Kanye West isn’t “Traditionally American” Enough To Sit At Trump’s Table

Kanye West ruffled quite a lot of feathers when he announced his support of President-elect Trump while on stage. Then he made a stop to Trump Tower  to have a personal meeting with him and posed for pictures in the lobby.

Kanye had finally gotten the approval of those white billionaires he’s wanted for years at the expense of the respect of many of his fans and supporters. At least, that’s what it looked like.

President Obama Won’t Commute Leonard Peltier’s Sentence

Supporters of Leonard Peltier have been campaigning for his release from prison for decades, dating back to President Clinton’s term. President Obama continues to grant commutations to more than 1,000 people and more can be expected before he leaves office, giving many hope that Peltier may have been on his way out.

Unfortunately, despite a personal plea from Pope Francis, Obama won’t be granting clemency to Peltier, despite having served 40 years in custody and a series of health complications, according to the New York Daily News.

The cost of hope

2008 feels so long ago, and the feelings I had then are so foreign now. But I remember clearly how a handsome, brilliant, and charming Black man once convinced me and so many other Black folks to hope for the world to change. I remember how he assured me that the violence of anti-Blackness I experienced as a Black kid living in America’s poorest city would one day be no more, despite there being no reckoning with the sins of this country’s past. I remember all of his promises to help make that happen.

NAACP President Demands Trump Apologize To Rep. John Lewis

The biggest drama in the media this week doesn’t involve celebrities, athletes or even reality TV stars. Instead, it’s centered on two men in their 70’s.

After saying that he would be boycotting the President-elect’s inauguration after deeming him as “illegitimate,” Rep. John Lewis was the target of Trump’s Twitter fingers. Trump’s tweets called out Lewis for being “All talk, talk, talk – no action or results.”

Obama Appoints 100+ Supporters And Aides To New Government Positions

President Obama’s last days in office have clocked down to his last hours. Before he leaves, he’s making sure he gets in some final executive orders, including a final batch of commutations and taking care of his long-time supporters.

CNN reports that senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and National Security Adviser Susan Rice were among more than 100 of the soon-to-be former aides that Obama appointed to new government positions.