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Women protest Trump administration

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- They came from Maryland and across the rest of the country. Women and men, young and not-so young, chanting and carrying signs protesting the Trump administration and raising concerns about the rights of women and minorities which, the demonstrators say, may now be at risk.
By Lauryn Froneberger

Ben Chavis, president, NNPA

By Hazel Trice Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Omarosa Manigault, recently named assistant to the president and director of communications in the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration, recently promised the first press interview with President Trump to Benjamin Chavis, president/CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, according to sources who attended a private meeting with the transition team.

President-elect Donald J. Trump recently announced his intent to nominate Dr. Ben Carson to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Dr. Carson, one of Trumps's many presidential opponents, is a distinguished national leader who overcame his troubled youth in the inner city of Detroit to become a renowned neurosurgeon who served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.
New America Media reports on nonprofit advocacy groups that have provided legal services to immigrants in Florida and beyond for two decades.

Trump takes oath, declares Washington's power going back to the "American people"

Capital News Service

WASHINGTON -- Promising to put “America first,” Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, assuming leadership of a polarized nation but with the benefits of a Republican-controlled Congress.

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PEOPLE: Herman Taylor Jr., former  elected official, joins Maryland Black Caucus Foundation board
Opinions & Editorials
Who's Who

Diversity Leader

Julian Norment is liaison to the African American community for Montgomery County's Office of Community
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen
Cong. Jamie Raskin (D-8th Dist.)
Cong. Anthony Brown (D-4th Dist)
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General
Obie Patterson, Pr. George's County Council
Andrea Harrison, Prince George's County Council
Virginia Onley, Rockville City Council
Doug Duncan, Pres., Greater Washington Leadership Conference

Race in America: Past & Present
Part 1: America's 20th Century slavery

The horrifying, little-known story of how hundreds of thousands of blacks worked in brutal bondage right up until World War II.    

Part 2: Emmett and Trayvon: How racial prejudice has changed

Part 3: A House divided

Why do middle-class blacks have far less wealth than whites at the same income level?

Part 8: The new white Negro

Is family breakdown now biracial?