Progressive Democrats, including Ilhan Omar and Cori Bush, criticized the former president for painting defunding as little more than a divisive “slogan.”
Former President Barack Obama drew criticism from progressive Democrats this week for suggesting that “snappy” slogans like “defund the police” are alienating voters and making it harder from a political standpoint to enact “changes you want done.”
In an interview with Peter Hamby, who hosts the... Read more
For many Black people, Trump's presidency was a source of constant stress. The end of this election doesn't necessarily change that.
Sheila Miller was moved to tears when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. On the day Joe Biden was projected to be the president-elect, ousting Donald Trump, Miller was emotional, but in a dissimilar way.
“Two different feelings altogether,” the... Read more
David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.
Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police Department confirmed. The department said officers were called to the former mayor’s home... Read more
Donald Trump attended the summit’s opening session but headed for the links rather than listen to world leaders discuss COVID-19.
President Donald Trump participated in the opening session of this year’s virtual Group of 20 summit on Saturday but did not attend a side event dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump instead left for the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, while that session was underway, CNN, The New... Read more
Without political leadership, it’s up to everyday Americans to do what it takes to get the pandemic under control
The most hopeful pandemic news in a long time came last week when Pfizer announced that its experimental COVID-19 vaccine appeared to be 90% effective at preventing infection.
The vaccine still needs further testing and outside review, in part to be more certain about safety. Still, the... Read more