Tag: Congressional Black Caucus

Video: Maxine Waters Says It's Crucial for Black Communities to Vote in Midterm Elections

The National Newspaper Publishers Association honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) with a National Leadership Award during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday night. Waters urged the association of more than 200 Black-owned community newspapers from around the U.S. to encourage Black people…

Navy Lifts Ban on Locs for Women

The U.S.Navy has lifted the ban on dreadlocks, ponytails and braids for women, joining the Marines, Air Force and Army. Petty Officer 1st Class Jacqualynn Leak led the movement to overturn the outdated dress code. I wanted to make an argument so compelling that every reason my chain of command…

State of the Union a Dog Whistle to Racists

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke was one of the first to commend President Donald Trump on his State of the Union (SOTU) address Tuesday night as the entire speech was an affirmation of Trump’s view of whose lives matter. “Americans are dreamers, too,” Trump said at the…

Trump Doesn't Care What Black Lawmakers Think About Immigration

President Donald Trump reportedly not only made vulgar insults against Haiti, El Salvador and African nations during a combative immigration reform meeting last week, he also said he didn’t care about the Congressional Black Caucus’ (CBC) input, according to reports. Trump, who has declared he’s not a racist, has no…