Category: american black politics

Trump friends, former staff cash in on COVID-19 crisis

July 7, 2020
A former deputy assistant secretary for legislation in the Department of Health and Human Services under Trump, Courtney Lawrence, is now a lobbyist for health insurance giant Cigna. The spouse of former White House counsel Don McGahn, Shannon McGahn, worked for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in 2017-18. Now she’s the top lobbyist for the National

Biden’s Big Climate Decision: Will He Embrace His Task Force’s Goals?

July 6, 2020
[ad_1] WASHINGTON — From the earliest days of his presidential campaign, progressive climate advocates viewed Joseph R. Biden Jr. with deep skepticism. He declined to fully endorse the Green New Deal. He opposed a total ban on fracking. Young activists were scathing in their criticism of him, and he was at times openly dismissive of

MoveOn members in 2019: Putting our people power to work | MoveOn.Org

July 6, 2020
[ad_1] By Peyton Forte. Tuesday, December 31 2019 2019 | MoveOn members | people power MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year

Joni Ernst Kisses Her Senate Seat Goodbye As She Refuses To Admit Trump’s Failed Virus Leadership

July 6, 2020
[ad_1] Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said that two US Ebola deaths under Obama were failed leadership, but Trump isn’t failing after 130,000 coronavirus deaths. Transcript via CNN’s State Of The Union:BASH: OK, Senator, let’s turn to the coronavirus crisis. Cases in your home state of Iowa have steadily risen for the last two weeks. You

Let Republicans Help Defeat Trump, but Don’t Be Fooled

July 6, 2020
[ad_1] The Lincoln Project republicans came out in full force last December, declaring in a New York Times op-ed their mission of defeating both Trump this November as well as Trumpism, meaning they are seeking to erase the republican majority in the senate.  This majority, in their view, has enabled Trump and promises similarly damaging

As battleground states become pandemic hotspots, Trump’s numbers only get worse, worse, worse

July 6, 2020
[ad_1] At this point, per our daily Civiqs tracking polls, there aren’t a lot of states left happy with Trump’s response to the virus.  But as harsh as that national map looks, with voters in all but the reddest states disapproving of the federal response, let’s look at the shift in those answering “not satisfied

How anti-Trump Republicans got into his head. Spoiler alert: It was easy.

July 6, 2020
[ad_1] Seeking to defend President Donald Trump from questions over whether he actually reads his daily intelligence briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters last week that “the president does read” and “is the most informed person on planet Earth when it comes to the threats we face.”Within an hour, the Lincoln Project,

Stacey Abrams and Power of Black Vote in South

October 19, 2019
See larger image While Justice Sleeps: A Novel (Kindle Edition) New From: $11.99 In Stock Stacey Abrams Showed Power of African American Vote in South In the 2018 election for Governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams achieved a historical milestone. Like Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama before her, Stacey Abrams demonstrated the power of the African

Raise $12 Million by 2020 for Black Candidates

October 11, 2019
Black candidates received a significant boost in the 2018 midterm elections due to the strategy of the Collective PAC. Founded in 2016, by husband-and-wife team Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, the Collective PAC is a Political Action Committee whose mission is to build Black political power by raising money for clack candidates. The growing

Epic 1972 National Black Political Convention

September 28, 2019
The Defeat of Black Power: Civil Rights and the National Black Political Convention of 1972 [Leonard N. Moore] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For three days in 1972 in Gary, Indiana, eight thousand American civil rights activists and Black Power leaders gathered at the National Black Political Convention

Barak Obama Mic Drop Out

September 15, 2019
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Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency

November 3, 2015
Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency [Charlie Savage] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage's penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush's global war on terror. Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes

Fire on the Prairie: Chicago’s Harold Washington and the Politics of Race

November 3, 2015
Fire on the Prairie: Chicago's Harold Washington and the Politics of Race [Gary Rivlin] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dust jacket notes: Chicago--the city whose name is synonymous with urban politics; the city of sharply divided ethnic and racial enclaves; the city whose police force shocked America during the 1968 Democratic convention and

A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young

November 3, 2015
A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young [Andrew Young] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The stirring spiritual memoirs of Andrew Young--civil rights activist, minister, and statesman--show how God's hand led him through some of the most significant experiences of 20th-century America. Filled with eyewitness anecdotes

A Time to Speak, A Time to Act

August 27, 2015
A Time to Speak, A Time to Act [Julian bond] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by Julian bond

Black Leaders on Leadership: Conversations with Julian Bond (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)

August 27, 2015
Black Leaders on Leadership: Conversations with Julian Bond (Palgrave Studies in Oral History) [P. Leffler] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Drawing on a wealth of oral interviews, Conversations on Black Leadership uses the lives of prominent African Americans to trace the contours of Black leadership in America. Included here are fascinating accounts from

Black Political Parties: An Historical and Political Analysis

August 27, 2015
Black Political Parties: An Historical and Political Analysis [Hanes Walton] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Take the African American Leadership Quiz

March 17, 2015
Amazon.com Widgets    Queen Mother Moore Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X   Marcus Garvey  Click on the link below to take The African American Leadership Quiz https://www.socialleadchief.com/slc/html/mtemplate.php?formid=1955&temp=1&type=quiz Test your knowledge of African American leadership. Take the African American Leadership Quiz, part 1 Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackpolitics2014 All of the answers to the

Major Milestones in the African American Freedom Struggle

March 14, 2015
The African American Struggle for Freedom An Historical Overview The long freedom struggle of the African American was first and foremost against the institution of slavery. After the Civil War, many African Americans were elected to local, state, and federal office as African Americans struggled to build democracy in the American South. That period was known

Congressman John Conyers Jr First African American Dean of Congress

December 29, 2014
Spotlight on Congressman John Conyers Jr  First African American Dean of Congress In January 2015, Congressman John Conyers Jr, officially became the first African American Dean of Congress. The retirement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell means  that John Conyers Jr. became the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives after fending off a  primary challenge earlier

African American Politics: A History of Struggle

August 6, 2014
[wzslider autoplay=”true” transition=”‘slide'” lightbox=”true”] African American Politics: A History of Struggle   In the year 2008, tens of millions of African Americans turned out in historic numbers to propel Barak Obama to the US Democratic Party nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency of the United States.  The turnout in that election was the culmination of a

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba — Jackson Mayor and Global Freedom Fighter

February 26, 2014
Lumumba worked within the confines of the judicial and legislative branches of government to achieve self determination for the masses. First, as a civil rights trial lawyer, both in Jackson and in his hometown of Detroit, MI, then as a city councilman representing Ward 2 before taking the helm as mayor of the city of

Editor&’s Statement – African American Politics – A History of Struggle

February 24, 2014
The history of African Americans is a history rich with political struggle. Whether we study the early  slave rebellions, the Civil War, #reconstruction, Post-Reconstruction, the Garvey Movement, the 1960s Civil Rights and Black Power movements, or the rise of Black elected officials up to, and including, the election of Barak Obama, African Americans have engaged in deliberate