Trump’s ignorant remark to Pakistani leader causes turmoil

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Today’s Action: Support Reparations for Black Americans

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Trump stuns the Pakistani Prime Minister with his display of ignorant arrogance

The president sat down with PM Imran Khan to speak to the press — and left jaws on the floor with his wild statements.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Kellyanne Conway loses it as Fox hosts press her about Trump

The lying presidential advisor is going off the deep end.

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Omarosa reveals how Trump team secretly organizes racist chants at his rallies
The president tries to pretend he has nothing to do with his fans’ behavior at his rallies — but his former aide spilled the beans.

Trump projects his fear with a wild tweetstorm about Mueller and Dems

As the Special Counsel’s testimony to Congress looms, the president’s guilty conscience is leaking through.

Man suspected of gunning down reputed mob boss mistook him as ‘deep state’ figure
The defense will claim that Anthony Comello was under the influence of dangerous pro-Trump Qanon conspiracies.

Trump casually discusses killing tens of millions of people in horrifying nuke fantasy
The assembled reporters and the Pakistani prime minister couldn’t believe their ears.

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Trump’s Justice Department tries to muzzle Mueller ahead of his congressional hearing
The president’s compliant DOJ acted like Trump’s personal attorneys while interfering in the congressional inquiry.

Behind Pence’s Air Force Two cancellation: A drug dealer
The White House had been mum about the sudden cancellation of a vice presidential trip to New Hampshire earlier this month.

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A Dallas-born citizen picked up by the Border Patrol has been detained for three weeks
This was never about immigration…

White House, congressional leaders reach budget, debt ceiling deal
Democrats succeeded at staving off Trump and Republican’s worst impulses in the upcoming budget.

Trump exposed plotting to profit off of major international conference
A new report exposed the president’s wildly corrupt plans for the world to see.

Today’s Action: Support Reparations for Black Americans

It didn’t stop with slavery. The end of the Civil War marked the beginning of a century of terror against Black Americans, which the federal government turned a blind eye to and sometimes sanctioned. The 20th century practice of red-lining was a thinly veiled scheme to push families of color to the margins of society while preventing homeownership and generational wealth accumulation that ushered in the white middle class.

Long after the end of Jim Crow, Black Americans have continued to be disenfranchised, locked out of educational and job opportunities reserved for whites, and made to fear persecution by the very law enforcement system that ostensibly protects them (on their tax dollars no less).

The term reparations has become a controversial one thought to make amends for wrongs done by and to people long dead. But what we are really looking at is restitution for billions in financial, physical, and psychological damages from crimes that continue to this day.

The bills before the House and the Senate do not prescribe a solution, only mandating that reparations be studied, and if this nation aspires to anything resembling justice, it is crucial that Congress pass the legislation without delay.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand their support for The Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act (H.R.40/S.1083).

The Civil Rights Act of 1965 marked the beginning of contemporary legal protections against discrimination for black Americans…though hardly the end of discrimination itself. Today, only 64 years later, the median income for white American is ten times that of black Americans, and organizations like Black Lives Matter remind us the deadly discrimination of Jim Crow is alive today, in the form of guns instead of nooses.

Support for studying reparations is two-fold: not just the study itself, but also a clear and vocal support for a needed change across-the-board in the status-quo for black Americans.

And it’s hundreds of years late.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress tell them cosponsor The Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans (H.R.40/S.1083).

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Trump to end his trade war with China that is hurting American families, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.