President Donald Trump made a surprise trip to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on Monday to honor the civil rights leader. Immediately afterwards, he takes to social media to brag about Black unemployment being at an all time low. READ MORE: Concerns of public safety prompt cancellation of annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day vigil Hours before Trump flew to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Summit, he joined Vice President Mike Pence at the National Mall to visit King’s monument. The White House shared a video of Trump’s visit to his Twitter page. #MLKDaypic.twitter.com/ZCrkxtlQjb — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 21, 2020
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(AP) Michael Bloomberg put his money where his apology is, and he picked Tulsa, Okla., to place his bold wager. The Democratic presidential candidate on Sunday announced a five-year plan to invest $70 billion into the 100 most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the country, and to create a Neighborhood Equity and Opportunity Office in the White House to oversee the plan.
You don’t have to be a Texan to train your eyes on the Lone Star State’s potentially history-making Senate race. Houston-native Amanda Edwards, 37, is a Democratic favorite to unseat Republican incumbent John Cornyn, 67, during the March 3 Texas primary. If she wins, Edwards would be Texas’ first Black, female Senator, helping turn a red state, blue. And, it would be a huge upset to the GOP: Cornyn has remained in his seat ever since 2002 when he was first elected. Edwards reflected on the enormity of it all during an exclusive sitdown with theGrio. “It becomes a question about what is possible in our America and what people believe,” she tells theGrio.
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has kicked off an initiative to get students at historically black colleges and universities excited about his campaign. READ MORE: Corporate executive, Curtis Symonds, launches new app that can potentially change the game for Black college athletes at HBCUs The Biden campaign recently released a video for the “HBCU Students for Biden” initiative that points out the achievements of HBCUs throughout America – from playing an instrumental role in the Civil Rights Movement to serving as the backbone of the country’s Black middle class. Biden also announced three student co-chairs for the initiative, and the co-chairs attend Spelman College, Texas Southern, and Claflin University.
The Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisc. (Getty Images) Politicians in Wisconsin are continuing to clash after a Republican lawmaker there attempts to push a resolution that would allow the community to honor a group of white people during the state’s Black History Month celebrations. According to theMilwaukee Journal Sentinel, last month Republican Rep.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) and Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Val Demings (D-FL) have made history as the first members of the Congressional Black Caucus to be selected as managers for a president’s impeachment trial.
John Legend (L), Elizabeth Warren (Getty Images) Singer and activist John Legend has confirmed his endorsement of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren while also speaking out against a group of Bernie Sanders supporters who he characterizes as “nasty.” According to ABC News Radio, Tuesday evening, Legend revealed to his 13 million Twitter followers that he will be casting his vote for Warren in the California primary taking place on March 3.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Stacey Abrams will soon have a new book out that focuses on the need for voting reform. Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America is expected to be released this June and is being published by Henry Holt and Company. It draws from Abrams’ own experience running for governor of Georgia in 2018 and the numerous challenges that came out regarding voting suppression – from access issues to the purging of voter rolls, according to The Hill.
Dave Chappelle (L), Andrew Yang (Getty Images) Comedian Dave Chappelle has just confirmed his endorsement of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who is remaining in the pack and continuing to raise funds despite being behind frontrunners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. According to CNN, on Tuesday afternoon Chappelle became the latest celebrity to back the New York entrepreneur.