Black Leaders Worry They Won’t Have A Seat At The Table
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.
A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP and also chairs a city police oversight commission. Her parents also told BuzzFeed News that she is passing off her younger adopted black brother as her own son.
The President Of NAACP's Los Angeles Branch Resigns Under Pressure
Los Angeles NAACP President Leon Jenkins has stepped down after his past as a judge defrocked for taking bribes came into the spotlight. The civil rights group had also come under fire for planning to give a lifetime achievement award to Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Democratic Party Chair Wasserman Schultz Downplays Fundraising Rivalry With OFA
"There isn't a single person that I have called or who I have spoken to in person who has said, 'I'm sorry, Debbie, I can't give money to the DNC because I'm going to give money to OFA' ... I'm not sure the same is true in reverse, to be quite frank," DNC Chairwoman says.