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REPORT: Majority of Clemson’s African-American Players Declined President Trump’s White House Invite

​After winning the National Championship, ​Clemson’s football team was invited to celebrate their victory with a ​fast-food dinner at the White House with President Donald Trump. The team made the trip out to the nation’s capital but there were several members of the team who declined the invitation.

Many of those players were African-American, although there were several white players who did not join the team in Washington D.C.. Three players anonymously admitted that racism and their opinion on Trump were the reasons they opted not to attend the event. 

The players claimed there was no team meeting to decide whether or not they would attend, rather the individuals themselves chose whether or not they felt comfortable visiting the White House. 

According to TheRoot, 15 of Clemson’s…

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How Black D.C. Is Surviving Trump’s Government Shutdown

Government workers protest the government shutdown during a demonstration in the Federal Building Plaza on January 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest, on the 20th day of a partial shutdown, was one of several held around the country today.
Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images)

“He didn’t ask me!” yelled a heavy set 40-something-year-old guy sitting by the window in my barbershop. I had just asked everybody what they thought about President Trump’s claim that federal employees told him to keep the shutdown going. 

My barbershop is at the perfect demographic nexus of the D.C. metropolitan area. Nestled in a strip mall near the University of Maryland College Park, Md., the clientele is mostly black, or Asian and white guys who like black guy haircuts. Working class, college students…

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African American Leaders Unite to Support Trump’s Wall

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Some claim that building a wall is a “medieval solution” to a modern problem. The wheel is an ancient solution too. Nobody’s complaining about that. POTUS is on target. Walls do work; as in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, walls are still viable solutions. Why now? Just days away are the March for Life and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, yet America is in crisis at the southern border.

As an African American voice for justice, a defender of the sanctity of life, and perhaps most importantly, a Christian evangelist, I stand with President Trump as he labors to build a wall. From my perspective, compassion trumps terror. Our prayers are needed more than ever. We must rally around the wall to avert…

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Letter: Trump’s first two years

Dear Sir:

As an Independent I provide the following evaluation of Trump’s first two years in office.

Positive accomplishments during the two years include: revised tax policy benefiting many Americans, elimination of some unnecessary or restrictive regulations, low unemployment, and funding the DOD to $700-$750 billion.

During the first two years of Trump’s presidency, the following negative events transpired:

• Russia has made significant inroads into Syria in the past two years.

• President Erdogan of Turkey asked Trump if the US could leave Syria, and Trump complied and unilaterally decided to pull our troops out of Syria. Trump, against the judgement of his generals, is drawing down our military in Afghanistan.

• The US ceased military exercises with South…

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Trump’s Shutdown Will Hit Black Americans The Hardest

These economic costs take a severe toll on everyday people. Today, some 380,000 American families have a member sitting at home without a paycheck. At a time when around 80 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, in large part because the cost of living continues to rise at rates outstripping increases in worker pay, that’s hundreds of thousands of family crises waiting to happen. It means families may not have sufficient money for rent or mortgages, groceries, transportation or school supplies, among other needs.

The federal government distributed sample letters for furloughed workers to send to landlords, banks and other financial institutions like student loan agencies, as they seek leniency for late or partial payments. Many will weather this income loss by using credit cards…

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Trump’s White Evangelicals are Nostalgic for an American Past that Never Existed for Blacks and Others

In 2013, I received an email from Rev. Ray McMillan, the pastor of Faith Christian Center, a conservative evangelical and largely African American congregation in Cincinnati, Ohio. McMillan was writing to ask me if I might be interested in participating on a panel at an upcoming conference on evangelicals and racial reconciliation, to be held later that year at Wheaton College, a Christian liberal arts college in western suburban Chicago. I was initially surprised by the invitation. I cared about racial reconciliation, but I had never spoken at a conference on the subject. I was not an expert in the field, and even my own historical work did not dive explicitly into race or the history of people of color in the United States.

I was even more confused when Rev. McMillan asked me…

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