As the allegations of sexual misconduct against veteran Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) continue to mount, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are looking to get him to resign from the House of Representatives.
Previously on White House Apprentice, Donald Trump showed once again that he is a bumbling idiot. While honoring Navajo veterans at a White House event Monday, he referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.” In doing so, he may have provided yet another way for Congress to impeach him.
Betsy DeVos, head of the U.S. Department of Education, said Thursday that she plans to rewrite Obama administration guidance for how colleges and universities handle sexual assaults on campus so that it better protects students who have been accused of committing assault.
Steve “Chompers” Harvey — who famously met with Donald Trump earlier this year and then spent the next several months caping for the monster that is in the highest position in the country — now says he should have listened to his wife and skipped the meeting entirely, according to a recent interview.
Earlier this year, Education Secretary and super-rich white woman Betsy DeVos put her foot in her mouth when she said HBCUs were “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.” Because she has never had to worry about not having access to education, it was clear she didn’t understand that those early schools were, in fact, the only choices black people had.
Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to oversee the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, has impaneled a grand jury in Washington, D.C., a clear indication that the investigation may in fact be yielding actual fruit and moving full-speed ahead.
I wrote a commentary on The Root about the Justice Department’s decision to go after affirmative action admissions at colleges and universities, and how this is the long-con that will lead us to a return of Jim Crow.
Since his inauguration, Trump, and those in his administration, have shown that they mean to make good on their promise to bring white supremacy back to the forefront. Every policy decision is cloaked—and coded—in the dismantling of everything that has helped give marginalized people even the smallest leg up in a society that is stacked against them in the first place.
Read ” Are We Returning to Jim Crow?“
Christopher Wray, a former high-ranking official in former president George W. Bush’s Justice Department, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday and will step into a new role as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
My money is on new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. From my latest commentary on The Root:
Although Jeff Sessions has done everything in his power to prove he is still loyal to the head diva in charge, Trump still did talking heads and Twitter threads hinting that he wants him gone. Your president does not appreciate backstabbing and wavering fealty, which is why I am worried that the next person to be kicked out of the house, if not Sessions, will be new Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Where are your president’s handlers when he needs them? Does he even have handlers? Is there anyone in the White House that is in charge of making sure he doesn’t say stupid stuff to the media he is so critical of? Apparently not, because this latest thing is a doozy.
The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting the controversial “adoptive forfeiture” program, which allows local police departments and law enforcement agencies to seize the property of people suspected of a crime, even if they haven’t been charged with or convicted of one.
I had a Twitter thread the other night about Aramis Ayala, the Florida state’s attorney who was stopped by two Orlando police officers who didn’t recognize her.
The state's attorney that was pulled over in Florida is Aramis Ayala. She's the first black woman state's attorney in the state.
— Monique Judge (@thejournalista) July 13, 2017
I took the thoughts from that thread and added context via this article on The Root:
The viral video of a black female state attorney in Florida getting pulled over by police officers who don’t recognize her and say they couldn’t get any information off of her plates has been making headlines and sparking discussion for days, but is it possible that there is more to the story than meets the eye?