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  • Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:24
  • Shawn Grant

TranLinKarrueche Tran and Jeremy Lin (Credit: Getty Images and Jeremy Lin) Jeremy Lin and Karrueche Tran have blasted President Donald Trump for his continued use of the phrase “Chinese virus” when describing the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday in a press conference, Trump defended his use of the term “Chinese virus” when speaking about the novel coronavirus. During the briefing, Trump justified using the term by saying “I’m not racist at all” and “It comes from China, that’s why,” according to The New York Times.

  • Wednesday, 18 March 2020 16:42
  • Christina Greer

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images and Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) I’m pretty sure Donald Trump thinks of former President Barack Obama on a daily basis. I can hear him saying, “Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you!” There are far too many instances where Trump and his administration have not risen to the occasion for the American public.

  • Wednesday, 18 March 2020 01:32
  • WILL WEISSERT and BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) speaks about the Coronavirus and the response to it at the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, DE.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/ Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

  • Tuesday, 17 March 2020 16:37
  • Stephanie Guerilus

A street vendor wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the new COVID-19 coronavirus while selling face masks in Ouagadougou, on March 16, 2020.

  • Tuesday, 17 March 2020 14:11
  • Dawn Onley

Donald Trump theGrio.comPhoto by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) After a press conference Monday afternoon, where Trump warned that America could be headed toward a recession and encouraged Americans to practice social distancing, he took to Twitter later to add that the federal government would support numerous industries who are suffering as a result of the coronavirus. READ MORE: Trump calls Black reporter’s question ‘nasty’ when challenged on coronavirus response “The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus.

  • Monday, 16 March 2020 11:58
  • Dawn Onley

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. has signed on as a special adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, getting the Vermont senator to make several promises to Black voters. READ MORE: Jesse Jackson pays homage to Roma at Auschwitz ceremony Jackson said Sanders promised to introduce a constitutional amendment in Congress next week on the right to vote. Jackson also said Sanders committed to expanding Pell Grants, nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court and naming a Black woman to his cabinet, should he become president, reported CBS News. Jackson, who endorsed Sanders (I-VT) just before last Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Michigan, also asked Sanders to choose a Black woman running mate and said Sanders promised him he would give the request his “highest consideration.

  • Monday, 16 March 2020 00:06
  • Gerren Keith Gaynor

SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 10: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum attends TOMS, Rock The Vote And Bad Robot Host "VOTE2016" Conversation Regarding 2016 Election at Bad Robot on March 10, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

  • Sunday, 15 March 2020 14:55
  • Shawn Grant

Maya Angelou thegrio.comMaya Angelou (Photo by Scott Eells/Getty Images) An effort to rename a post office after award-winning poet and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou became a topic of intense debate on Capitol Hill. House of Representatives tackles the names of post offices on more lax days, which typically are known to be unanimous decisions no matter who suggests the proposition. NBC News reports the details of two new post offices, one in California with a unanimous 381-0 vote in an effort to change to “Medal of Honor” post office.

  • Sunday, 15 March 2020 14:55
  • Shawn Grant

Maya Angelou thegrio.comMaya Angelou (Photo by Scott Eells/Getty Images) An effort to rename a post office after award-winning poet and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou became a topic of intense debate on Capitol Hill. House of Representatives tackles the names of post offices on more lax days, which typically are known to be unanimous decisions no matter who suggests the proposition. NBC News reports the details of two new post offices, one in California with a unanimous 381-0 vote in an effort to change to “Medal of Honor” post office.

  • Saturday, 14 March 2020 14:54
  • Shawn Grant

Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour asks a question to U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) President Donald Trump held a press conference Friday about the coronavirus when PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor asked why he doesn’t “take responsibility at all” for the failed response to the outbreak, to which he responded was “what a nasty question.” In the question, Alcindor noted Trump disbanded the White House pandemic office and the remaining officials left his administration.

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