The reviews of Donald Trump’s first 100 days have generally focused on his failures, flip-flops and follies. We’ve heard a lot about what he’s failed to achieve, but far too little about what he is intent on doing.
“Unprecedented. It’s a word that has been used to describe the 2016 presidential campaign and election season, not to mention the nascent Trump administration. With unfinished business in the areas of racial justice, race relations and economic inequality, many anticipate a fight to defend the progress that has been made, while also resisting retrenchment in these critical areas.… The 2017 National Urban League Equality Index provides a veritable ‘line in the sand’ from which to measure where the country goes from here.”
The GOP is pleased; it managed to jam through a health care bill that is bound for the Senate.
“They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order and altogether unfit to associate with the White race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior that they had ‘no rights which the White man was bound to respect’; and that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit.”
Families who have assembled the necessary financial resources to apply, qualify and purchase a home understandably value that key investment and its accompanying opportunity to build wealth. But buying the home is just the first step of securing the American Dream of homeownership.
Too many people know only one aspect of the counseling profession and may be unaware of all that professional counselors have to offer
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shouldn’t speak at historically Black Bethune-Cookman University’s graduation because she will bring controversy to a sacred moment for students and their families, a granddaughter of the college’s founder said.
The U.S. president recently attempted to tackle a historical question about America’s Civil War.
African Americans are three times more likely to develop kidney failure than White Americans. Despite that fact that African Americans make up only 12 percent of the U.S. population, African Americans make up 35 percent of patients awaiting kidney transplants, according to the Southwest Transplant Alliance.
Commissioner John Wiley Price was found not guilty of bribery and mail fraud charges Friday, while the jury failed to reach a verdict on other counts.
Chants of “No contract, no peace,” and verbal promises of a strike mingled with the sounds of the downtown streets April 28 as AT&T employees protested outside the company’s annual stockholders meeting.
Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old Mesquite High School student, was shot and killed Saturday night after a Balch Springs police officer fired multiple rounds into a car that he was riding in. In an original statement to the press, authorities stated that the car was being driven in reverse toward the officer in an “aggressive manner.”
Deputy Chief Catrina Shead stood facing a small luncheon audience April 22 inside the headquarters of The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas. Yet just as her feet were planted singularly in Oak Cliff, the officer also thoughtfully, confidently, linked three different worlds.
“In 2017, we’re taking hot lunches out of a child’s hands and throwing it away ... We’re one of the wealthiest and most powerful nations in the world and we’re not feeding our children lunch. They are experiencing real hunger in the middle of the school day and to me that’s just unacceptable.” – New Mexico State Sen. Michael Padilla
As Donald Trump neared the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focused primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents. It was a mistake, however, to discount the threat that the Trump administration poses to our fundamental rights. His attorney general, former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, is a case in point.
Throughout my 21 years in the Texas Legislature, I have fought hard to address the needs of my constituents in Dallas. While there are a number of issues that keep me awake at night, providing students with the tools they need to succeed remains my top priority. Our future leaders deserve our time and focus as we prepare them to tackle the issues of today and tomorrow, and I am proud to continue this effort by authoring HB 2159
Since its inception, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has faced an unrelenting onslaught of attacks. From lawmakers to lobbyists and business organizations, many still maintain that the marketplace should regulate itself, and government should just get out of the way.
The Vietnamese control the nail industry; the Koreans control the major distribution channel for Black hair care products; Jewish people control the music industry; the Indians/Pakistanis control a major portion of the hotel/motel industry; and the Chinese control economic enclaves, as do Greeks, Italians, Mexicans, Cubans, Polish and Irish people. What do Blacks control?
Every so often I think about the courage and the determination that Black people had as they waged the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They were, as Fannie Lou Hamer so eloquently said, “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” They were tired of being treated like objects, tired of not being heard, tired of having to swallow their pride in order to save their lives and scrape the bottom of the American system for a decent way to live.