NAACP NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks Protest Jeff Sessions

Yesterday, leaders from the NAACP showed the intensity of their opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) nomination to be the next United States’ Attorney General by occupying his Congressional office in Mobile, Alabama. “We are engaging in a voluntary act of civil disobedience,” Cornell William Brooks, the national president of the NAACP, told police before… Continue »

Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States.  Today, the Alabama NAACP is holding protests around the state to protest the nomination (via press release): Alabamians Against Sessions for Attorney General will include five protests at the five Alabama offices… Continue »

President-elect Donald Trump’s new senior advisor to the White House is drawing raves from at least one white supremacist leader who recently declared that “America, at the end of the day, belongs to white men.” Richard Spencer told Mother Jones that he goes back years with new Trump White House advisor Stephen Miller, a former… Continue »

A coalition of faith, family and community leaders gathered today to deliver a national petition calling on Congressional leaders to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions and other divisive figures in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet. “Congressional leaders must reject President-elect Trump’s cabinet of bigotry and demand advisors who embody the values that make our… Continue »

Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has been one of the loudest and bigoted voices in the Senate — and he’s just been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General of the United States. During his time in the Senate, Sessions has scooped up every chance he’s had to trash immigration reform… Continue »

Below is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be Attorney General for the Trump Administration. Another day, another example of how President-elect Trump is filling the most powerful cabinet positions and senior White House posts in his Administration with white nationalists and… Continue »

Yesterday, the Republican Party engaged in the kind of racially-charged demagoguery for which the Trump campaign is notorious. In fact, a major theme seemed to be that brown, black, and Muslim people are a danger and a threat to the Republic. In a new piece for “The Fix,” Phillip Bump of the Washington Post explains that while the anti-immigrant… Continue »

With the GOP convention slated to begin next Monday, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to unveil his running mate by the end of this week. Below and online here are five of the top contenders for the Republican nomination for Vice-President, along with their positions on immigration, as well as their positions on Deferred Action for… Continue »

Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is claiming that Donald Trump will attract Latinos and African-Americans in the upcoming general election — on which planet exactly, Senator? “Donald Trump is going to do better with Hispanics and African Americans,” Sessions claimed. “I am convinced, because he’s talking about things that will really make their wages go… Continue »

Earlier this week, we noted GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s shift from supporting a path to legal status during the 2013 immigration debate, to a far-right approach nearly identical to Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” plan now that he’s entered the 2016 election. Cruz’s effort has mainly been to get to the right of his fellow Republican opponent… Continue »