Brash-talking billionaire and Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump didn't mince his words at a rally in Manassas, Virginia Wednesday night when he said President Barack Obama has "done nothing" for black Americans.
"Think of it," he declared the real estate mogul at the rally. "Obama, your African-American youth — 51 percent unemployment, right? You guys our age, they have unemployment that's double or triple what other people have. What the hell has he done for the African-Americans? He's done nothing. He's done nothing. I don't think he cares about them. He's done nothing. It's all talk, it's all words with this guy."
Trump who predicted he'll become president with 25 percent of the black vote also said Obama has disappointed him because of his divisive politics and promise to unite the nation. more >>
A U.S. cop who shot dead 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland on Nov. 22, 2014 said he thought the boy was holding a real gun.
On Tuesday, prosecutors released Officer Timothy Loehmann's signed statement in which he said he told the boy to show his hands and the latter instead pulled out a gun. The U.S. cop and his partner Frank Garmback are facing possible charges for the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice in November 2014, according to Reuters.
Loehmann and Garmback were responding to a 911 call about a man wielding a gun in a park beside a recreation center. Mere seconds after coming out of the patrol car, Loehmann fired twice at Rice, who died of his injuries the next day. more >>
The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor of Northwest Baltimore's Empowerment Temple church, said the group of black pastors who met with GOP 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Monday are worse than prostitutes.
During an interview on CNN Monday night where he sparred with Pastor James Davis on whether or not the meeting with the billionaire real estate mogul had accomplished anything, Bryant doubled down on previous comments he made when he likened the pastors to prostitutes.
"I wanna apologize because prostitutes get money. And the 100 that went in there walked away with nothing. They did it for free. So there's another word for that and I would not use that language on the family channel. What I would suggest is that you couldn't find a hundred white pastors to do the endorsement. Not a hundred Rabbis, not a hundred Imams," charged Bryant in the interview. more >>
Despite the controversy that preceded his meeting with a group of black pastors in New York City on Monday, Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he found "great love" among the pastors who praised his "big mouth" politics.
"I saw love in that room. I see love everywhere I go," Trump told reporters in an impromptu press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan where the meeting was held, according to CNN.
"This meeting was amazing. Amazing people," Trump added. "The meeting went so much longer, and it went longer only because of the love. It didn't go longer for other reasons." more >>
NEW YORK — Al Sharpton called Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's pending meeting with a group of black pastors on Monday a "smart thing" but warned the clergymen not to be "trumped by Trump."
"It's a smart thing he's doing to meet with black ministers 'cause the majority of black voters still go to church and that's why we are conveniently Democrats. But the question is, now that you're in the room with them can you fill the room with answering real questions," said Sharpton.
The civil rights activist and Baptist minister revealed at a press conference at the National Action Network's Harlem headquarters in New York City on Monday that he has spoken to a number of the ministers scheduled to meet with Trump in the now controversial meeting and he urged them "don't let him off the hook." more >>
A coalition of about 100 African-American pastors are scheduled to meet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday and are reportedly going to announce their support for the real estate mogul's presidential bid.
The New York Times reports that Trump's campaign announced this week that the Republican frontrunner will meet with the group of black pastors at 1 p.m. Monday at the Trump Tower in Manhattan.
According to the Times, the meeting will precede an announcement from the pastors that they will be endorsing Trump for president. The event will be televised on the Now Network's Roku channel, mobile app and website. more >>