Michael Cottman commentary

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  “OCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.” – Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, is making a complete mockery of civil rights.DeVos recently appointed Candice Jackson, 39, as the […]

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Rep. Maxine Waters relishes lowering the hammer on President Donald Trump and she is not showing any signs of letting up. And now Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is also squarely in her crosshairs. “They need to go to jail,” Waters (D-CA) said during a recent appearance on MSNBC. Waters was referring to Trump and […]

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  OMAROSA EMERGES AS KEY WHITE HOUSE AIDE President Donald Trump, who hired Omarosa Manigault as his senior adviser, recently told folks to consult Manigault if they have particular questions about the administration’s policies. Manigault has emerged as a top White House gatekeeper and outreach coordinator to the Black community. Trump has vowed to revitalize […]

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It’s been a chaotic first 30 days for President Trump and his administration. Here’s a look at some of the president’s more controversial decisions and statements in February. TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR HCBUs: President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that commits to a request by the United Negro College Fund that Trump move […]

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  Howard University President Wayne Frederick welcomed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos with open arms. Only time will tell if Frederick made a wise decision. DeVos, the polarizing Education Secretary, got her first photo-op at a historically Black college since her razor-thin confirmation thanks to Frederick’s high-profile meeting. A billionaire who is facing mounting […]

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Fox News mouthpiece Geraldo Rivera announced that he resigned from his position as an associate fellow of Calhoun College after Yale University said it was renaming its college that pays tribute to John C. Calhoun, a former slave owner and notorious white supremacist. “Been an honor but intolerant insistence on political correctness is lame,” Rivera […]

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“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president [Barack Obama] loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.” […]

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Republican Gov. Paul LePage from Maine should resign. Quick. Fast. And in a hurry. LePage offered a feeble apology last week for his ill-advised comments…

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This week, I walked out of the barber shop this week and asked a friend, an African-American professional, to name his top concern of 2015.…

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Is Donald Trump’s defiant anti-politically correct message dangerous for Black folks? I could make a valid argument that Trump’s verbal assault on political correctness leads…

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The new face of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is a black woman. Trump, the frontrunner among Republican candidates in most national polls, has hired Tea…

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I’m weary of writing about young Black boys being gunned down by young Black men. There’s a $20,000 reward for information leading to the killer…