Tag: DNC

Trump Scolded by Father of U.S. Muslim Soldier Killed in Action

The Muslim father of a U.S. soldier killed while serving in Iraq passionately admonished Donald Trump Thursday night for his hateful rhetoric, religious intolerance and overall disrespect of communities and cultures. In what has been called the most powerful speech given at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week,…

Transgender History Made at Democratic Convention

Sarah McBride became the first openly transgender person to address a major party convention; party platform includes “transgender” for first time. By Sheryl Estrada Sarah McBride Along with Hillary Clinton making history as the first woman to accept a major party’s presidential nomination on Thursday, LGBTQ rights activist Sarah McBride…

#ObamaSpeech: Trump Shows No Regard for Working People or Inclusion

President Obama also addressed benefits of immigration and working through racial divide. By Sheryl Estrada President Barack Obama on Wednesday night called out Donald Trump on his indifference to working people, diversity, inclusion and equality — key areas the president said are critical to advancing America. During the keynote address…

Slavery Wasn't Really That Bad for Some Slaves, Says Fox News' O'Reilly

According to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, slavery wasn’t really that bad for some slaves, particularly those involved in building the White House, who “were well-fed and had decent lodgings.” O’Reilly’s comments Tuesday were his attempt to correct First Lady Michelle Obama, who during her address at the Democratic National…

Diversity, Inclusion, Equality Take Center Stage at DNC

Party leaders calling the issues critical for human rights and economic benefits. By Sheryl Estrada Pat Spearman (D-Nev.) Diversity, inclusiveness and equality were the central themes during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday in Philadelphia, with party leaders and other guests making the case that these…

Democratic Platform Touts Diversity, Inclusion

The final version of the Democratic Party platform released Friday includes a strong embrace of minority rights, with sections focusing on ending systemic racism, reforming the criminal justice system and supporting historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions. The platform, which delegates will vote on at the Democratic…