“Black lawmakers are hearing growing calls for Rep. John Conyers to resign and wondering why Sen. Al Franken isn’t getting the same treatment.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been privately airing concerns about a double standard within Democrats’ ranks since sexual harassment allegations against Conyers, the longest-serving House member and a founder of the CBC, first surfaced last week. Their concerns were thrust into the open Thursday when Conyers’ lawyer hinted that Conyers was being treated differently than Franken because of race.” MORE
“Donald Trump’s administration is trying to roll back decades of progress in enforcing civil rights to make it easier for insurance companies to discriminate against minority home buyers. It could also move to help car lenders and other financial institutions discriminate against minorities too.” MORE
“NFL owners met Tuesday with leaders from the NFL Players Association to hash out the issue of athletes protesting racial inequality by taking a knee during the national anthem.
If the early reports are any indication, neither party took a strong stand for or against the protests.
“Someone is posting ads on Craigslist advertising for minority actors to come to Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix, AZ and cheer for the unpopular president.” MORE