In the News this Week
Debra Brown | Friday August 25th 2017
In the news this week By Team ATPB
With the state of current affairs in the US and around the world, we’re staying up to date on as much news as we can. Like many of you, we devour everything that is published on the Trump administration in an effort to keep informed about its horrible policies and so that we can share them with everyone we know (read about them every month in Nia’s “F*ck Donald Trump” series). Here’s a list of the articles and headlines about Trump and beyond that caught our attention this weekend. Check back every Monday and Friday for weekly updates. And, please share any articles that catch your attention, because sharing information is one of the most important things you can do at this moment.
Naomi Campbell calls out former Vogue editor for the magazine’s lack of diversity.
The supermodel posted a photo of Vogue’s all-white editorial staff on her Instagram, noting that it had been taken while Alexandra Shulman was at the helm of the magazine. Shulman left Vogue in early August 2017 after 25 years at the magazine, and her replacement Edward Enninful became the first black editor to steer the publication in its 100 year history.
Trump Team Escalates Threats to Shut Down Government.
The White House on Thursday reiterated its willingness to risk shutting down the government to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall between the United States and Mexico.
Howard University has appointed the former FBI Director to serve as the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy for the 2017-2018 academic year. As part of this role, Comey will lead five lectures, although the topic has yet to be announced. He will also serve as the Opening Convocation keynote speaker, welcoming the incoming Freshman class on September 22. According to the release from the University, Comey will forego the $100,000 compensation, instead donating it to a scholarship fund for the University dedicated to helping students from foster homes.
Supporters of Colin Kaepernick Rally in New York Demanding He Be Signed.
Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against blacks, showed their solidarity with him and his cause at a rally outside National Football League headquarters on Wednesday, demanding that he be signed by the start of the regular season next month.
George, Amal Clooney donate $1M to Southern Poverty Law Center to combat hate groups.
George and Amal Clooney are donating $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help fight hate groups in the wake of tragedy and violence in Charlottesville, Va. The SPLC, a leading civil-rights group that monitors hate groups and campaigns against bigotry, is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to increase its ability to combat hate groups in the USA by highlighting the dangers of white-supremacist ideology.