Category: Black History

Georgia Awaits Election Result With Senate in Balance

January 6, 2021
ATLANTA — Democrats moved a major step closer to gaining control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday morning as Georgia voters elected the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the pastor at the storied Ebenezer Baptist Church, in a hard-fought runoff contest that became roiled by President Trump’s false claims of voter fraud in the state.Mr. Warnock’s victory

The never-ending coup against Black America

January 5, 2021
There’s a lot that feels unprecedented about today’s electoral crisis in Georgia, and there’s earnest concern that we may never recover from Donald Trump’s damage to democracy. On December 5, the president went to Valdosta to engorge his ego, prattling on for close to two hours before a crowd of roughly 10,000 fans about imaginary

Trump’s Coup – BillMoyers.com

January 4, 2021
The attack on American democracy is an inside job. Trump’s one-hour rant directed at Georgia officials who have certified President elect Joe Biden’s win isn’t an isolated event. It’s just one front in a battle to make Trump king. The scary part is that he has a lot of people helping him. The tape of

Trump Busted Committing Election Fraud In Georgia

January 3, 2021
Trump’s demand that Georgia Republicans find nearly 12,000 votes to reverse the election for him is election fraud. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trump said: “Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break. We have that in spades already,” Trump said, suggesting more legal action. “Or we can keep it going. But that’s not

Iran says it will boost uranium enrichment in its latest breach of nuclear agreement Trump trashed

January 2, 2021
Iranian officials continue to assert, as they have for decades, that their nuclear program is wholly peaceful, and the nation has no intention of building such weapons. U.S. and other Western intelligence experts say that until 2002, Iran was secretly working on nuclear weapons. Tehran has repeatedly denied this. After Trump left the agreement and reimposed

Democracy Needs to Find the Will to Roar – BillMoyers.com

January 1, 2021
And so, we are at the end of a year that has brought a presidential impeachment trial, a deadly pandemic that has killed more than 338,000 of us, a huge social movement for racial justice, a presidential election, and a president who has refused to accept the results of that election and is now trying

Trump is Jealous of the Power Mitch McConnell Wields

December 31, 2020
It has been very obvious over the last 4 years that Donald Trump does not enjoy the job of president. It has been equally obvious, though, that Trump very much enjoys the power of the job. And Trump has exercised that power over the last few weeks in the form of pardons for his political

Trump blames states amid claims it could take 10 years to vaccinate US at current pace

December 30, 2020
President Trump blamed the states for not vaccinating people fast enough. (PA)Operation Warp Speed is not going fast enough.Vaccinating enough Americans to overcome the pandemic spurred on by the coronavirus will take 10 years if the pace of vaccinations stays the same.The immunization program led by Vice President Mike Pence is supposed to make sure

A people’s agenda for a better economy and a better nation

December 27, 2020
The seven-point platform is both a fundamental and ambitious list, ranging from specific policies to broad, aspirational goals: COVID-19 relief that “meets the scale of the crisis” and directly addresses the pandemic’s disproportionate harm to Black, Indigenous, people of color and “other vulnerable communities”; Programs to put people back to work, with a focus on

Critics fear Trump could pressure William Barr’s successor for big favors

December 26, 2020
Photograph: Getty ImagesWilliam Barr’s abrupt move to leave his post as attorney general this week has spurred fears among Department of Justice veterans that Donald Trump will put new pressures on Barr’s successor to do him big and potentially risky political and legal favors.Former justice department officials say they are worried Trump will lean on

Judge delays execution of only woman on US death row

December 25, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said the Justice Department unlawfully rescheduled the execution of the only woman on federal death row, potentially setting up the Trump administration to schedule the execution after president-elect Joe Biden takes office.U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss also vacated an order from the director of the Bureau of Prisons

Trump Takes A Holiday – BillMoyers.com

December 24, 2020
Donald Trump plays a stroke as he officially opens his new multi-million pound Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on July 10, 2012. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP / Getty Images)December 23, 2020 The main story today was that Trump has essentially quit even pretending to govern, and instead created chaos in

Twitter to wipe Trump’s followers before Biden handover

December 23, 2020
Twitter has confirmed that the official US presidential accounts will be wiped of their millions of followers before being transferred to the Biden administration.Mr Biden’s team “fought” the plan, but the social media giant said its decision was “unequivocal”.The move marks a reversal from the last transition.Twitter agreed to Donald Trump’s request in 2016 to

Congress Again Taxes the Time of Benefit Recipients – BillMoyers.com

December 22, 2020
This article is adapted from Unsanitized: The COVID-19 Daily Report put out by The American Prospect. You can find the original publication here. First Response The eight-month impasse for additional COVID relief, unconscionable as it may have been, opportunistically gave time and space to those members of Congress most interested in policy. The 5,500-page, entire-session-of-Congress-in-a-bill that passed last

66-year-old motorcyclist dies in fiery crash in Polk County

December 22, 2020
Henry Hogue, 66, of Cedartown was attempting to cross over Ga. 1 near the intersection of Mildred Drive when his Harley Davidson FLSTC entered the path of a 1996 Chevrolet GMT-400, which was traveling in the left lane of Ga. 1 northbound, around 3:30 p.m., according to Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Franka Young.The GMT-400 struck

Pueblo of Laguna – BillMoyers.com

December 21, 2020
Indian court, Federal Building, Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939 From an Indian painting on elkskin, Great Plains / / SiegriesDecember 19, 2020 “The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters,” wrote Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci. Trump and the Republicans are fighting tooth

Biden Announces Climate Team, Including Gina McCarthy, Deb Haaland and Michael Regan

December 20, 2020
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. introduced key members of his climate change team on Saturday, declaring that his administration will connect the effort to reduce planet-warming emissions with restoring the economy and creating jobs.Mr. Biden, speaking at an event in Wilmington, Del., said the climate team will be “ready on day one, which

No autopsy. No soul-searching. The GOP embraces its status as party of racist misogynist fascists

December 19, 2020
“The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself,” read the document. “We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue. Instead of driving around in circles

Trump remains silent on massive Russian cyberattack — and almost everything else except his own election

December 18, 2020
President Trump has tweeted or retweeted 96 messages so far this week. The vast majority of them were attacks on the election, with baseless allegations of voter fraud and false claims that he won. Interspersed were a few updates on the U.S. coronavirus vaccine rollout, an analysis of Fox News ratings, a complaint about the

GOP House Leader Runs And Hides When Asked If Joe Biden Is President-Elect

December 16, 2020
Even though GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted Tuesday that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn as the next president and vice president, not all Republicans are willing to accept reality. When asked if he acknowledged Biden as the president-elect, Republican House Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy ran and hid from reporters. “Just

As Electoral College confirms Biden’s victory, Republicans still work to support Trump’s fantasies

December 15, 2020
The New York Times notes that some Republicans “warily” acknowledged the outcome of the Electoral College vote. That acknowledgement came in the form of statements like those of Lindsey Graham who declared that there was now “a very, very narrow path” for Trump to keep his feet on the Resolute Desk. And that’s pretty much it.

US sanctions NATO ally Turkey over Russian missile defense

December 14, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defense system, in a striking move against a longtime partner that sets the stage for further confrontation between the two nations as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office.The extraordinary step against a

The Larger Story Is Not Over – BillMoyers.com

December 13, 2020
December 11, 2020 Today, twenty more House Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the House, and Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s older brother, signed onto the lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking the Supreme Court first to take up the lawsuit, and then to throw

Georgia mom charged with murder in stabbing deaths of 2 children

December 12, 2020
Their mother, 26-year-old Berenice Jaramillo-Hernandez, was seriously injured when police arrived, but investigators later determined her stab wounds were self-inflicted.“According to the preliminary investigation, between noon and 2 p.m. on Friday, Jaramillo-Hernandez killed the children with a knife and then turned the knife on herself, resulting in serious injuries,” the sheriff’s office said in its

Supreme Court hands Trump, Republican seditionists the ultimate loss

December 12, 2020
The order, dropped Friday evening, was succinct and unsigned. The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions

Georgia GOP Senators Stock Trades Raise Eyebrows; But Will They Also Raise Outrage? – BillMoyers.com

December 10, 2020
In the days following last weekend’s senatorial debate in Georgia, the state’s two incumbent Republicans continued to insist that they had been cleared of any wrongdoing tied to each of them selling of millions in stock after Senate briefings about the approaching pandemic. On the debate stage, in campaign television ads and statements, both Georgia

Katie Porter Obliterates Mitch McConnell For Blocking Pandemic Relief

December 9, 2020
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) unloaded on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for blocking pandemic relief as Americans suffer. Porter tweeted: You may have heard that Democrats and Republicans have agreed upon spending $900 billion to fund another round of small business loans, support hospitals and essential workers, and help the 10 million people who lost

Health team will oversee ‘100 million shots’ in first 100 days

December 8, 2020
The WeekFox’s Lou Dobbs berates Stephen Miller for the White House not jumping on Ted Cruz’s Supreme Court offerThings don’t appear to be going well for President Trump’s increasingly desperate attempt to erase his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. Trump currently trails by 7.1 million votes and 4.4 percentage points, the Electoral College will meet

Georgia Secretary Of State Investigating Republican Florida Lawyer For Voter Fraud | National News

December 7, 2020
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is investigating Bill Price, a Republican Florida attorney, for encouraging other Floridians to move to Georgia and vote in the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff.Price appeared in a Facebook Live video on Nov. 7 telling fellow Republicans at a meeting that he was moving in with his brother in Georgia

Trump’s Personal Pentagon – BillMoyers.com

December 6, 2020
While coronavirus continues to burn across the country, Trump is focusing instead on continuing to contest the election results and on the Pentagon. The main story in the country continues to be the coronavirus. As of tonight, according to the New York Times, more than 14,441,700 people in the US have been infected with the virus