It’s likely going to be called Pod Save the People, on the world of activism, culture, and social justice.
“What you’re seeing is not a performance.”
The goal, operatives say, is to replicate the success of groups like Planned Parenthood Action and EMILY’s List. “They say, ‘Hey, we hear you, we’re going to change.’ Then they do worse. I think this moment is us finally saying, ‘This is not working for us.’”
Black Democratic staff says that’s very unlikely to happen. But there are some signs that it’s not completely off-the-table…
#WeWillReplaceYou is likely the sharpest representative of a popular sentiment within the Democratic Party: Oppose Trump at all costs. And on Thursday the group took issue with the Congressional Black Caucus’s decision to meet with Trump.
Best known for her turn on The Apprentice, Omarosa Manigault — a former Democrat turned “Trumplican” — now holds an important position inside the White House. Her rise has sent black Republicans into an existential crisis as they find themselves trying to get a seat at the table.
Shermichael Singleton is set to join CNN as a contributor after appearing on the network several times in the wake of his firing from the Trump administration.
After a scrutinized meeting with President Trump, four officials from historically black colleges and universities said it was OK — except for the president referring to them as “you people.”
In a meeting with news anchors, President Trump said it’s time for compromise on an immigration bill, a major departure from the way he has framed the issue in the past. But Democrats aren’t buying it.
Leaders from historically black colleges met with President Trump and Vice President Pence on Monday and pushed various agenda items — which they’re hopeful will come to fruition under the administration.
One of Carson’s closest aides was fired from the agency after writings critical of Trump from October resurfaced.
Jeff Sessions and a stimulus plan.
Vice President Mike Pence will meet with black West Point cadets for a round table discussion and deliver remarks at an awards dinner, but a White House official said black Republican leaders won’t be part of it.
Omarosa Manigault said during Wednesday’s meeting that she is working on an executive order regarding historically black colleges and universities, according to a source.
The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus slammed the hiring of John Gore to work in a senior level position the civil rights division of the Justice Department.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said they came to the inauguration out of a sense of duty, but weren’t feeling optimistic following Donald Trump’s speech.
Civil rights organizations are trying to advance agendas that are in some cases squarely opposed to Donald Trump’s stated policy priorities. After years of White House access, established organizations and prominent activists are grappling with the next move.
But the Congressional Black Caucus has not formally discussed boycotting as a group, sources told BuzzFeed News.
The question of whether to oppose Trump unconditionally is a big one across left-leaning groups, but it’s also heightening generational tensions within the black activist community.
Some black Republicans fear that the Trump administration will approach outreach and the community differently than previous Republican presidents — starting with Wednesday’s meeting.