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Trump’s Justice Department Tells the US Supreme Court Civil Rights Laws Don’t Protect Transgender Workers

Trump’s Justice Department Tells the US Supreme Court Civil Rights Laws Don’t Protect Transgender Workers

Apparently, as far as the Trump administration is concerned, employers have every right to fire transgender people.

In a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, the Justice Department argued that the nation’s civil rights laws don’t pertain to transgender people, and thus, a lawsuit filed by a trans woman charging that she was wrongly terminated due to her gender identity should be decided...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 16, 2019 at 06:30.

Watch: Cardi B Chops It Up With Bernie Sanders Over Wages, Student Loans and Getting Rid of This ‘Bully’ President

Watch: Cardi B Chops It Up With Bernie Sanders Over Wages, Student Loans and Getting Rid of This ‘Bully’ President

Cardi B sat down with presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to “educate” her followers on the issues fans told her they wanted to discuss, and they got an earful on everything from erasing student loan debt to ending police brutality.

Recorded at the TEN Nail Bar in Detroit last month, video of the encounter between the 77-year-old Vermont senator and the 26-year-old rap star dropped Thursday.

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 31, 2019. 14 comments

Trump Will Have to Give Up His Tax Returns If He Wants To Be on the Primary Ballot in California Under New Law

Trump Will Have to Give Up His Tax Returns If He Wants To Be on the Primary Ballot in California Under New Law

If Donald Trump wants a shot at appearing on California’s presidential primary ballot, he’ll have to pony up his tax returns.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation, effectively immediately, that mandates that presidential candidates can’t appear on California’s primary ballot unless they’ve submitted five years of their tax returns, the Los Angeles Times reports. Candidates for...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 27, 2019.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley Responds to Federal Reinstatement of the Death Penalty With Legislation to Abolish It

Rep. Ayanna Pressley Responds to Federal Reinstatement of the Death Penalty With Legislation to Abolish It

One day after Attorney General William Barr announced his nefarious plan to reinstate capital punishment, serial superheroine Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) has declared her own opposition to it.

While Donald Trump has made no secret of his love affair with the death penalty, Pressley falls on the other end of the spectrum. In doing so, she’s introduced a bill that CBS News said will “reverse...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 24, 2019.

Denali Berries Stuckey Becomes 12th Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

Denali Berries Stuckey Becomes 12th Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

The murderous death toll continues to climb for members of the transgender community with news of the killing of Denali Berries Stuckey, the 12th transgender woman to be slain this year.

Stuckey, 29, was found shot to death along a road in North Charleston, S.C., on Saturday, and police are now investigating whether her death was the result of a hate crime, CBS News reports.

‘We definitely have...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 23, 2019. 1 comments

‘I Cannot Tell a Lie’: Decision to Paint Over George Washington Mural Raises Dem Fears of a Campaign Gift to Trump

‘I Cannot Tell a Lie’: Decision to Paint Over George Washington Mural Raises Dem Fears of a Campaign Gift to Trump

Controversy is roiling Democratic circles in San Francisco over a controversial decision by the city’s school board to paint over an early-20th-century mural that depicts George Washington as a slave owner as well as a military commander who oversaw the decimation of Native Americans.

Supporters of the move say the 1936 mural by Victor Arnautoff, an artist, Stanford professor and avowed...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 23, 2019.

Rain Pryor Vane, Daughter of Legendary Comedian Richard Pryor, Announces Run for Baltimore City Council

Rain Pryor Vane, Daughter of Legendary Comedian Richard Pryor, Announces Run for Baltimore City Council

While most of us spend our birthdays guzzling Ciroc and gyrating on our exes, actress Rain Pryor Vane decided to celebrate her 50th birthday by announcing her decision to run for Baltimore City Council.

Best known for her roles in Rude Awakening and Head of the Class, the daughter of legendary comedian Richard Pryor broke the news on Facebook.

“A happy Birthday indeed,” she wrote. “Guess who...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 20, 2019. 12 comments

Poll Finds Americans Fearful Heated Rhetoric Will Fan Flames of Violence

Poll Finds Americans Fearful Heated Rhetoric Will Fan Flames of Violence

A majority of Americans fear all the racist and otherwise offensive rah rah being spewed in the name of public discourse lately will lead to outright violence, and that it needs to stop.

That’s the finding of a new Pew Research Center poll in which some three-quarters of all Americans (73 percent)—Democrats and Republicans, alike—said “elected officials should avoid using heated language...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 20, 2019. 18 comments

'Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?': Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

'Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?': Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

Diamond and Silk live to say stupid things.

As the GOP’s sock puppets of choice and ardent proponents of all things loud and wrong, Shuck and Jive aren’t always there when you call, but they’re always on time to deliver their unique brand of high-decibel absurdity with a side of contrived blather.

In their latest foray into foolishness and fuckery, the one-time Black Lives Matter enthusiasts...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 19, 2019. 10 comments

Barack Obama Gives Urban Alliance Interns the Surprise of Their Lives

Barack Obama Gives Urban Alliance Interns the Surprise of Their Lives

In his efforts to further cement his status as the coolest former president of all-time, Barack Obama treated students at his Obama Foundation to a special surprise.

On Tuesday, the Hill reports that our forever president pulled up on a group of Urban Alliance interns, more commonly known as the Obama Youth Job Corps as a result of their partnership with the Obama Foundation, during a meeting...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 16, 2019. 1 comments

‘I’m All About Just Getting Stuff Done’: Kamala Harris Gets Political and Personal on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

‘I’m All About Just Getting Stuff Done’: Kamala Harris Gets Political and Personal on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered
“Some might think that breaking barriers means you start out on one side of the barrier and then you just turn up on the other side of the barrier...No, there’s breaking involved. And when you break things, it’s painful. You get hurt, you may get cut and you may bleed. It will be worth it, but it is not without pain.” —Sen. Kamala Harris

Of the many Democratic candidates campaigning for the...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jul 15, 2019.

White House: Trump’s Muslim Ban ‘Disqualifies’ Him for Presidency

White House: Trump’s Muslim Ban ‘Disqualifies’ Him for Presidency

Donald Trump's recent anti-Muslim comments, going so far as to suggest that all Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, have prompted an onslaught of backlash from within the Republican Party itself, as well as, as it turns out, the White House.

During Tuesday's press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest bluntly stated that Trump's statements Monday disqualified...

Kirsten West Savali Kirsten West Savali Jul 13, 2019.

‘Whereas’ #BlackLivesMatter Did Not Accept Crumbs From the DNC’s Table  

‘Whereas’ #BlackLivesMatter Did Not Accept Crumbs From the DNC’s Table  

The correct language is all there: white supremacy, “Black lives matter,” “Say her name,” a call to demilitarize police forces across the nation. Still, the Black Lives Matter network quickly distanced itself from a resolution recently released by the Democratic National Committee expressing solidarity with the larger movement for black lives that mobilized under the rallying cry created by...

Danielle C. Belton Danielle C. Belton Jul 12, 2019.

Super Tuesday 2: Donald Trump Prepares to Burn GOP to the Ground

Super Tuesday 2: Donald Trump Prepares to Burn GOP to the Ground

It’s the ides of March, but Donald Trump, cast as a bloviating, bellicose Julius Caesar in this political play, isn’t facing his doom.

Instead, to borrow from another bit of Caesar’s life, he’s crossing the Rubicon to victory, preparing to send his rivals scattering to the hinterlands of our republic to desperately plot a downfall that’s unlikely to happen, because Trump-mentum has reached the...

Danielle C. Belton Danielle C. Belton Jul 10, 2019.

The One Reaction Everyone Should Have to Donald Trump’s RNC Nomination Speech

The One Reaction Everyone Should Have to Donald Trump’s RNC Nomination Speech

Donald Trump is the GOP nominee. No more presumptive. He's it. He's the man. He's the one the Republicans have quarterbacking their team this election season. On Thursday night, Trump gave a loud, boisterous, bleak speech in which he gladly accepted the Republican Party's nomination of him for president.

So this is real now. And Trump responded to this realness by giving a souped-up version of...

Jul 10, 2019.

What a Comic Book Reveals About Why John Lewis Led a Congressional Sit-In

What a Comic Book Reveals About Why John Lewis Led a Congressional Sit-In

Tuesday was the day that U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and other Democrats went back to Congress to figure out what to do next on gun control. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that afternoon that he wasn’t going to reward Democrats for their civil obedience.

Honestly, when Lewis, the last survivor from the 1963 March on Washington’s speakers platform, led that 26-hour sit-in on the House...

Jul 08, 2019.

Don’t Throw Your Vote Away on Jill Stein

Don’t Throw Your Vote Away on Jill Stein

Cornel West recently continued down his long, winding road to breaking my heart.

He returned to his recurring role as a panelist on Real Time With Bill Maher, where he was even more overbearing than usual. He battled with Barney Frank and barely let my future second wife, Alex Wagner, get a word in edgewise; even Maher was visibly annoyed.

On top of his interminable­—and now played-out—bashing...

Jul 08, 2019.

Donald Trump’s Empathy Chip Is Missing, and That’s a Problem

Donald Trump’s Empathy Chip Is Missing, and That’s a Problem

There’s a multitude of reasons that Donald Trump is not qualified to be president: He has zero foreign policy experience; he has repeatedly been accused of sexual assault; he has countless failed businesses and questionable business practices, and the temperament of an indignant 8-year-old. The list is endless. But for me, the reason is much more fundamental: He lacks empathy.

This fact became...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 08, 2019. 20 comments

Kamala Harris Proposes $100 Billion Black Homeownership Plan

Kamala Harris Proposes $100 Billion Black Homeownership Plan

Joining what seems like every black woman in America at Essence Fest, senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveiled a $100 billion plan to increase black homeownership that, if implemented, could serve as a major step toward closing the racial wealth gap or at least pay two or three months rent on a modest one-bedroom studio in Manhattan.

Harris’ plan would offer down-payment and...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jul 03, 2019.

Obama to Announce Plan to Promote Rehabilitation and Reintegration for Former Inmates

Obama to Announce Plan to Promote Rehabilitation and Reintegration for Former Inmates

President Barack Obama has been tackling criminal-justice reform with a vengeance, and on Monday the president plans to take his efforts a step further, announcing new initiatives to help former offenders successfully reintegrate into society. 

According to the White House, President Obama plans to announce actions that include access to education grants, an arrest guidance for public and...

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