Teenagers in cities across the nation, including Baltimore, Los Angeles and Portland, are taking to the streets to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s win. Scores of students staged walk-outs on Monday to express their disdain for Trump. “We hope to get our rights and just get our freedom. We want less racism, stop the violence, all of that,” said a 14-year-old student. On Monday, students gathered at Mariachi Plaza in Los Angeles and marched to City Hall. They held signs that bared the words “Bridges Not Walls,” and “Be Kind Not Racist.” “Although it has been nearly a week since the presidential election, many students remain concerned about the outcome and want their voices to be heard,” said Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King. “These are important conversations that need to take place. We want our students to know they are not alone.” Read more.
Radio Host Laura Ingraham May Become Trump’s Press Secretary
More details are being revealed surrounding who will be a part of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet. According to reports, radio talk show host Laura Ingraham is being considered to take on the White House secretary post. “I am honored to be considered for that job and other jobs. So we’ll see what happens. I think people are getting a little far ahead of the narrative,” said Ingraham. “It’s a big decision, but I’m at the point where, if my country needs me, and if I can do something to actually, you know, advance the Trump agenda, which is stuff I have written about now for 15 years, with trade, immigration and just renewing America, then I obviously have to seriously consider that.” Ingraham is currently the host of The Laura Ingraham Show. In the past, she has worked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She’s also penned several political books including The Hillary Trap, Looking for Power in All the Wrong Places. Read more.
Michigan Police Officer Who Exhibited Confederate Flag Steps Down
A police officer from Michigan who was caught with a confederate flag mounted on his pickup truck has stepped down. Officer Michael Peters was suspended with pay on Friday after his vehicle was spotted near an anti-Trump demonstration. “He apologized to the community and for the stain he put on the city,” said Traverse City Manager Marty Colburn. “He apologized to the Traverse City Police Department for the stain he put on the police department. I believe that apology was very sincere.” Aside from having the confederate flag tacked on to his pickup, he was spotted drinking a beer in a restricted parking area. Although he issued an apology and resignation, his actions are still being investigated. “Let me assure you that we hold our officers to a higher standard and the flag incident will be fully investigated,” said Traverse City Police Chief Jeff O’Brien in a statement on Sunday. Read more.
ABC to Air African American Museum’s Opening Ceremony
A tribute to Black history that was hosted for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will be featured on ABC. The two-hour special, titled Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America, will feature an array of dance, spoken word, and musical performances. Among those who were included in the tribute special included Quincy Jones, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Stevie Wonder, Jesse Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Mary J. Blige, Usher and others. Several influencers in the African-American community gathered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington for the event which took place on September 23. The show will air on ABC on January 12 from 9:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. EST. Read more.
‘Bernie Mac Day’ Declared In Chicago
It’s been 8 years since comedian Bernie Mac passed away, but his hometown of Chicago is keeping his legacy alive. Steve Harvey recently reunited The Original Kings of Comedy crew on his show for the first time since Mac’s funeral. His wife Rhonda McCullough sat in the audience during the show. “Rhonda, I know you and Bernie were high school sweethearts. So, we got something to show you,” said Harvey. “This is from the City of Chicago. It’s actually a proclamation that says in recognition of Bernie’s remarkable life and legacy, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed today, November 14th, to be Bernie Mac Day in Chicago.” During the show, the auditorium at the high school that he attended was dedicated to the comedian. “I am so touched. I am so honored, and I’m always amazed at just the outpouring of love that people still have for him. And, it just warms my heart that they remember him and love him the way they do,” said his wife. Read more.
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