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Ask the CEO: Is Criticism of Schumer and Pelosi Ageism?

Or is a tyranny of old people and a lack of leadership skills, most importantly mentoring and sponsoring the next generation, open for criticism?

I received a comment from a reader on my last column.

Here's the gist of it:

"I did not tweet or post (your last column) because of the ageist comment/s made about Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. I have no problem with them being criticized as lackluster, but not because of their age."

Here's my response:

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Ask the CEO: Crisis at the Border

"Here's the real crisis at the border: children are dying," writes DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti.

A photo of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin who died while in the custody of the United States Border Patrol in December 2018. / REUTERS

After watching the president conclusively prove he can read off a teleprompter, I struggled to stay awake as the 146-year-old couple (Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) robotically read through an uninspired response.

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Maxine Waters' Office Evacuated Due to 'Anne Thrax' Package

Amid recent death threats against the congresswoman, a package suspected to contain Anthrax wasn't taken lightly.

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Someone noticed a suspicious package sent to Rep. Maxine Waters' (D-Calif.) district office in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon addressed to "Anne Thrax." As Waters has recently received death threats, the authorities were contacted.

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Black Women Slam Top Democrats for 'Failure to Protect' Maxine Waters — a 'Shero'

The leaders expressed "profound indignation and deep disappointment" with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over failure to protect Waters from the Trump administration's attacks.

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Top Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are under fire for their lack of support for Rep. Maxine Waters, who spoke "truth to power in challenging the Trump Administration to do the right thing by ending a 'zero tolerance' immigration policy," according to more than 150 Black women leaders.

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Trump Amps Up Attacks on Black Women, Calls ‘Crazy’ Maxine Waters ‘Corrupt’

"I was blessed with courage. And I was blessed with the kind of strength that does not allow me to be intimidated by the likes of Donald Trump," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said over the weekend.

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President Trump's administration has a habit of disrespecting Black women, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is no stranger to personal hatred from the president himself.

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Maxine Waters Cancels Events Amid Shooting and Lynching Threats

After President Trump warned Waters to "Be careful" she received a serious threat.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has received increased death threats after she called for protestors to publicly question Trump officials. But this week, the congresswoman said she received "several very serious threats" leading to event cancellations.

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Suck It Up, We’re Screwed

Decades of incompetent Democratic leadership — and disregard for diversity — has taken us down this path.

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy puts our country at a crossroads where there's only one expected outcome: a bizarrely out of touch and unrepresentative Supreme Court, for generations to come.

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Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) celebrates with Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. / REUTERS

President Donald Trump refused to invite the Golden State Warriors to a customary White House visit for NBA champions. So, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee invited the players and their families to the Capitol instead.

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Nancy Pelosi Looms as Impediment to Democrats' Hopes in November Elections. Time for New Leadership?

Terrible approval numbers and poor reputation caused the Democratic upset winner in the Pennsylvania special election to conspicuously disrespect her.

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As Democrats celebrate victories in primaries and special elections nationwide — in areas Republicans have traditionally been victorious — the GOP is looking every which way to maintain control of Congress. One strategy the Republican Party employed is very telling of the state of the Democratic Party, though.

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John Conyers Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Conyers was the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives and a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan announced Tuesday he is resigning from Congress following accusations that he sexually harassed former female staff members.

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Congresswoman, Questioning Why Sexual Harassment Isn't Being Taken Seriously, Walks Out of House Democrat Meeting

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) displays a sharp divide between how generations believe people in power should be treated.

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While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) aligned herself on the wrong side of handling sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) demonstrated — again — that she has no time for protecting predators, no matter what their status.

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Nancy Pelosi Does Not Stand with Women Accusing Rep. Conyers of Sexual Harassment

"John Conyers is an icon in our country. He's done a great deal to protect women," according to Pelosi, who did not say whether Conyers should resign.

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When it comes to sexual harassment, women do not have an ally in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

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