Two years after Trump asked black voters what they have to lose, the answer is clear: Plenty

In a largely overlooked August 18, 2016 speech, then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump extemporaneously cited a litany of problems plaguing black Americans. Speaking broadly, as if to encompass nearly every black person in the nation, Trump rattled off a list of shopworn stereotypes on black pathology. He asserted that nearly all black people live in […]

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UNC Chancellor resigns after ordering the total removal of Confederate memorial from campus

In the latest of a series of administrative and boardroom dramas that have played out like a soap opera, the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced her plans to both eradicate the last vestiges of a controversial Confederate memorial from the school’s campus and, following that, to quit her post. Chancellor Carol Folt’s […]

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In avoidable error, CBS takes heat for the lack of black voices on its campaign team

Executives at CBS News hoping to commemorate the newly minted “boots on the ground” team of reporters and producers handpicked to cover the 2020 presidential campaign, instead drew withering attacks over the weekend because none among the announced eight-member team journalists or quartet of producers were black Americans. A broad array of media observers — […]

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The media overlooks the purpose of Trump’s border wall: it’s a vehicle for xenophobic rhetoric

Of all the personalities in a star-struck nation’s public life — more than any movie actor, athlete, corporate CEO, or fellow politician — President Donald Trump squeezes the largest and most self-serving measure of juice from the U.S. news media. Though the president and his acolytes are quick to deride unfavorable news stories as “fake news,” […]

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Teachers quit their jobs in record numbers during 2018

Citing low pay, widespread disrespect and potential opportunities in other fields, frustrated public-school teachers walked away from their classrooms in record numbers during 2018, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report based on U.S. Department of Labor figures. Public education employees, including person in jobs as varied as community-college faculty, school psychologists and janitors, quitting their jobs […]

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Retired four-star general warns White House applicants against working for ‘immoral’ Donald Trump

Retired four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal fired a warning shot to anyone considering a job in the Trump White House, calling the president “dishonest” and “immoral.” Asked during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” McChrystal told co-anchor Martha Raddatz that he wouldn’t take a job in the current administration and cautioned others against doing so. […]

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Cyberattack cripples publication of several top US newspapers

Major U.S. newspapers failed to meet publication schedules over the weekend following a cyberattack on the servers at the Los Angeles Times’ printing plant, crippling operations at the facility that prints and distributes editions of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun. A server owned by Tribune […]

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