Update 5/4/17: It appears that the student body at The University of Wisconsin-Madison won’t let the institution move past its racist past so easily. Carmen Gosey, the outgoing president of the Associated Students of Madison, wrote a scathing letter calling the school out for its actions.
Young, Black leaders in Cincinnati, Oh. and Jackson, Miss. secured meaningful victories in mayoral primary races this week.
The good news? A $100 million grant in federal funding is on its way to approval to help the residents of Flint, Mich. The bad news? Thousands of residents could lose their homes because they haven’t been paying for the toxic water that’s running through their pipes.
In a recent interview with the Washington Examiner‘s Salena Zito, Donald Trump – the current President of the United States – asked, “What caused the Civil War?” This led many in the news media to highlight the sitting president’s apparent lack of knowledge about the historical context surrounding this country’s most deadly war. While it might be the most convenient answer that Trump just “doesn’t know” anything about this country’s history, I have reason to believe this whole farce of a president and the antics he continues to perpetuate run much deeper than simply not knowing any better.
American University officials are investigating the sudden appearance of bananas hanging across campus. To make matters worse, references to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a Black greek letter organization, was targeted in what the university president is calling a “crude and racially insensitive act of bigotry.”
The latest good deed from the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick occurred this past weekend. On Saturday, Kaepernick and his girlfriend, Hot 97 personality Nessa, dropped off two boxes of suits at a New York parole office.
HBCUs already have a very complicated relationship with the Trump administration. And it’s only getting worse.
The Milwaukee County Jail cut off the water supply for two inmates in 2016, even after an inmate died from dehydration just weeks before.