How the Trump Administration may be skirting its own ethics rules

By Justin Elliott ProPublica The Trump administration appears to be either ignoring or exempting top staffers from its own watered-down ethics rules.

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Dred Scott, oil on canvas by Louis Schultze, 1888.

The descendants of Dred Scott and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my

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Homegrown terrorist numbers rise after Trump takes office
With President Donald Trump and his entire administration focused squarely on preventing anti-U.S. terrorist attacks by banning Muslim immigrants and visitors from seven Middle Eastern countries, the number of white ...
Trump’s conciliatory speech to Congress was full of ‘empty promises’ for Blacks
By Jane Kennedy Contributing Writer ( — In his first address before a joint session of Congress, President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday struck a starkly different tone from more recent speeches. ...
Study documents how strict voter ID laws suppress voting by people of color
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The courts have found that voter ID laws intentionally discriminate against voters of color. Now newly published research offers details about the ...
Judge tosses defamation suit against Bill Cosby
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Last month, a federal judge in Massachusetts struck down a defamation suit against Bill Cosby in a ruling that the legendary ...
First Black astronaut remains a forgotten pioneer
By Erick Johnson Contributing Writer NASA barely mentions Robert H. Lawrence Jr. during anniversaries, memorials (Special from Chicago Crusader) – Two historic events that changed America occurred 50 years ago. While many will ...
Justice Thomas blasted for opposing new hearing for Black death row inmate
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whose nomination hearings made international news nearly three decades ago and a frequent critic of race-based initiatives and programs like affirmative action, was sharply criticized ...
NAACP elects Leon W. Russell as Chairman of the Board of Directors
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the NAACP) — The NAACP board of directors has elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at ...
Black immigrants face tougher challenges under Trump
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Aiming to shed more light on issues facing Black immigrants in the United States, The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) held a telephone town hall ...

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