Category Archives: Politics

Harry Leslie Smith, 94, on Trump, refugees and poverty

London, England – When Harry Leslie Smith was a boy, his father hoped that by dragging his hungry son along as he begged for a shift

God On The Run- ‘Running to and from Church’

By Lucius Gantt

I attend church services about 35 times a year. I go to my neighborhood church every Sunday unless I am not feeling well, working, traveling or visiting some other “Holy” place like a

…and the beats go on: Dirty politics, disrespect and voters

What’s next for Democrats and Black America?

WASHINGTON—The latest crisis for the Democratic Party, sparked by former party interim chair Donna Brazile’s new tell-all

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and FABOM

Photo Above: Jim Madison, Florida Sun; City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer; Irene Pridgen, Pridgen Pro Media; and Devin Heflin, The Orlando Times

Buddy Dyer: Dyer has served as Mayor of the City of Orlando

TRUMP AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS MUST STOP THE BULLYING & PROMISING THREATS

Black lawmakers ask GBI to investigate Georgia Republican’s Threatening Promise of ‘go missing in Okefenokee’ comment

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus has asked state police to launch an investigation of a Georgia Republican who warned his Democratic former colleague she could “go missing in the Okefenokee” over her calls to tear down Civil War monuments.

Brazil ‘Genocide’ of Black Youth Kills 1 Every 23 Minutes

The shocking amount of killings of young Black people in Brazil revealed in a new report shows that Black lives don’t matter in the South American country.
The crisis of fatal violence against Afro-descendents in Brazil that sees one Black youth killed every 23 minutes in what some have called an “undeclared civil war,” according to a new Senate committee report announced on Monday, is leading experts to raise alarm over a “genocide” suffered by young Black people in the South American country.

Republicans Winning and Democrats No Plan or Platform

By Roger Caldwell

Democrats can never win in America, without the Black vote, and a progressive platform.

Trump and the Republicans are winning with poll numbers in the thirties, and the Democratic leadership has no strategy to change the trajectory of this administration. The Republicans control the House, the Senate and the Executive Branch, and there appears nothing the Democrats can do.

The Democrats can filibuster, resist, and obstruct the Republicans policies, but when it is time for a vote, the Republicans win. In the House they win by 24 votes, and in the Senate they win by 2 votes.

Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts

Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government

”At worst, it really is part of a systematic agenda to roll back civil rights.”

This story originally appeared on ProPublica.For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access for the disabled and defending the religious.