Clinton, Obama Call for Acceptance of Trump’s Victory

Melody Gulliver Archive

Following Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have urged democrats to “give Trump a chance to lead” despite sentiments of disappointment and anger. During her concession speech, Clinton remained composed, stating “This is painful, and it will be for a long time…[But] we owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.” Trump’s victory comes as …

Voting For Inclusivity: The Ongoing Fight For Black Education

Melody Gulliver Archive

Photo via Flickr The Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts that every citizen has the right to primary and secondary level education, regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality. Although higher education is not funded by the federal government, the government is responsible for creating policy framework and administering appropriate oversight. Therefore, university and college admission should be determined by merit, …

Hillary Clinton Versus Donald Trump: Hypothetical Matchup

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr An online poll conducted between April 4-10th asked adults ages 18 and over to give their feelings about a potential election matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this November. According to the poll, Clinton still leads the Democratic field nationally with 49 percent support among Democrats and Democratic-leaners, while Trump continues to lead the …

The Media Misrepresent the Revolution

Brian Griffith Archive

Photo by Steve Rhodes via Flickr “We want Freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black community”; this is the first point of the Black Panthers’ 10 point program. The 10 points were centered around bettering the Black community and dissociating from the broader white community.   The leaders of the Party were able to see the …

Newsflash: Pro-Black Is Not Anti-White

Domonique Hamilton Archive

Photo by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr Recently, Black artists like Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar have made very prominent statements showing pride in their African American roots and raising awareness of pertinent problems within the Black community. However, for some reason many people have taken offense to their performances. These people, a majority of the Caucasian descent, have taken to social …

Senate Republicans Will Not Meet With Presidential Supreme Court Nominee

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo by Kjetil Ree via Flickr After Antonin Scalia’s passing, the United States Senate Republicans have remained firm on their decision to not replace Scalia’s seat until after the upcoming election. Now it has been reported that if President Obama was to select a nominee Senate leaders will not meet them.   Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky strongly urges President …

Is There Still a Need for Black History Month?

Brian Griffith Archive

Photo via Flickr “Either you want to segregate or integrate,” said Stacey Dash expressing her feelings about Black issues in America today. Recently, the  infamous Ms. Dash has been receiving a lot of attention for her outspoken declaration that things like BET and other “Black only” award shows are no longer needed at this time. She even goes as far …

Supreme Court Controversy Over President Obama’s Use of Executive Power

Jerzy Messan Archive

Photo by Sal via Flickr As President Obama wraps up his last term in office, he continues to face intense criticism from conservatives due to his hyperactivity to mandate the execution of legal regulations. The Supreme Court is scheduled to report the verdict on his “abuse” of his executive authority based on his actions regarding immigration and contraceptive use in …