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White House struggles to name a single senior African-American working there


WASHINGTON — Seven months after Omarosa Manigault Newman departed the Trump administration under a cloud, the White House struggled on Sunday to identify any African-American serving in a senior role in the West Wing.

After two days of questions from NBC News, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday that Henry Childs II, a Commerce Department official on loan to the White House’s Office of Public Liaison since May, is carrying out many of the duties Manigault Newman had as an assistant to the president and director of communications for that office.

Separately, Kelly Anne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, could not name a single senior official working today in the West Wing who is African-American. Pressed by ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan…

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Kellyanne Conway struggles to name African Americans in White House


Conway was asked on ABC’s “This Week” to name the most prominent West Wing staffer to Trump after the departure of Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former Apprentice star whose departure from the White House was announced late last year.

Conway initially said the anchor, Jon Karl, was “not covering” Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, whom she said Trump works with “every day,” but when pressed on a White House staffer, she pointed to someone who she said was in the Executive Office of the President.

“We have Ja’Ron, who’s done a fabulous job, been very involved with — he’s been very involved with Jared Kushner and President Trump on prison reform from the beginning,” Conway said. “He’s been there from the beginning. He worked with Omarosa and others.”

Conway was presumably…

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White House struggles to name a single senior African-American working in the West Wing


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WASHINGTON — Seven months after Omarosa Manigault Newman departed the Trump administration under a cloud, the White House struggled on Sunday to identify any African-American serving in a senior role in the West Wing.

After two days of questions from NBC News, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday that Henry Childs II, a Commerce Department official on loan to the White House’s Office of Public Liaison since May, is carrying out many of the duties Manigault Newman had as an assistant to the president and director of communications for that office.

Separately, Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, could not name a single senior official…

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African-American Families Find Support In Website That Lets Them Share Struggles With Violence, Hardships


The Black Child Legacy Campaign has been taking steps to reassure children in light of recent police killings, as well as bring families together so they can talk about their daily struggles that they uniquely face.


Capital Public Radio:
‘Loving Brown Babies’: How Black Families In Sacramento Talk To Their Kids About Violence 


Parents in Sacramento’s low-income, largely black neighborhoods say a proactive family figure like [Latrell] Ludd isn’t always there for kids. And children in these ZIP codes die at more than twice the rate of white children from homicide, child abuse, unsafe sleeping conditions and stress-related birth complications, according to Sacramento County. To counter that trend, the Black Child Legacy Campaign recently…

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Film explores struggles of black Catholics


“Facing an Uncomfortable Truth,” a new documentary by Steve Crump, above, examines the contributions made by Kentucky’s early African American Catholics. (Photo Special to The Record)

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer

African American Catholics helped build some of the oldest churches in the Archdiocese of Louisville, yet oftentimes they were relegated to the back pews of parishes and could not receive Communion at the main altar.

A new documentary “Facing an Uncomfortable Truth”  explores contributions made by Kentucky’s early African American Catholics as far back as the 18th century. Its producer, Steve Crump, is a son of the Archdiocese of Louisville and a descendant of those early black Catholics.

“They were builders and caretakers,…

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Through books, a teacher helps a student confront personal struggles


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Michelle Kuo’s book “Reading With Patrick – A Teacher, A Student and a Life-Changing Friendship” is an insightful, unblinking yet affecting memoir. At its heart, it’s about the enduring friendship between Kuo, a 22-year-old Asian-American English teacher right out of Harvard, and Patrick, an African-American eighth-grader, in the Mississippi River town of Helena, Ark.

The memoir also operates on many larger stages.

It shows the power of literacy and how African-American writers can be a tool to promote reading and the development of one’s imagination. Kuo exposes the…

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