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Black Leaders Stay Away From Civil Rights Museum Opening Due To Trump’s Attendance

Black Leaders Stay Away From Civil Rights Museum Opening Due To Trump’s Attendance

President Donald Trump attended the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Saturday morning, touring the museum and delivering prepared remarks. However, there was quite an elephant in the room during Trump’s visit, and it was not only his past issues with civil rights and racism. Many black leaders in the civil rights community […]

University Of Southern Florida Case Is Emblematic Of US Rape Culture (Video)

University Of Southern Florida Case Is Emblematic Of US Rape Culture  (Video)

From Harvey Weinstein to Charlie Rose, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), recent workplace sexual misconduct allegations have dominated daily headlines. Amid all the high-profile accusations, though, it’s easy to forget one environment no stranger to sexual assault and harassment–the college campus. All across the country, students are accusing college and university […]

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Amid the glaring problems with the Republicans’ rewrite of our tax code, there is another issue that should concern us–time. Is there enough of it to allow America to adjust to the changes since several provisions in the bill one step away from President Donald Trump’s desk are slated to take effect January 1–weeks away? According […]

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

“I’m so tired of racism, bro.” According to Chicago police dashcam footage, this is what Tyler Lumar said outside the clinic he had just left in a fury after a doctor accused Lumar of reselling his prescription cough medicine. He told police: “That’s racial profiling. I don’t gangbang, I went to Oak Park and River […]

Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

When President Donald Trump announced Monday he would be reducing the sizes of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, he delivered the following message: “The families and communities of Utah know and love this land the best, and you know the best how to take care of your land. You know how to protect […]

A Blank Webpage Tells Us All We Need About National AIDS Policy (Video)

A Blank Webpage Tells Us All We Need About National AIDS Policy (Video)

If you’ve been at all paying attention the past year, you know the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue doesn’t really care much about us–unless we’re rich, or part of the 34 percent still holding on to the belief President Donald Trump is a messiah for the ages. But in case we need another reminder, […]

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

Well, it happened. Early Saturday morning, Senate Republicans narrowly passed the most sweeping tax reform bill in three decades. President Donald Trump is now steps away from his first legislative victory. In the 51-49 vote requiring frenetic last-minute revision, Republicans chose to hand the richest Americans and corporations, already sitting on mountains of wealth, another massive tax […]

Trump Angers Britain By Re-Tweeting Anti-Muslim Videos (Video)

Trump Angers Britain By Re-Tweeting Anti-Muslim Videos (Video)

The day will come when we will no longer have to report on President Donald Trump’s problematic tweets. Today, though, is not the day. Once again, the president’s itchy twitter fingers have stirred up controversy. This time the president has retweeted the deputy leader of a British far-right group’s anti-Muslim videos. Trump’s 43.6 million Twitter followers got to see British […]

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

The Senate is expected very soon to vote on the Republican tax “reform” bill that passed the House of Representatives two weeks ago. Many fear it’s going to pass. Those on the right are still trying to sell it as a sweetheart deal for the American people, because it will “cut taxes.” True, it will. […]

Education Dept.’s Next Move–Rescind Students’ Civil Rights Protections (Video)

Education Dept.’s Next Move–Rescind Students’ Civil Rights Protections (Video)

Upon assuming her role as the nation’s education advocate, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to rescind support requiring the U.S. Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awards lucrative contracts. Interestingly, these are the very companies in which DeVos and her family have vested business interests. Then she reversed former President Barack Obama’s directive […]

Haitian Immigrants Flee To Canada–Who’s Next In Trump’s ‘Merica? (Video)

Haitian Immigrants Flee To Canada–Who’s Next In Trump’s ‘Merica?  (Video)

It’s a good thing we have hospitable neighbors. Last week, we learned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently informed 50,000 Haitian immigrants living in the United States with temporary protected status (TPS) they have 18 months to find residence elsewhere. Canada is prepared to accept them. Haitians who make the trek–many on foot–can expect heated trailers waiting to provide […]

The Trial Has Begun For Inauguration Day Protesters And Journalists Who Face 70 Years In Prison (Video)

The Trial Has Begun For Inauguration Day Protesters And Journalists Who Face 70 Years In Prison (Video)

The trial has begun for six defendants accused of rioting during President Donald Trump’s inauguration. They are Michelle Macchio, 26, of Naples, Fla.; Jennifer Armento, 38, of Philadelphia; Christina Simmons, 20, of Cockeysville, Md.; Alexei Wood, 37, of San Antonio; Oliver Harris, 28, of Philadelphia; and Brittne Lawson, 27, of Pittsburgh. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff, these […]

Haitian Immigrants With Temporary Status Are Given 18 Months To Leave (Video)

Haitian Immigrants With Temporary Status Are Given 18 Months To Leave (Video)

We recently learned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted leniency to 4,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients whose renewal documents had been sitting unclaimed in a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mailbox. But before we jump to any conclusions about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies not being as authoritarian as we were […]

DACA Renewal Applications Were Not ‘Late’ Despite Initial Report (Video)

DACA Renewal Applications Were Not ‘Late’ Despite Initial Report (Video)

It appears as though 4,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients will be granted a filing extension after requisite documents were reported “late.” On November 10, the New York Times reported slow mail delivery was responsible. However, a lawsuit filed November 14 against President Donald Trump’s administration alleges the documents had been received on time and ignored in a […]

Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Resigns After Being Caught Having Sex In His Office With A Man

Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Resigns After Being Caught Having Sex In His Office With A Man

Wes Goodman, a Republican state legislator in Ohio, made a name for himself with hardline anti-LGBT ideas and his resolute Christian values. That all came tumbling down for him this week, as the married lawmaker was caught cheating on his wife. In his office. With a man. Goodman regularly campaigned on “family values,” and his […]

NEW VIDEO Shows 16 Women Telling How Donald Trump Sexually Assaulted Them

NEW VIDEO Shows 16 Women Telling How Donald Trump Sexually Assaulted Them

While most of the attention being paid to the subject of sexual assault involves Hollywood figures of would-be senators from Alabama, let’s not forget that the debate actually began when President Trump was running for office a year ago. That’s when we saw the infamous Access Hollywood tape on which Trump proudly told host Billy […]

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re at it again. As if the proposed Senate Republican tax plan did not put enough targets on average Americans’ backs, according to multiple reports, the revised bill includes another insult: repeal the Affordable Care Act’s, aka Obamacare, individual mandate. The individual mandate is the most controversial part of former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. It requires all […]

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

Last year, public sector unions dodged a bullet after the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA) case that threatened to eliminate fair share fees, aka union dues, that support strong collective bargaining efforts. Before that it was the 2014 Harris v. Quinn case. Now the war on public sector unions has returned with Janus v. American […]

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

Even if the rumors about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ impending resignation are true, the attack upon America’s teachers is just getting started. The Supreme Court announced in September it is going to hear early next year the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) case that threatens to flip the entire nationwide public […]