In 1989, then Manhattan real estate developer, Donald Trump, called for the execution of the five teenage Black and Latino boys who were arrested for raping and assaulting the Central Park jogger. Trump brazenly took out a full page ad in four New York City newspapers asking for the reinstatement of the death penalty. On Tuesday, now President Trump, was asked by White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, April Ryan for his thoughts on the case that has resurfaced as a result of the hit Netflix miniseries, When They See Us, especially since the five men have since been exonerated years ago. In true fashion, the President refused to apologize to the five wrongly convicted men stating to Ryan that the they had already admitted their guilt, even though DNA evidence and the confession of the man who actually committed the crime says otherwise.
On today’s episode of DC360, Grio special correspondent Tiffany Cross discusses the Supreme Court may be giving Democrats a fighting chance in Virginia’s next election. The high court dismissed a challenge by Virginia’s House Republicans, that some of the state’s legislative districts were racially gerrymandered; The 1980’s rapper Scarface has his eyes on the highest office in the land but he’s starting with the Houston City Council; Actor Danny Glover and writer Ta-nehisi Coates are heading to Capitol Hill for a House subcommittee meeting on reparations.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, speaks during a news conference, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in South Bend, Ind., as South Bend Common Council President Tim Scott, left, and South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski, listen.
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Thursday she has not ruled out running for another political office. Abrams, who spoke at the Women’s E3 Summit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, said she has not yet settled on the next steps for her political career. “I am not being coy when I say that I have not decided what I’m going to do next,” said Abrams, the event’s keynote speaker. “I’m not going to make a choice because I feel a sense of urgency from others. I’m going to make a choice because it’s the right thing to do.
U.S. President Donald Trump has a new director of African American outreach in Nicole Frazier, weirdly right before the 2020 election.
Anita Hill has finally warmed up and could be ready to jump on the Joe Biden 2020 bandwagon and says she could now vote for him if he becomes the Democratic nominee. —Sudan: Rapes took place amid the deadly attacks in Khartoum, doctors say— Earlier this year, Hill, a law professor, was slow to give her endorsement to the former vice president because of his handling of the then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas confirmation hearing where she testified about sexual harassment. Hill was critical of Biden who was head of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991. She said previously if Biden and the government worked back then the way it should have, more attention would have been called to sexual harassment and assault.
On today’s episode of DC360, Grio special correspondent Tiffany Cross discusses House Financial Services committee chair Maxine Waters wants banks to release data on diversity to the government; Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath is introducing a “Red Flag” Bill to stop gun violence before it starts; The White house is hiring Nicole Frazier as the new Director of African American Outreach— replacing Henry Childs who replaced Omarosa Manigault Newman. For all the latest political news that matters to our community, watch new episodes of DC360 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and follow Tiffany Cross on Twitter.
Richard Collins III, 23, was stabbed to death by a suspected white supremacist in 2017. (Photo provided by the Collins family) Richard Collins III, 23, was remembered as a loyal patriot and dedicated student before an alleged white supremacist stabbed him to death in 2017. Collins was just days away from graduating from Bowie State University when Sean Urbanski, 24, a University of Maryland student, randomly attacked him as Collins visited friends on campus.
Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)/Telegraph Herald via AP) and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) are trying to get Donald Trump to pay for his infractions as President.