Tag: Rashida Tlaib

Will House Democrats Add Trump’s Long History of Racism to the Articles of Impeachment Against Him?

As Democrats forge ahead with their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, some members of the party are pushing for the articles of impeachment to include his record of sexual abuse and racism, BuzzFeed reports. Citing two Democratic congresspeople, Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Al Green (D-TX), BuzzFeed reports that some progressive Democrats and longtime […]

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‘I Can’t Wait to Call Her My President’: Ayanna Pressley Backs Elizabeth Warren

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will be hitting the campaign trail in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren today, following her endorsement of the presidential front-runner on Wednesday. “I have seen Ms. Warren in small church basements and in packed gymnasiums,” Pressley said in the video announcement. “And she is consistent. She never loses sight of the […]

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‘Bernie’s Back’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Plan to Endorse Bernie Sanders

Three out of four members of “The Squad”—the influential freshmen congresswomen who have become the face of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing—are planning to endorse Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for president. The Washington Post first broke the news Tuesday night, as Sanders and other top Democratic presidential contenders traded barbs and made the case for […]

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Rep. Tlaib v Detroit PD, round two, was a missed opportunity to bridge facial recognition debate gap

Weeks ago, when a brief Twitter spat between between Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and the Detroit Police Department over the latter’s use of facial recognition software ended with an invitation for Tlaib to come and visit the Real Time Crime Center headquarters, I mentioned in an article that if the Congresswoman took them up on […]

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People Are Upset Because Rashida Tlaib Said White People Can’t Distinguish Black Faces. Science Says She’s Right

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Right-wing outlets and people who don’t season their wings right are up in arms after a Democratic congresswoman made a statement based on nothing but data, facts and peer-reviewed scientific research. According to the Detroit News, on Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) visited Detroit’s “Real-Time Crime” center, which uses cameras […]

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Stands By Sale of ‘Impeach The MF’ T-Shirts

Photo: J. Scott Applewhite (AP) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is Keeping The Same Energy she has always had. The Democratic congresswoman’s re-election campaign is selling T-shirts based on her most widely-known phrase: “Impeach the MF.” Advertisement The new merch went on sale following the announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into poor POTUS last week. […]

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Aunties Don’t Sleep, Black Girls Are Not Magic and Other Things I Learned During CBC Week

Photo: Daniel Swartz I’ve known about the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference for years, but I have never attended because a very close friend of mine went one year and came back infected with a disease from which she still suffers to this day. I know it makes no sense, but even after […]

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AI Weekly: Detroit’s facial recognition battle is about the ends justifying the means

This week, after U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) criticized on Twitter the Detroit Police Department’s use of facial recognition software, they invited her to visit its Real Time Crime Center so she could see the technology in action. Rep. Tlaib readily agreed to a visit (how could she not), and so presumably we’ll get to […]

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Trump Is Getting Slammed After Calling Millions Of Jewish Democrats Ignorant And ‘Disloyal’

Getty Image Donald Trump’s beef with “the Squad” has been going on for a while now, and any time he takes a swing it tends to be legitimately troubling and upsetting. It’ll be hard for him to go lower than telling four non-white congresswomen, three of born in America,” to “go back” to their home […]

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Israel Reverses Course, Allows Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Visit. Tlaib to Israel: Nah, I’m Good

Photo: Bill Pugliano (Getty Images) First, an Israel visit was off the table, then it was back on and now it’s off again as Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has said she won’t be visiting her 90-year-old grandmother despite the country’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri approving her request. If you are confused, don’t worry, so are […]

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Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Were Headed for Palestine, Not Israel

The Israeli government has announced that it will ban the only two Muslim women in Congress, representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from entering the country. But the two weren’t headed to Israel; their planned congressional trip was to Palestine. The decision took place after public encouragement from President Donald Trump. “It would show great […]

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Israel’s Decision to Ban U.S. Congresswomen Is Self-Defeating

With predictable insouciance, President Donald Trump cheered on the Israeli government’s decision to bar entry to Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib due to their advocacy for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement—reversing its previous pledge to allow them into Israel out of respect for the U.S. Congress. The president let fly on Twitter, […]

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The Media Is Missing the Real Story of Trump’s Racism

In August 2017, three men from rural Illinois—members of one of our country’s numerous heavily armed and rather poorly regulated “militias”—drove to Bloomington, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis, to plant an IED in the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center. Following their arrest, two of the men admitted their guilt. They had set out from Illinois, they […]

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Please Allow Jonathan Weisman of the New York Times to Teach You About White Supremacy

Screenshot: YouTube (Time) Here is the essence of white supremacy. Despite the pronouncements of those who proudly declare their bodies free of a racist bone, white supremacy is not the same as racism. Actions and their results are what determine whether or not something is racist, not belief or intent. Nor is white supremacy defined […]

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Beyond Pelosi

Every time I see Nancy Pelosi patiently spell out the higher political wisdom of refraining from impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, I think of Alan Greenspan. That’s obviously not because the speaker of the House and the famously tight-lipped former Fed chair have any affinities of political outlook or personal temperament. Rather, it’s because as […]

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NAACP Puts It to the House: Impeach Donald Trump!

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACPPhoto: Mark Wilson (Getty) Delegates to the NAACP voted unanimously Tuesday to have the nation’s oldest civil rights organization press the House to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. “This president has led one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era,” NAACP President […]

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Trump’s Doing It Again. And by ‘It’ I Mean Attacking ‘The Squad’

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The president of the United States is a… At this point I want to be outraged but the president of the United States is a joke and he’s exactly what racist white men and 53 percent of white women wanted in office. He’s all the negative things I could think […]

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‘Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?’: Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

Screenshot: Fox Nation (YouTube) Diamond and Silk live to say stupid things. As the GOP’s sock puppets of choice and ardent proponents of all things loud and wrong, Shuck and Jive aren’t always there when you call, but they’re always on time to deliver their unique brand of high-decibel absurdity with a side of contrived […]

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What They Mean When They Say ‘Send Her Back’

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) What is an American? Is it defined by borders, treaties, laws and the Constitution or is it a nebulous set of mutable ideas and fluctuating standards? And who gets to decide? Is it as everchanging as this country’s boundary lines or was it set in stone by the cabal of […]

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