Friday, April 28, 2017

President Trump's Weekly Address

President Trump Gives Remarks at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum (Full Video)

This video was published on YouTube on April 28, 2017.

Vice President Pence Participates in a Swearing-In Ceremony for Alex Acosta as Secretary of Labor

This video was published on YouTube on April 28, 2017.

President Trump Gives Remarks and Signs an Executive Order on Whistleblower Protection

This video was published on YouTube on April 27, 2017.

'Flashback Friday': The L.A. Riots - President Bush’s Reaction

Published on YouTube on October 19, 2015.

On Friday, May 1, 1992, President George H.W. Bush gave a live address to the nation in response to the violence in L.A. that followed the acquittal of the four police officers who beat Rodney King and it is presented here in its entirety. He expresses outrage at the violence and terror of the previous two days and vows to restore order.

Trailblazers in Black History: Peter Westbrook

Published on YouTube on September 28, 2016. 

When Peter Westbrook became the first black man to win an Olympic medal in fencing in the 80s, he vowed to put his win and stature to good use. After later establishing the Peter Westbrook Foundation, he's done just that. Through his initiative he trains black inner city youth to honor the sport and use it as a means of expression beyond its physical requirements. His trainees include accomplished black fencers such as Nzingha Prescod, Keeth and Erin Smart, and Ibtihaj Muhammad who recently won bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Source: cunytv75

Congressional Black Caucus to Highlight Trump Admin’s Racial Problems With #StayWoke Campaign

As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, the Congressional Black Caucus is asking the country to "stay woke."

In a list provided exclusively to NBC News, the caucus has detailed 100 racially problematic actions and remarks by the Trump administration.

Using "#StayWoke," the internet-popular phrase that is an urge to remain well-informed and politically and socially conscious, the caucus is specifically trying to get the message out to the younger generation.

"We don't want people to get distracted by all of the action and noise and want them to stay focused on the facts," said CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana. "And the facts are this administration is dangerous to America and here are the reasons why and this is just 100 days. Think, we have hundreds and hundreds of days left."

In fact, there are 1,363 days left. 

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Trump Must Make Good on His Promises to HBCUs

An NBC News OpEd

We are mere hours from the end of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's administration, which has proven to be an administration marred by xenophobia, assaults on the female reproductive system, and the confirmation of an attorney general with a history of voter discrimination and voter suppression.

And, perhaps one of the most jarring sentiments is the blatant attempt to discredit or erase the importance, history and impact of historically black institutions of higher learning in this country.

Following Trump's Secretary of Education pick Betsy DeVos calling HBCUs "pioneers" of "school choice," negating the history of institutional racisms, Jim Crow laws, bigotry and hatred that barred black students from attending Predominately White Institutions (PWIs), we are left wondering: will this administration continue to erase and demean blackness?

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President Trump's First 100 Days By the Numbers

Jeff Sessions on Michael Flynn, Trump’s New interview, WikiLeaks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells TODAY he would “expect not to be involved” in the potential prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Regarding President Trump’s remark in a new interview that being president is harder than he anticipated, he says that Trump is “prepared,” but as a former businessman, may find the minutiae of Washington a “frustration.” 

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Source: TODAY

Trump to NRA: ‘8-Year Assault’ on 2nd Amendment ‘Has Come to a Crashing End’

During an address to the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum, President Trump assured gun owners that they “have a true friend and champion in the White House."

House and Senate Pass Short-Term Funding Bill, Avoid Government Shutdown

Tillerson Urges UN to Act Before North Korea Does

Violence Erupts as Nationalists Storm Macedonian Parliament

By Alexander Smith

Dozens of nationalists stormed the parliament building in the capital Skopje and attacked opposition lawmakers.

The protesters were mainly supporters of Macedonia's dominant conservative party, according to Reuters and other journalists on the ground. Some of them wore balaclavas and sported the country's national flag, a yellow sun on a red field.

The scenes inside the young country's legislature resembled nothing short of a riot. Large crowds also gathered outside the building.

At least 100 people were injured including 22 police officers, according to The Associated Press. Among those wounded were Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who was filmed with blood streaming down his face and onto his shirt, as well as the head of a small ethnic-Albanian opposition party. 

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Source: NBC News

Zinedine Zidane Calls on Voters to Avoid Le Pen

Source: euronews (in English)

UK PM May Meets Japan's Abe to Discuss Brexit Fallout

Source: euronews (in English)