Louis Farrakhan Blasts Trump, Republicans and Democrats

By Jeffrey Rodack   |   Monday, 20 Feb 2017 08:53 AM Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan slammed both Republicans and Democrats for ignoring the black community, the Detroit Free Press reported. “Most of you are so hurt because Queen Hillary lost,” Farrakhan said to the thousands at Joe Louis Arena. “And

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President Trump Exchange With Black Journalist Sparks Outrage

ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them. Already skeptical of Trump, many blacks said they were exasperated

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George E. Taylor, 1904 United States Presidential Candidate

George E. Taylor, 1904 National Negro Liberty Party Presidential Candidate In 1892, Mr. George E. Taylor was positioned as an Independent Republican. He, along with Frederick Douglass and Charles Ferguson carried recommendations from Black Independent Republicans to the Platform Committee of the National Republican Party. That committee rejected ALL of

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Why Black History Month Still Matters in 2017

Gretel Kauffman February 2, 2017 —Wednesday marked the start of Black History Month, the annual event dedicated to the study and celebration of centuries of African American contributions and experiences. Does this celebration, officially begun 41 years ago, hold more – or less – relevance today? As the country grapples

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Obama Denounces Trump’s Immigration Policy

Jacob Siegal, BGR News Nearly two weeks after addressing the United States from the White House for the last time, Obama has broken his silence. In a statement delivered via spokesperson Kevin Lewis, Obama has praised Americans who are “exercising their Constitutional right to assemble” in light of President Trump’s immigration ban. Here’s is

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Senator Cory Booker Calls Donald Trump a ‘Liar’ Who Uses ‘Propaganda’

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., accused President Trump of repeatedly lying to the American people and using propaganda to stir confusion and mislead the public. In a Thursday night interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Booker said the media coverage of Trump should resemble reporting on any other politician. He argued that

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