Politics & Law

Trump Plans Meeting with HBCUs

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

During last year’s presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously asked African-Americans, “What do you have to lose?” Now, the 45th president wants to show black America what he has to offer. The Philadelphia Tribune, an NNPA sister newspaper, reported that Trump’s administration will host an “HBCU Fly-In” event with leaders from historically black colleges and universities
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Trump administration withdraws transgender protections, ignites protest

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Protesters gathered outside the White House Wednesday night after the Trump administration took their first action involving the transgender community. President Trump withdrew Obama-era protections which kept schools from discriminating against transgender students. Most notably, those protections allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. Read more @ WJLA    

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D.C. Council member Vincent Gray resumes push to bring end to tax on fitness clubs

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

D.C. Council member Vincent Gray wants to end a tax on health clubs that he had tried to kill in 2014, when he vetoed the city’s budget as mayor. Commonly known as the “yoga tax,” the 5.75 percent levy is applied to sales at a “fitness club, fitness center, or gym the purpose of which
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Colleagues Remember Former D. C. Council Member H.R. Crawford

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Southeast D.C. was filled with elected officials, community leaders and a diverse quilt of political icons on Feb. 18 paying their final respects to former Ward 7 D.C. Council Member H.R. Crawford. Born Hazle Reid Crawford in Winston Salem, N.C. on Jan. 18, 1939, Crawford adopted the nickname H.R.
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Washington D.C. Becomes 6th Place in the U.S. to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Feb 21st, 2017 | By

A Washington, D.C. law allowing doctors to prescribe their patients lethal drugs to commit suicide went into effect Saturday after U.S. Congress failed to block the measure, the Washington Times reports. The district is the sixth area in the U.S. to legalize the deadly procedure, following Oregon, Washington state, Vermont, California and Colorado. The D.C.
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