Category Archives: Obama/Politics

WATCH: Australian Senator Gets Egged by Teen After Blaming New Zealand Muslims for Massacre

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*An Australian Senator named Fraser Fanning literally found himself with egg on his face. 

It happened when  a teen who was videoing him launched the egg right after he ridiculously blamed  the Muslims in New Zealand for the attack in Christchurch killed 49 worshipers.

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California Governor Newsom Names Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as State’s First Surgeon General

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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom has named Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as the state’s first-ever Surgeon General.

As a pediatrician, entrepreneur and nonprofit CEO, Dr. Burke Harris has dedicated her professional career to understanding the link between adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in children, and the effect both have on future health outcomes.

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Tom Brokaw Apology Not Accepted After Putting Foot in Mouth When Commenting on Hispanics – WATCH

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Tom Brokaw

*If you haven’t heard, veteran NBC news man Tom Brokaw is sitting in some deeeeep hot water today because of the comments he made Sunday on “Meet the Press.” 

Brokaw, 78, has already apologized for saying that Hispanic immigrants need to do a better job of assimilating to the United States and teaching their children to speak English, but as you may have already guessed (our headline’s a good clue), Hispanic groups, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists/NAHJis not satisfied and is not having it, according to Richard Prince’s Journal-isms blog.  

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Trump’s MAGA Caps Have Evolved into a Hot-button Issue: Patriotic or Racist?

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(Via Yahoo News) – They’re red and white and debated all over.

The baseball caps embroidered with the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” are synonymous with President Donald Trump’s administration, and have become a hot-button topic, especially in the wake of a racially charged confrontation last week near Washington’s Lincoln Memorial.

Many, including actress and activist Alyssa Milano, now are calling the baseball caps the modern-day white hoods of the Ku Klux Klan, representing a white nationalist ideology pushed by the president.

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Texas Politicians Resign Amid Accusations of Using City Money to See Michelle Obama

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*You could argue that this is a case of taking fandom too far. So far that it got a pair of Texas politicians in hot water that they had to resign. What did they do?  They allegedly misused public funds to attend an event on Michelle Obama’s book tour.

As a result, Forest Hill, Texas, Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes submitted their resignations on Wednesday, ahead of a public hearing over alleged misconduct and expenses related to the former first lady’s book tour event in Dallas last year.

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Georgia NAACP Files Voter Complaint Against Secretary of State Brian Kemp Over Voting Machine Irregularities

Electronic Voting Irregularities and Voter Suppression Issues Continue to Plague Governor’s Race

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ATLANTA —The NAACP Georgia State Conference President Phyllis T. Blake filed complaints with the State Board of Elections for possible voter suppression tactics regarding malfunctions of the touch screen machines in Bartow,Cobb, Henry and Dodge Counties.

The Georgia NAACP has received complaints from several voters on touch screen irregularities when attempting to select Stacey Abrams as their choice for governor – the machines instead chose Secretary of State Brian Kemp. In other instances, machines showed ballots being cast before any the person actually voted.

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The Transformation of African-American Life in 19th Century Washington

*Have you ever wondered what kind of conditions African Americans had to endure at the start and end of the Civil War?

Did D.C. follow the lead of other states or was it the first to shift from the attitude of Emancipation? What were the ripple effects of the Reconstruction Era? All of these questions will be answered if you read on.

The Reconstruction Era of Washington D.C. had 2 transformations that have been known to be quite long-lasting. The transformations were the exponential growth of the city and the end of slavery. The Congress was being constantly told by the Abolitionists to stop slavery – especially in D.C.

Congress, on the other hand, was dominated by interests of holding on to slavery and hence wouldn’t shift from their current stand.

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It’s Happened Again! Second Woman Accuses SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

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Brett Kavanaugh

*Uh oh, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh‘s got anther female problem to deal with now that a second woman has come forth to claim he was inapprpriate with her.

Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh has described a dormitory party gone awry and a drunken incident that she wants the F.B.I. to investigate.

Here’s MORE from The New Yorker:

As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale University. The offices of at least four Democratic senators have received information about the allegation, and at least two have begun investigating it.

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