Tag: federal government of the united states

Of Course, Research Shows That Black Women Wait Longer in Line to Vote Than Anyone Else

An election worker processes absentee ballots at State Farm Arena on November 2, 2020 in Atlanta, Ga.Photo: Megan Varne (Getty Images) Black women have long been the most important voters for Democrats, and their electoral power has been crucial at the presidential level—just ask former President Barack Obama. Advertisement Democratic presidents, governors and other elected […]

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Auntie Maxine Snatches Jim Jordan’s Baby Hair, Tells the Ohio Rep ‘Shut Your Mouth’

Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty Images) If only Rep. Jim Jordan, a former assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State, had something to say when wrestlers were being sexually abused by their team doctor. Instead, Jordan has claimed he had no knowledge of the incidents despite several wrestlers claiming he not only knew but was aware of […]

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Barack Obama Calls for Full and Transparent Investigation Into Daunte Wright Shooting, While Biden Talks Tough to Looters

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Black America’s president for life, Barack Obama, took to Twitter to call for a “a full and transparent investigation” into the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright and for America to “reimagine policing,” which in layman terms means to stop shooting unarmed Black people. Advertisement “Our hearts are heavy over […]

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Biden Announces Limited Gun Reform Actions Using Executive Order Powers

US President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure investment from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus on April 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. – Biden on Wednesday said Congress should pass his $2 trillion infrastructure plan to ensure US global leadership in the face of rising power China.Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP […]

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Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Aims to Empower People of Color

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House on April 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images (Getty Images) President Joe Biden unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure program in Pittsburgh on Thursday that aims to address urban planning that displaced Black people […]

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Can a Sexless Robot Run for President? Some Think Mike Pence Is Making a Push for 2024

Photo: Melina Mara (Getty Images) Remember back a million years ago when America was under the rule of the most racist president and his sexless robot former Vice President Mike Pence? Well, it looks like someone’s done some tinkering with his mainframe because the once homeless, couch-surfing VP might be looking to make a run […]

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PBS’ The Blinding of Isaac Woodard Exclusive Clip: How Black Soldiers Faced Fascism in WWII and America

The Blinding of Isaac Woodard (2021)Screenshot: Courtesy of PBS PBS has an upcoming film spotlighting a bit of Black American history that may not be well-known. Produced and directed by Jamila Ephron and executive produced by Cameo George, The Blinding of Isaac Woodard tells the story of Sgt. Isaac Woodard. Advertisement More historical info on […]

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Damian Williams Could Become Manhattan’s First Black U.S. Attorney

Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Attorney’s Office (AP) Damian Williams, a longtime New York prosecutor who currently heads the Securities and Commodities Task Force in the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, is now being considered to lead the office. Advertisement If confirmed, Williams would be the first African American to serve […]

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Black Lawmakers Rally Behind Shalanda Young to Head Office of Management and Budget

Shalanda Young is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Budget Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Photo: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky (AP) Shalanda Young is the top choice for Black lawmakers in Congress to […]

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White House Staffers Say Biden Administration Is Dismissing Dozens Over Cannabis Use Despite Promises That It Wouldn’t Do That

Photo: OpenRangeStock (Shutterstock) Dammit, President Joe Biden, we thought you were cool. (I’m joking; nobody ever thought that.) Advertisement Apparently, dozens of White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program all because they at least occasionally partake in the consumption of what has in recent years become […]

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If Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Cuomo Prove True, Biden Believes the Governor Should Step Down: ‘He’ll Probably End Up Being Prosecuted, Too’

Joe Biden (center), Dr. Jill Biden (left) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (right) attend a 9/11 memorial service at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Amr Alfiky (Getty Images) During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, President Biden stated that […]

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Did the FBI ‘Fake’ Justice Kavanaugh’s Background Check? One Senator Thinks So

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Way back in 2018, when the country was under orange rule, the FBI was tasked with doing a background check on Brett Kavanaugh, who had been nominated for the Supreme Court. If you unlock that part of your brain that swore it would never go back there, remember that there […]

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Biden to Wait Until Cuomo’s Investigation Is Over, Won’t Call on Him to Resign

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) President Joe Biden doesn’t want to rush to judgment despite mounds of accusations, a photo, and seven women claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed them—and don’t even get me started with the claims that Cuomo and his staff mishandled COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. Advertisement “I think […]

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President Biden Signs COVID Relief Package Ahead of His Primetime Address to the Nation

Photo: Doug Mills-Pool (Getty Images) In an effort to avoid having an entire nation blasting Rihanna’s 2015 banger “Bitch Better Have My Money” during his televised address this evening, President Joe Biden has signed the COVID relief package a day earlier than expected. Advertisement According to the New York Times, the Biden administration upped the […]

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Michael Regan Confirmed as 1st Black Man to Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Michael Stanley Regan speaks during his nomination hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington,DC on February 3, 2021. Photo: Brandon Bell (Getty Images) On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s pick for the next Environmental Protection Agency chief administrator, Michael Regan, making […]

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Sen. Ron Johnson Forced Senate Staffers to Read All 628 Pages of the COVID Bill Out Loud and It Backfired

Photo: Ting Shen (Getty Images) In what can only be called the pettiest of petty bullshit, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) forced Senate staffers to read the entire 628-page COVID bill aloud on the Senate floor, Thursday, delaying the debate and vote on the bill. Because Republicans are basically a group of whiny white men and […]

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Houston Woman Accused of Spending $3.6 Million in COVID-19 Relief Money on Luxury Homes, Cars and Other Items

Photo: Vitalii Vodolazskyi (Shutterstock) People will never disappoint you as long as you expect people to be disappointing. Yes, that’s a cynical way to start a news story, but what else is there to say about a Texas woman who allegedly received millions of dollars meant to protect small business owners from the economically devastating […]

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Just Hold On, the Stimmy Is Coming. I Repeat, the Stimmy Is Coming!

Photo: Doug Mills (Getty Images) Now that Mercury is out of Gatorade and we are still in a panorama, I’m happy to report that the stimmy is on the way. Look, fuck whatever Republicans are talking about because you know they get all fiscally conservative when anyone talks about giving money to the needy. The […]

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Why Biden Must Choose Shalanda Young Now That Neera Tanden’s Nomination Has Failed

Shalanda Young is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Budget Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Photo: Patrick Semansky (Getty Images) If any of you thought that Republicans weren’t going to continue their […]

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South Dakota’s COVID-19 Numbers Are Trash. So Why Did the Governor Praise the Job She Did at CPAC?

South Dakota Gov. Kristi L. Noem speaks at white Freaknik.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) The Conservative Political Action Conference is a lot like prison. They are both full of gangs like the Crips and the QAnons. Both places house liars, robbers, and thieves. And at CPAC, aka white freaknik, just like in prison, you can […]

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Senate Referee Shoots Down Minimum Wage Increase, Now Some Democrats Want Her Fired

Photo: Samuel Corum (Getty Images) Let’s play a game, shall we? Can anyone tell me what the minimum wage was in 2009? How about 2011? What about 2015? If you guessed slave wages, you are right. For the past 12 years the minimum wage has been $7.25. That’s it. For perspective I’d like to add […]

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One of Biden’s Cabinet Picks Is Looking Doomed, but Her Replacement Is a Black Woman and That’s Fine by Me

Shalanda YoungScreenshot: YouTube I know that I was in full cape mode for all of President Joe Biden’s picks when I learned that Republicans were being extra hard on those of color. Then I learned about Shalanda Young, and sadly it has made Neera Tanden’s bid as the director of the Office of Management and […]

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One of Biden’s Cabinet Picks Is Looking Doomed, but Her Replacement Could Be a Black Woman and That’s Fine by Me

Shalanda YoungScreenshot: YouTube I know that I was in full cape mode for all of President Joe Biden’s picks when I learned that Republicans were being extra hard on those of color. Then I learned about Shalanda Young, and sadly it has made Neera Tanden’s bid as the director of the Office of Management and […]

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Biden’s Nominees of Color Facing More Intense Republican Scrutiny Than His White Picks. If Only We Knew Why

Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), appears before a Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on Capitol Hill on February 10, 2021 in Washington, DC.Photo: Andrew Harnik (Getty Images) It would be nice to live in a world where everything made sense. For example, I’d […]

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Security Officials Testify to Senate That Violent Capitol Insurrection Was Unforeseeable, Blame Breakdown in Intelligence

Former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testifies in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Rules and Administration committees joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, February 23, 2021, to examine the January 6th attack on the Capitol.Photo: Erin Scott/AFP/Pool (Getty Images) At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the former chief of […]

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Merrick Garland Gets Emotional During Senate Confirmation When Talking About Race, and I Owe Him an Apology

Photo: AL DRAGO (Getty Images) I owe Merrick Garland an apology. When it was announced that Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court (See Mitch McConnell as to why that didn’t happen) would now be President Biden’s pick for attorney general, I said some pretty harsh things about Garland. I called him as special as a […]

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Orders ‘Stand Down’ Across the Armed Forces in Effort to Address Extremism in the Ranks

Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta-Pool (Getty Images) The attempted insurrection at the Capitol last month left many of us shocked and horrified. Within the Pentagon, that horror was only compounded by the realization that many service members—both active duty and retired—participated in the riot. In an effort to address the extremism within the military’s ranks, Secretary […]

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Homeland Security Issues Bulletin Warning That the Threat of Domestic Terrorism Is Still Alive and Kicking

Photo: Brent Stirton (Getty Images) The Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin flagging that there is a “heightened threat environment” across the U.S. and that in the coming weeks, extremists could carry out further violence like the kind that erupted ahead of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Last week, the Biden Administration announced that […]

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Biden to Sign Executive Orders for His Racial Equity Agenda. So Can We Still Talk About the Crime Bill or Nah?

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) In 1993, Joe Biden took to the Senate floor to warn of predators in society that needed to be taken out. “We have predators on our streets that society has in fact, in part because of its neglect, created,” Biden said. “They are beyond the pale many of those people, […]

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Biden Administration Orders National Intelligence Office and FBI to Assess Threat of Domestic Violent Extremism

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki participates in a White House press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) We can’t say President Joe Biden hasn’t hit the ground running. In his first week in the Oval Office, Biden […]

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FBI to Screen Around 25,000 National Guard Members Fearing Possible Insider Attack on Inauguration Day

National Guard members walk past American flags placed in the ground on the National Mall as the U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The approximately 191,500 U.S. flags will cover part of the National Mall and will represent the American people […]

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