonwhite. Not one of his picks is a black or Hispanic woman.

March 21, 2018

Democrats’ Missing Voters: Young, Diverse, Working-Class (And Mostly Liberal)

But what the candidates stand for (and against) is arguably less important at this early juncture than the campaign strategies they choose to pursue. Here the choices facing Democratic voters are starker and simpler, driven less by personality and policy than by political calculation and the urgency of (re)defeating Trump.

March 19, 2018

Why Trump Remains Silent On Texas Bombings

Although there have been three reported bombings in Austin, Texas, the current administration under Donald Trump has issued zero official comments on the incidents. In fact, there’s a peculiar silence surrounding the heinous explosions that led to the horrific deaths of three people, all of them people of color. Two of the victims were Black while one was Latina.

March 17, 2018
white nationalists

White Nationalists Split In Extramarital Blowup

The 36-year-old Parrott recently learned Heimbach and his wife had been having an affair, which they insisted was over. Parrott’s wife and stepdaughter lured Heimbach to a setup at their Paoli trailer to see if he would agree to continue the affair, and Parrott and the stepdaughter waited outside and watched through a window.

March 15, 2018

Former RNC Chairman Blasts CPAC Boss For Defending Racism

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele had a fiery exchange on Saturday with Matt Schlapp, the head of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), after another CPAC official made a very public — and very racist — remark about Steele at the annual gathering of far-right ideologues.

February 25, 2018

Deputy Mayor Apologizes For Comparing Immigrants To Raccoons, Trump To An Exterminator

Mendham Township Deputy Mayor Rick Blood, who is also the public works director in Roxbury, said he did not write the eight-paragraph screed but copied it from someone else, whom he declined to identify, before posting it to his Facebook page on Sunday morning.

February 13, 2018

New Study: White Nationalists Are Worst Terror Threat

Last June, the Trump administration rescinded funds previously earmarked to counter right-wing extremism and white supremacist violence. Just two months later, 19 people were injured and protester Heather Heyer was killed by a neo-Nazi demonstrator in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.

February 13, 2018

Fox News Executive VP Rails Against Diversity Of US Olympians: “Darker, Gayer, Different”

Moody decried the strides Team USA has made toward diversity of its athletes in a February 7 op-ed published on Though this is Team USA’s most diverse delegation of athletes ever, as The Washington Post reported, the U.S. Olympic Committee still has a lot of progress to make…

February 10, 2018

Donald Trump Is Shamelessly Exploiting An NFL Player’s Death To Push His Racist Immigration Policy

In tweets shared on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump used NFL player Edwin Jackson’s death to exacerbate anti-immigrant sentiment across the nation. The president tweeted that it was “so disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson.

February 7, 2018
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence holds a joint news conference with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) following a House Republican party conference meeting in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“Red-Faced” Pence Humiliated By Trump’s Racism At Church Service Honoring MLK

Donald Trump may be psychologically impervious to feeling shame for his actions. But some other members of his administration seem all too easy to humiliate for their association with him. On Martin Luther King Day, Mike Pence and his wife attended a ceremony at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Maryland.

January 16, 2018

Trump Hotel Pranked: ‘This Place Is A Shithole’ [VIDEO]

Trump Hotel in downtown Washington DC got a surprise makeover last night—with the expletive President Donald Trump has used to describe developing world countries beamed onto its outer walls. Video posted on Twitter shows the words “This Place is a Shithole” projected onto the walls of the hotel Saturday night, alongside poop emojis, and an arrow pointing at the establishment’s arched entrance.

January 15, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

GOP Experiences Resurgence Of Racism

That would be Coretta Scott King’s greatest achievement. She and other civil rights activists, including singer Stevie Wonder, had to counter the ugly opposition of explicit racists such as North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, and more subtle skeptics, such as the president himself.

January 15, 2018
Tami Sawyer

After Successfully Bringing Down Her Local Confederate Statues, This Activist Says She’s Ready For Office

2017 wasn’t an easy year for progressive activists by any stretch. Between the Muslim ban, the riot in Charlottesville and the struggling Dream Act, it was hard to find any silver linings for social justice. But in cities throughout the U.S., grassroots activism resulted in the successful removal of some of the remaining monuments of our country’s dark past…

January 15, 2018

Here Are The Right-Wing Media Figures Defending Trump’s Racist “Shithole” Comment

During a meeting on immigration policy in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump reportedly questioned the United States’ policy of accepting immigrants from, what he said, were “shithole countries,” such as Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations. In the aftermath of the president’s racist remarks, many in right-wing media rallied around him to defend his comments.

January 14, 2018

Entire Continent Of Africa Demands Retraction From Racist Trump

“The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity,” the union said in a statement.

January 14, 2018
Trump, FBI, Twitter

Haiti Accuses Trump Of Laundering Money For Former Dictator ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier

More than a fifth of Trump’s condominiums in the U.S. have been purchased since the 1980s in secretive cash transactions that fit a Treasury Department definition of suspicious transactions, reported Buzzfeed News.

January 14, 2018
poll watchers

Trump Thought Only Black People Were On Welfare

In the spring of 2017, the newly elected president met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. During that meeting, one of the members mentioned to Trump that welfare reform would be detrimental to her constituents— adding, “Not all of whom are black,” according to NBC.

January 13, 2018

Ohio Senate Candidate Defends Trump’s Racist Remarks

During an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, Renacci suggested that because Trump’s racist, vile language mirrors what some Americans privately think, that makes it OK for the president of the United States to give voice to those vulgar attacks.

January 13, 2018
Trump, Tone

Trump Complains About Allowing Immigrants From ‘Shithole’ Countries

“What do we want Haitians here for?” the president asked, according to the people briefed. “Why do we want all these people from Africa here? Why do we want all these people from shithole countries?” The president added, “We should have people from places like Norway.”

January 12, 2018

Racist Joe Arpaio Running For Senate In Arizona Opens Up GOP To Another Alabama

Less than a month ago, the Republican Party went all-in for pedophilia and lost an election in one of the reddest, most pro-Trump states. Now the party is again courting disaster with the announcement that criminally racist former sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat.

January 10, 2018

Whoa, Oprah In 2020?

Oprah Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech with its hopeful message, “a new day is on the horizon,” has lit up the internet with the #Oprah2020 hashtag and spontaneous expressions of support, as well as previews of how Republicans would go negative on her.

January 10, 2018
Protestor Ieshia Evans is approached by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Police Killed More Than 1,000 Civilians In 2017

News headlines in 2017 were primarily dominated by coverage of President Donald Trump’s administration and tense party politics. But while most the attention was focused on the president’s antics, officers in police departments around the country killed over 1,000 civilians.

January 2, 2018

4 Reasons For A Surprising Change In Racial Incarceration Trendlines

It’s long been a given that racial disparities plague the nation’s criminal justice system. That’s still true—black people are incarcerated at a rate five times higher than that of white people—but the disparities are decreasing, and there are a number of interesting reasons behind the trend.

December 29, 2017
black women protest

How Hospitals Are Failing Black Mothers

Researchers have found that women who deliver at these so-called “black-serving” hospitals are more likely to have serious complications — from infections to birth-related embolisms to emergency hysterectomies — than mothers who deliver at institutions that serve fewer black women.

December 28, 2017
Democrats struggling to stem the tide

Democrats Should Dial Back Racial Bargaining

Have they considered the strong possibility that Alabama’s African-American voters did it for themselves? They had a choice between a man who had convicted Klansmen of murdering black girls at a church and someone who spoke nostalgically of slavery. Let alone that Roy Moore would have tried to take away their health care and Jones will defend it.

December 27, 2017