Loretta Lynch Heads to Harvard, Tom Pérez Nominates Diverse Members, Clarence Thomas Gets Spot at NMAAHC

After yesterday’s war of words between Donald Trump and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL)her office began receiving several threatening phone calls. As Trump doubled down on his claim that the Congresswoman was fabricating his conversation with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, the mother of the fallen soldier said she too felt disrespected by the president. After claiming he has called every Gold Star family, relatives of nine of the 43 military members who have died during Trump's presidency tell AP that they haven't heard from him. Only after one slain soldier's father accused the president of going back on a promise to send a check for $25,000, the WH said yesterday that the money had been sent. While all this was happening,Donald Trump was tweeting about NFL players disrespecting the country. Speaking of,NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said yesterday that though team owners want players to stand, they will not force players to do so. Oh, and remember when we told you Trump expressed support for the bipartisan Senate proposal that would stabilize health insurance markets by offering short-term funding for subsidies to insurers? Just hours later, he backed away from that endorsement. And there’s this: VP Mike Pence’s brother takes steps to launch a congressional bid. The diversity leading the nation’s capital never leaves us short on content. So let's get to that...

  • Amex’s Ken Chenault steps down.
  • The Obama letters. Read some excerpts from notes he sent his college girlfriend.
  • Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) calls on Google to help stop counterfeiters.
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) slams congressional colleagues over Americans with disabilities.
  • Tom Pérez just nominated new DNC members who would greatly increase diversity numbers. See who below.
  • Son of Ugandan immigrants announces run against Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY).
  • VA Gubernatorial candidate leaves Lt. Gov. nominee off flier.
  • Congressional Hispanic Staff Association election results are in.
  • Fox News is refusing to turn over records in racial discrimination suit.
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) wants investigation into controversial DEA law.
  • Loretta Lynch and SCOTUS justices head to Harvard Law for bicentennial.
  • Justice Clarence Thomas now has a spot at NMAAHC.
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks about being a woman of color on the high court.
  • Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) intros bill calling for more gun violence research.
  • House Committee to investigate hurricane recovery efforts currently underway in Puerto Rico.
  • The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft.
  • #TBT: Meet the first Black artist to paint the official White House portrait.
  • Eric Holder says Trump crossed a line.
  • ACLU files FOIA request on report of FBI surveillance of African Americans.
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) demands subpoena for Michael Flynnrecords.   
  • There’s a new actor lined up to play Colin Powell.
  • Join us on Monday to hear from former NFL players about the intersection of sports and social justice. RSVP in FOMO!
Brenda Arredondo