VIDEO: We do not consent to a Donald Trump presidency..., from Rosa Clemente
The Party we need by the editors of Jacobin
Keeanga-Taylor Yamahtta's piece also in Jacobin, "No Time for Despair" and "How to build a mass movement"
How can we fight Trump, in The Nation
Brief primer on the difference between Executive orders, Presidential memorandums & proclamations
Executive orders signed off as of January 20th 2017 at 9:20am
The official listing of Presidential Actions from the White House:
Presidential Cabinet:A graphical view of Trump's cabinet picks that looks at the lack of diversity and experience
Roll Call votes from the US Senate as of January 29, 2017 for: (Note - click on the link below to see how Senate Democrats voted)
A detailed outline of Trump Cabinet and sub-cabinet appointees, and key White House Staff
John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security
James Mattis, of Washington, to be Secretary of Defense
Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the CentralIntelligence Agency
Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and statusof Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations
From the AFL-CIO, Why aren't we talking about working class Americans of color,
Analysis of the 2016 presidential election results from Pew Research Center
POLICING IN AMERICAThe Science of Justice: Race, Arrests & Police use of Force (July 2016)
Report from the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office regarding the death of Alton Sterling (July 11th, 2016)
Local news coverage from the Star Tribune of the Philando Castile killing
Local news coverage from The Advocate of the Alton Sterling killing
Coverage of the Freddy Gray trial in the Baltimore Sun.
Court documents of the Freddy Gray trial for Baltimore Police Officers, Caesar Goodson, William Porter, and Edward Nero. Here is Officer Woodson's court transcript.
The Guardian's interactive project, The Counted keeps track of the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in the United States throughout 2015.
Articles on the various topics covered and uncovered since the police related deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
- Exactly How Often Do Police Shoot Unarmed Black Men in Mother Jones
- The Black Protest Tradition and the path forward in The Black Scholar
- Prosecutor manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer in Truthout
- Yes, Black America fears the police. Here's why in Propublica
- Life without Parole by The Marshall Project
Report/analysis entitled: "Who leads us" on who are the prosecutors in America by the Women's Donor Network. The site is very informative and interactive.
Justice Department investigation report on police departments in:
White House page on the President's 21st Century policing
The President's 21st Century Policing Task Force webpage with the interim Task Force Report (March 2015) and final Task Force Report (Note: as of 7/19/15, the DOJ link is inoperable. The link will be provided when operable)
These are documents released in the Sandra Bland case:
STOP & FRISK
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) resource page on stop & frisk.
NY Amsterdam News coverage of stop and frisk.
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) Reflection on the Floyd v. City of NY Ruling Against Stop and Frisk.
New York Times coverage of stop and frisk.
ACLU Report: Beyond "Deliberate Indifference": An NYPD for All New Yorkers (Nov.2013)
New York Attorney General Office Report on Stop and FFLINT WATER CRISIS
The Detroit Free Press section on the Flint Water Crisis
The Guardian's section on the Flint Water Crisis
A story published in The Final Call about recent work of their prison ministry.
This is the "10 Things they will not tell you about the Flint water tragedy" by Michael Moore.
Reporting on the Flint Water Crisis by NewsOne
June 2016, "On view of Race and Inequality; Blacks and Whites are worlds apart" from the Pew Research Center
By the Urban Institute: The Moynihan Report is revisited and Housing Discrimination against Racial and Ethnic Minorities.
National Urban League's 2013 State of Black America and 2014 State of Black America report.
50 years of the Voting Rights Act report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
Supreme Court decision on Voting Rights Act (June 2013).
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies response to Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act.
The Brennan Center for Justice (at NYU School of Law) has a page with various links to op-ed, blog posts, media coverage, fact sheets, etc., regarding the Voting Rights Act.
The Democrats dependence on the Black vote, Washington Post (July 2015)
How Black Voters could determine the 2016 elections, Washington Post
The Urban Institute has a brief summary on poverty and a resource page.
The Economic Policy Institute has an Inequality & Poverty page.
The Nation's This week in Poverty series.
Official poverty page at the Census Bureau.
2015 Income and Poverty in the United States report and summary
2014 Income and Poverty in the United States report (Census Bureau report issued Sept. 2015)
The Pew Research Center put together a data portrait in their look at poverty.
Mapping Poverty in America in the New York Times.
DETROIT FISCAL CRISIS
Detroit Bankruptcy renders pension benefits unprotected.
Detroit Free Press full coverage of the Detroit’s financial crisis
A new report cites New York public schools as the most segregated in the nation according to UCLA Civil Rights Project.
The Common core State Standards Initiative page.
The emergence of a Common Core backlash.
The growing political impact across the country on national and state levels.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA)
Whitehouse website page for Affordable Care Act (ACA) and healthcare reform that contains information about the new law, myths versus facts, and information on how to find healthcare plans.
House Republican Playbook – a GOP strategic plan to highlight problems with the Affordable Care Act.
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' report on ACA.
See these links for additional information; comprehensive background; overview of the case with important details available here and two excellent stories available here and here. Also see these links for the story on the IRP6 as well as an interview and article written by Mr. David Banks, one of the IRP6.
Final report of the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, United States Senate. Also available in other formats here and here.
From Democracy Now a flashback to the days of COINTELPRO.
Book excerpt for Spying on Democracy.
New York Amsterdam News
The Black Star News
Atlanta Black Star
The Final Call
African Sun Times
Coverage from Democracy Now on the Puerto Rico financial crisis
The crisis explained by the Huffington Post (Jan 2016)
The crisis explained by The WEEK
The Atlantic: Will Promesa help Puerto Rico
The Real News Network: Puerto Rico 'Rescue' Bill to Reinforce Colonial Relationship with US
BBC's primer and FAQ on Brexit
The Guardian's coverage of Brexit
The Iran Nuclear Agreement - Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
July 20, 2015 Opening of the US Embassy Havana