Black folks are, by and large, understanding when it’s time to get that paper. Whether it’s Barack Obama getting $400,000 to give a few speeches, athletes trying to sell $500 shoes—heck, even strippers on the pole—when it comes to jobs, most black people won’t bat an eye as long as it’s legal, profitable and isn’t a violation of core principles of decency.
In fact, there are only about three jobs in existence that, if announced at...Read more
President Donald Trump gave a highly-anticipated address to Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia during his first trip abroad on Sunday. One phrase candidate Trump repeated countlessly on the campaign trail was missing: "radical Islamic terrorism."
Trump stressed the need to build a coalition to address a "crisis of Islamic extremism," but neglected to use the charged keystone of his campaign trail rhetoric in his speech to 50 Middle Eastern leaders.
Before his victory and after...Read more
After three years in the position, NAACP President Cornell Brooks was voted out by the organization’s national board on Friday, as they pledge a “systemwide refresh” and “strategic re-envisioning” to best position the historic civil rights organization to “confront the realities of today’s volatile political, media and social climates.”
In a press release on Friday, the group announced that Brooks will remain at the organization until the end of his term on June 30th, and Board...Read more
President Trump's budget hasn't been released yet, but that's not stopping some of Capitol Hill's most important Republicans from giving it a cold shoulder.
Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday, and it's certain to include a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, federal employee pensions and farm subsidies.
The fleshed-out proposal follows up on an unpopular partial release in March that targeted the budgets of domestic agencies and...Read more
Deron Bennett gets hooded by Octavia Bryson during Virginia State University’s commencement Saturday at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.
Virginia State University graduates were told in no uncertain terms during commencement last Saturday to “Get Out.”
These words came from a fired up Jeff Johnson, a media and messaging strategist who delivered the keynote address at the ceremony held in the university’s Multi-Purpose Center.
VSU valedictorian Stacey Elder
Mr. Johnson, the managing principal of the Baltimore-based strategy firm JIJ Communications,...Read more
John Austin, 70, retired from the military and the postal service, seen in Richmond, Va., blasted the president's photo-ops. "What's the results? There's no results."
Conversations with Virginian voters help explain that dreadful 12-per-cent approval rating with a community he pledged to make a priority.
A struggling post-industrial town. A Christian factory worker praying “constantly” for Donald Trump. Ernarda Davis, 65, is the kind of person Trump vowed to help, living in the kind of place Trump...Read more
Comey was fired by President Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday.
The hearing will be scheduled after the May 29 Memorial...Read more