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AP: Steve Bannon Leaves a White House Now in Turmoil

AP: Steve Bannon Leaves a White House Now in Turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leaving.  Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president’s administration in turmoil. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday would be Bannon’s last […]

Who Else Opposes Racism? The Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines

Who Else Opposes Racism? The Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the four major U.S. military services have spoken out against racism and extremism after last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Their comments on Twitter and in longer written statements made no mention of President Donald Trump’s responses to the incident. Military officers are trained to avoid politics. They traditionally see […]

Heather Heyer Is Remembered, Following Charlottesville & Aug. 12

Heather Heyer Is Remembered, Following Charlottesville & Aug. 12

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — About 1,000 mourners gathered inside a theater in downtown Charlottesville to remember a woman killed during a violent weekend rally were able to mourn her death Wednesday quietly without the presence of neo-Nazis who had threatened to attend the service for Heather Heyer. Heyer’s grandfather said his 32-year-old granddaughter always wanted […]

Trump’s ‘Blame on Both Sides’ for Charlottesville Shocks America

Trump’s ‘Blame on Both Sides’ for Charlottesville Shocks America

NEW YORK (AP) — Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.  […]

Americans Unite to Condemn Hate After Charlottesville

Americans Unite to Condemn Hate After Charlottesville

SEATTLE (AP) — Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The gatherings Sunday spanned from anti-fascist protests in San Francisco to a march to President Donald Trump’s home in New York. Some focused on showing support […]

An ‘Empowerment Center’ Opens in Ferguson to Help Residents

An ‘Empowerment Center’ Opens in Ferguson to Help Residents

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The National Urban League president helped christen a new job training and education center in Ferguson on July 26, calling the site a “powerful first step” in helping the St. Louis suburb that’s still mending from unrest over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown three years ago. On the same […]

Advocates: DOJ Is ‘Changing Course’ on Civil Rights in Education

Advocates: DOJ Is ‘Changing Course’ on Civil Rights in Education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups accused the Trump administration Aug. 2 of “changing course on a key civil rights issue” after reports that it was launching a special project to investigate whether college and university admissions programs discriminate against students based on race. The New York Times reported Aug. 1 that a recent internal […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America

The Latest News in Trump’s America

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:  Bipartisanship? In 2017? Yes, on Criminal Justice, Immigration and Families. Congress can be a bitter and […]

Census 2020: The U.S. Needs to Get It Right

Census 2020: The U.S. Needs to Get It Right

The day that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director Jim Comey, a second political drama unfolded. It received far less media attention, but in the long run might have even more severe implications for the health of the country’s democratic processes. That day, Census Bureau Director John Thompson, who had recently agreed to remain at […]

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